100 th post :Paneer masala curry

How to make Paneer masala -panner gravy

Paneer masala is spicy dish made by cooking marinated paneer in tomato ,coconut and onion gravy with selected  spices. It can ebe served well with roti ,naan or plain rice.
Paneer (cottage cheese) is such a magic ingredient that any dish made using it is extra delicious.  Prefer fresh paneer for making this paneer masala curry as its softer than frozen paneer.Adding grated coconut in curry makes this paneer masala more tasty. Adding spices in this gravy makes it more aromatic ,use freshly ground spices for making paneer masala curry.
Grated coconut gives different taste to this curry and increases nutritional value of it as well.

Cooking Time :60 min
Paneer cubes(Cottage cheese) 2 cups,
Tomato chopped 3 big size
Onions chopped 2
Green chili chopped 4
Coriander leaves chopped
Curry leaves
Ginger small piece small bunch
Garlic cloves 3
Curd 1 cup
Cashews 2 tb spoon
Oil 2 tb Spoon,
Salt as per taste
Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
Coconut grated 1 tb spoon
Chili 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander powder 1/4 tea spoon
Water 2 cup
Cumin seeds powder 1 tea spoon

Directions to Cook :
1.Marinate paneer (Cottage cheese)
Mix curd,chili powder,cumin powder ,coriander powder in bowl.Coat paneer with this curd mixture for marinating. Keep it aside for at least 1 hour.
2.Shallow fry /deep fry marinated paneer cubes with some oil in a pan.

3.For making gravy of paneer masala:
Chop onions ,tomatoes ,chili,garlic, ginger in small pieces.
4.Grind onions,cashew nuts, chili ,garlic, ginger in grinder with some water .Keep it aside.
5.Grind tomatoes ,coriander leaves with water to get fine puree.Keep it aside.
6.Heat kadhai and add oil in it. Add cumin seeds , mustard and asafoetida in oil after it gets enough hot to crackle seeds.
7.Add grated coconut , curry leaves in oil and saute for a minute.
8.Add onion puree in it. Saute for 2 minutes.
9.Pour tomato puree in kadhai and saute for 3 to 4 minutes.Keep on stirring veggie puree until oil separates from it.
10.Add cumin powder,turmeric,salt,coriander powder in kadhai and saute for a minute.
11.Add marinated and  fried paneer cubes in kadhai and saute it.
12.Mix well all together and cook for 10 to 12 minutes .
13.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve paneer masala with roti or paratha or naan or rice.

100 th post :Paneer masala curry 100 th post :Paneer masala curry Reviewed by Roopali Kadam on 22:43:00 Rating: 5

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