Paneer Masala

Paneer Masala is an easy and yet delicious paneer recipe. This one comes from my mother-in-law’s kitchen. Hope you enjoy it.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 25 mins.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  1. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – 200 grams (cut into cubes)
  2. Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Tomatoes – 2 large (roughly chopped)
  4. Capsicum – 1 medium-large (roughly chopped)
  5. Green Chillies – 2 (roughly chopped)
  6. Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi) – 1
  7. Bay Leaf (Tej Patta) – 1
  8. Cumin Seeds (Jeera) – 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  12. Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  13. Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves) – 1 tbsp
  14. Heavy Cream – 3 tbsp
  15. Oil – 2 tbsp
  16. Salt to taste.

How to make Paneer Masala:

  1. Take a blending jar. Add tomatoes, capsicum and green chilis. Blend to a smooth paste
  2. Heat oil in a kadai or a pan. Add black cardamom and tej patta. Saute till aromatic
  3. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  4. Add onions. Saute till golden brown
  5. Add tomato-capsicum paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix and cook till oil starts to separate
  6. Add cream, kasuri methi and garam masala powder. Mix and cook for a min
  7. Add paneer and salt. Mix and cook for about 2 mins on medium flame
  8. Your Paneer Masala is ready. Serve hot with Phulka or Paratha.

4 Comments Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s