Paneer Masala (No Onion No Garlic)

In Northern India during navratri we avoid using onion and garlic in the food. I have shared a similar kind of recipe but it had onion and garlic, so this recipe popped up in my mind and I tried. And to my surprise it make out really well. We loved it with a phulka.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

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

Servings: 3-4

Ingredients:

  1. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) – 250 grams (cut in cubes)
  2. Tomato – 3 medium (coarsely chopped)
  3. Capsicum – 1 medium (coarsely chopped)
  4. Green Chilli – 1 (coarsely chopped)
  5. Ginger – 1 inch (chopped)
  6. Black Cardamom – 1
  7. Bay Leaf – 1
  8. Clove – 3
  9. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  10. Red Chilli Powder – 1/3 tsp
  11. Garam Masala Powder – 1/3 tsp
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  13. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  14. Kasuri Methi – 2 tsp
  15. Fresh Cream – 3 tbsp
  16. Coriander Leaves – for garnishing
  17. Water – 1/2 – 1 cup
  18. Oil – 2 tbsp
  19. Salt to taste

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Paneer Masala:

  1. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai
  2. Add black cardamom, bay leaf, cloves and cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds till you get the aroma
  3. Add capsicum, green chilli and ginger. Saute for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add tomatoes. Saute till tomatoes are soft
  5. Turn off the flame and let it cool down. Then add it to a grinder and make a fine paste
  6. Heat the pan or kadai again. Add the paste and 1/2 cup of water (you can add more for desired consistency)
  7. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder
  8. Cover and cook on medium-high flame for 4-5 mins
  9. Add kasuri methi, garam masala and salt. Cook for another minute
  10. Add paneer and cream. Mix and cook for 1-2 minutes
  11. Your Paneer Masala is ready.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Great share! Thanks !!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love this..My mom always makes this..Looking so delicious..awesome share !!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That’s great !!! 😃 thank you so much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. intrepid8 says:

    This looks great. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!!! 🙂🙂

      Like

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