Sunday, February 3, 2013

Paneer Masala

20-30 1cm cubes of paneer
1 medium sized onion - coarsely chopped
1 tomato - coarsely chopped
2 green chilli
1/2 to 1 tsp red chilli powder
4-5 pepper corns
1 garlic pod
1 cm ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2-3 Tbsp of thick yogurt
1/2 tsp garam masala powder (optional)
2 Tbsp kassori methi (optional)

1) Take 2 Tbsp oil in a pan. Add garlic and fry until it changes colour. Add ginger, pepper corns, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and fry for another minute.
2) Add onions - fry until it starts to change colour. Add tomato and fry for another 3-4 mins, until the oil begins to separate out.
3) Allow it to cool and grind into fine paste with garam masala, turmeric and red chilli powder
4) Meanwhile, take 1 Tbsp of ghee in a frying pan and fry paneer until it changes colour.
5) Add the ground paste to this, yogurt, 1-2 cups of water depending on the consistency needed. Bring this to boil.
6) Check for salt and garnish with kasoori methi

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