Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Paneer Masala Curry

Paneer Masala Curry
Paneer dishes are a favorite & must have one's at home. In a week we gobble on much more than 2people can. Sometimes I use these tempting cheese cubes to calm my hunger at nights. Paneer is healthy & for sure one should limit the consumption. Too much of anything is not good. 
I'm sharing this "No Garlic No Onion" Paneer Masala Curry recipe with you all. It's mild in flavor, creamy in texture & yummy in taste. Frankly I love adding onion to any curry, I believe that addition of it adds flavor to curry & makes it much tastier. But sometimes I like to slip it from cooking & love enjoying satvik food.
Paneer Masala Curry
Prep Time-15mins 
Cook Time-25mins
Pairs with rice, roti & naan.
2Tbs oil
2&1/2Cups paneer cubes
3Tbs oil+2Tsp butter/ghee
1Tsp cumin
Cinnamon small piece
2Tsp grated ginger 
4 Tomatoes pureed 
1Tsp garam masala powder 
2Tsp chili powder 
1Tsp coriander cumin powder
2Tbs cashews {soak in milk for 15mins} 
1/2Cup milk
1Tbs kasoori methi
Salt to taste 
1Tsp sugar
Coriander for garnish 
Frying paneer 
- Heat with pan with 2tbs oil. Add in chopped paneer to pan & fry them crisp. Dry them on a paper towel. 
For gravy
- Heat pan with oil & ghee. Add cumin, cinnamon & elachi to pan. Fry for few seconds till the jeera goes to light brown in color. 
- Next add in ginger & pureed tomato pulp to pan. Mix them well & bring it to boil. 
- Add in garam masala powder, chili powder, coriander cumin powder, salt & sugar to pan. 
- Cook them on low heat. Mean while grind cashews & milk to a smooth paste. Add it to the pan along with kasoori methi & cook it on low heat for 5mins. 
- Add in the fried paneer to gravy & cook on low heat till the gravy becomes thick. Adjust salt & chili powder if needed. 
- Once the gravy thickens swith off heat & garnish with coriander leaves. 
- Serve warm with a slice of lemon.
- Skip the frying part of paneer if you want t add in the paneer as it is. 
- You can replace oil with ghee. But mixing both with cut down some fat from ghee, while making the dish flavor full.
Paneer Masala Curry
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  1. wow that is super delicious!!! yummy clicks!!

  2. That bowl of alluring Paneer masala curry is just inviting, soo delicious and definitely fingerlicking.

  3. So beautifully presented...good job..and paneer is welcome anytime at home as well!

  4. All time favourite dish.. nice clicks .

  5. I never thought of doing a paneer dish without onions. This one looks awesome...Beautiful clicks!!

  6. Yum yum yum! I love the curry. Its delicious.

  7. Such a creamy & delicious looking curry. I'm sure it must have tasted amazing even without onion & garlic.

  8. what an ice and creamy paneer curry - looks delicious