20 June, 2016
Easy Paneer Masala
Date – 15.6.2016
Preparation Time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins
Recipe Type – Main
How many – 3-4
Measurement cup used 1 cup = 220 ml
Paneer – 200 – 250 g (cut into cubes)
Onion (medium) – 1 (cut into thick slices)
Ripe red tomato (medium) – 4 -5 (cup into thick slices)
Garlic clove – 4-5
Ginger – 1 inch (chopped)
Green chili – 1-2
Kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder – 1- 1 ½ tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera – ¼ tsp
Cinnamon stick – ¼ inch
Green cardamom – 1-2
Cashew nuts – 6-7
Kasuri methi /dry fenugreek leaves – 1 tsp
Fresh cream or malai – 1 tbsp (if you do not have any of them add 1 tbsp of milk)
Water – ¼ cup
Salt – as per taste
Oil – 2 tbsp
Heat oil in a thick bottom pan or kadai.
Place onion and saute it over low – medium flame for a minute or till it gets translucent. Be careful onion should not change its color.
Add ginger, garlic and green chili, fry for a minute over medium flame.
Add sliced tomato, cumin, cinnamon stick, green cardamom, Kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Stir very well.
Cover this masala with the lid and cook for 1-2 minute over low flame till tomato gets mushy.
Now open the lid and turn off the flame. Wait for some time and let it cool down.
Transfer this masala to the blender and add cashew nuts. Blend this mixture to the very fine and smooth paste without water.
Transfer this paste to the kadai and turn on the flame, add water.
Add kasuri methi and cream or malai or milk to the gravy, stir.
Let gravy cook for 2 minutes over low flame.
Finally add paneer cubes then turn off the flame.
Now paneer masala is ready to serve. Eat it with any indian bread.
In Short ;
Prepare all the ingredients for making paneer masala
Heat oil in a kadai or pan
Place sliced onion, saute till translucent
Add ginger, garlic and green chili, saute for some time
Add sliced tomato
Add red chili, turmeric, coriander, garam masala, cumin, cinnamon stick, green cardamom and salt
Cover with the lid and cook for some time till tomato gets mushy , then turn off the flame
Transfer this masala the blender and add cashew nuts
Blend till smooth without adding water
Transfer this paste to the kadai and turn on the flame then add water
Add kasuri methi, stir well and cook for 2 minute over low flame
Add fresh cream or malai, stir
Finally add paneer and stir then turn off the flame
Easy paneer masala is ready