Sunday, July 25, 2010

Paneer tava masla

I got this recipe from Tarla dalal's 'Punjabi subjis'.Carefully combined spices ranging from ajwain to sha jeera, makes this a lip smacking preparation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3cups paneer ,cut into cubes
  • 2tbsp kasuri methi,crushed
  • 1tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2tsp turmeric powder
  • 1tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain(carom seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chopped green chillies
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1/4tsp shajeera
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander for garnishing

Marinate the paneer cubes with kasuri methi,chilli powder, turmeric powder,chaat masala and salt for 1/2hr.Heat 3tbsp oil in a pan shallow fry paneer .Drain on absorbent paper and keep it aside.Heat the remaining oil.Add the ajwin and cumin seeds to it.When they crackle,add onion and saute till they turn translucent.Add garlic paste,green chillies,coriander powder,salt and saute for 2 min.Add the tomato puree and caraway seeds.Cook till the oil separates from the gravy.Add the fried paneer cubes,crem and garam masala and mix gently.Serve hot garnished with coriander.