Monday, February 8, 2010

Paneer Masala

I had Paneer waiting for it's turn in the fridge , & everyday I was postponing , as I could not decide what I wanted to do with it. Finally I selected a basic gravy & did some mix and match with the vegetables on hand , which gave shape to this dish.
I guess this is how new dishes are invented !


Carrot - 1 medium , chopped & cooked
Capsicum - 1 small, diced
Tomato - 1/2 cup, diced
Paneer- 1/2 cup, diced
oil- 3 tbsps
Lemon juice- 1 tsp
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Grind :
Onion - 1 medium, chopped
Garlic 4 cloves
Ginger - 1/2 '' piece
Cashew - a few
Poppy Seeds - 2 tsps
Jeera - 1 tsp
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Green chilly - 2
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Cardamom, clove - 1 each
Cinnamon- 1/2 ''


Fry the paneer in oil till the color changes & keep immersed in warm water.
In the same oil, add the masala paste & stir till the raw smell goes.
Pour in some water to make a gravy & add the salt. Slip in the capsicum pieces & cover & cook for a few minutes.
This is followed by the tomato . Cook for a couple of minutes.
The carrots & the paneer can join in .
Pour in the coconut milk & bring to a boil.
Put off the gas. Add the lemon juice.
Enjoy with roti.


  1. Lipsmacking paneer masala....looks fantastic..

  2. Yuuummmy paneer masala!!.. very very nice one!!.. looks so tempting!

  3. yummy paneer masala, very creamy and great treat..