Saturday, July 30, 2011
Dear Shru and Poo,
It is a long time since I posted a recipe. You know that I was busy with so many other things. Just as I was planning to post others from my list, Nanda told me that she has tried most of my recipes which turned out well and that she was waiting for more recipes from me. That made me act soon.
So here it is -one of the easiest and tastiest dishes, which goes well with rotis. All you need to buy is paneer. All other ingredients are mostly available at home. You can buy and store paneer in the freezer for quite some time and it becomes handy in emergency- that is, when you have no time to buy vegetables or when guests arrive unexpectedly or in short notice. So, try this.
Paneer 200gms (one block cut into 1/2" cubes
Oil or butter 1 tablespoon
Onions 3 (medium sized)
Garlic 3-4 pods
Ginger 1" piece
Tomato 2 medium sized
Tomato puree 3-4 table spoons
Jeera 1 teaspoon
Dhania powder 1/2 teaspoon
Haldi 1 pinch
Red chilli powder /2 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Garam masala 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander leaves 2 tablespoons chopped
Grind together onion, garlic, ginger and tomato into a paste. Let it not be very smooth.
Put oil or butter in a kadai and heat it. Add cumin seeds After it turns brown, add dhania, haldi and mirch and immediately add the ground paste. Fry till raw smell is gone. Add tomato puree and fry for about one minute. Add about 1 cup of water and saslt and bring to boil. Add paneer cubes (many people fry them, but I dont), and boil for 3-4 minutes. Add garam masala and coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rotis. This quantity serves four.
(There are different varieties of paneer masala where poppy seeds, cashew nuts are used. But I make this in a simple way)