Thursday, July 14, 2011

Paneer Gravy

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We all know paneer is the one of the best liked and universally used ingredient in Indian cooking.It tastes great in every dish because of its unique texture and flavor.I made this simple,fast,katta-meeta gravy with just a few ingredients at home.It tasted great!!!I bet the kids will love it!!!

1) Cubed paneer - 11/2 cup
2) Tomato chopped - 1 can(can use fresh tomatoes say 3 to 4 big ones)
3) Ginger chopped - 1tsp
4) Garlic - 1 pod
5) Milk - 1cup
6) Tandoori Masala powder - 1tblsp
7) Kasoori methi(dried fenugreek leaves) - 1tsp
8) Coriander powder - 1tsp
9) Red chilly powder - 1tsp
10) Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
11) Dried mango powder(aamchoor)powder - 1tsp
12) Sugar(optional) 1tsp
13) Salt to taste
14) Oil - 3 tblsp
15) Cumin seeds - 1tsp
16) Coriander leaves - few

First,in a pan,heat two tablespoons of oil and fry the paneer pieces till nice golden brown in color.Transfer them to a bowl filled with lukewarm salted water,soak them.This will keep them soft.Keep aside.

Grind the tomatoes,ginger and garlic in a blender.Keep aside.

In a sauce pan,heat the remaining oil,add and saute cumin seeds.Now,Add tomato puree and cook for 5 minutes.Add all the dry spices one by one(crush dry methi leaves to bring out the flavor and do not add tandoori masala now),cook for 5 more minutes.Add little water and salt.Next we add milk,tandoori masala and sugar.Cook till the sauce comes to a boil and becomes thick.Lovely aroma fills the air!!! Now,squeeze the paneer pieces from water and add it to the gravy.Close the lid and cook for final 5 minutes.Paneer absorbs all the flavor.The gravy will be orange in color....Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Hot paneer gravy is ready!!! Serve it with nan,roti or rice...Enjoy:))..

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