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Tawa paneer masala recipe



Tawa paneer masala recipe
 
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Recipe type: Curries
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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tawa paneer masala recipe - a semi dry curry with capsicum/bell pepper, onions, tomatoes and paneer cubes cooked on tawa or a griddle. a popular restaurant side dish.
Ingredients
  • 200 to 250 gms paneer/cottage cheese
  • 1 large onion, about 100 to 120 gms
  • 1 medium capsicum/green bell pepper, about 80 to 100 gms
  • 3 medium tomatoes, 180 to 200 gms
  • 4 to 5 medium garlic/lahsun
  • 1 inch ginger/adrak
  • 1 green chili/hari mirch, chopped
  • ½ tsp carom seeds/ajwain/omam
  • 1 tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder/lal mirch powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 tsp pav bhaji masala or ½ tsp garam masala + ¼ tsp dry mango powder/amchur powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp crushed kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves
  • salt as required
  • few chopped coriander leaves/dhania patta for garnish
Instructions
  1. finely chop the onions and capsicum/green bell pepper.
  2. roughly chop the tomatoes, green chili, ginger and garlic.
  3. crush the ginger and garlic in a mortar-pestle to a paste.
  4. add the chopped tomatoes in a blender and make a smooth puree. keep aside.
  5. chop the paneer in ½ inch cubes.
  6. melt butter on a tawa or skillet.
  7. add the carom seeds/ajwain and fry them for a few seconds or till aromatic.
  8. add the onions and saute till translucent.
  9. add the ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, finely chopped capsicum/green bell pepper and saute for about 3 minutes.
  10. then add the red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and pav bhaji masala. if you don't have pav bhaji masala, add garam masala + amchur powder/dry mango powder.
  11. stir and saute for about a minute.
  12. then add the tomato puree and salt.
  13. stir well and saute till you see butter releasing from the sides and the masala has thickened a bit. this takes about 8 to 10 minutes on a low flame.
  14. if the tomato masala looks dry, then add 1 or 2 tbsp of water and continue to saute.
  15. add the paneer cubes and stir well, so that the masala coats the paneer cubes evenly.
  16. cook the paneer for 1 to 2 minutes. then add the crushed kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves. stir very well and switch off the flame.
  17. garnish with coriander leaves and serve tawa paneer masala with chapatis, phulkas, naan or bread. accompany with a few wedges of lemon slices which can be drizzled on the tawa paneer and a side onion salad.



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