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Paneer Tawa Masala

 

 
Those who had read through my previous posts must have figured out my affinity towards “Jiggs Kalra” recipes. His recipes have always worked for me. Looking back, I certainly regret not having bought the recipe book when I got the opportunity. 10 odd years back, I wasn’t even aware who Jiggs Kalra was. It so happened that I got hold of some random book from the library and took down the recipes that caught my fancy. I am glad that I took down quite a few of them.
I needn’t specify where I got the Paneer Tawa Masala recipe from, need I?
 

 
Paneer Tawa Masala
Source: Jiggs Kalra

Paneer Tawa Masala

Those who had read through my previous posts must have figured out my affinity towards "Jiggs Kalra" recipes. His recipes have always worked for me. Looking back, I certainly regret not having bought the recipe book when I got the opportunity. 10 odd years back, I wasn't even aware who Jiggs Kalra w

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gms Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
  • 2/3 cup Ghee
  • 2 teaspoons seeds Ajwain Carom / (Ingredient's Gallery)
  • 1 - 1/4 cups Onion Chopped
  • 1 - 1/2 tablespoons chopped ginger (I used paste)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic cloves paste
  • 4 green chillies slit
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder powder
  • 3 - 4 tomatoes pureed
  • 1 tablespoon Methi Kasoori
  • 1/4 cup Fresh cream

Instructions
 

  • Heat ghee in a pan..
  • Deep fry the paneer cubes till golden brown.
  • Drain onto absorbant paper and keep aside.
  • Remove excess ghee from the pan leaving about 2 tablespoons of ghee behind.
  • Add carom seeds and let crackle.
  • Add the chopped onion,ginger-garlic pastes and slit chillies and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chilli powder and coriander powder and stir for a minute.
  • Tip in the pureed tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
  • Add the cream, salt and kasoori methi and when it starts to boil, add the paneer. Dry roast and crush the kasoori methi with your fingers just before adding.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve with any Indian bread of your choice.

Notes

 
 

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