Dhaba Style Masala Paneer

 

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • 200 gram fresh paneer

  • 2 medium size onion (nicely chopped)

  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 2 medium size tomato (puree)

  • 3 clove

  • 3 green cardamom

  • 1 big cardamom

  • 1 inch cinnamon

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 3 tbsp ghee

  • 1 tsp kashmeeri chilli powder

  • ½ tsp chilli powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • ½ tsp roasted cumin powder

  • 1 tsp kasoori methi (crushed)

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 2 tsp roasted gram powder

  • 2 whole red chiili

  • ½ cup fresh curd (beaten)

  • 1 tsp butter (optional)

  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Oil frying paneer (optional)

Method (How to make dhaba style masala paneer at home)

  • Fry paneer cubes lightly pink and put in a warm water.

  • Make paste of the tomatoes, beat curd nicely.

  • Heat a deep kadhai or pan add ghee, add clove, green and big cardamom, cinnamon, and bay leaves.

  • Fry for few seconds and add chopped onion and fry till brown.

  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell gone.

  • Add beaten curd and fry till water evaporated.

  • Add tomato puree and dry spices cumin powder, coriander powder, roasted gram powder, and chilli powder, fry till oil separate.

  • Add salt and desired water, add paneer cubes and cook for 5-6 minutes, while close the lid of the kadhai.

  • Add kasoori methi and garam masala and switch off the flame.

  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and butter.

  • Serve hot with nan or chapatti.