Dhaba Style Paneer Masala

 

Ingredients(for 4 servings)

  • 200 gram fresh paneer

  • 100 gram curd

  • 2 medium size onion finely chopped

  • 2-3 tomato (pureed)

  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

  • 1-2 green chillies slit

  • 1 tsp roasted gram flour

  • 1 ½ tsp coriander powder

  • ½ tsp garam masala

  • ½ tsp turmeric

  • ½ tsp kashmeeri red chilli powder

  • ½ tsp cumin powder

  • 1 tsp kasoori methi

  • 2 tbsp ghee or butter

  • 2 tbsp oil for frying paneer

  • 2 bayleaves

  • 1 -1 big and small cardamom

  • 3-4 cloves

  • 10-12 black pepper

  • 1 inch cinnamon

 

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

  • Heat oil in pan and shallow fry paneer cubes till light golden from all sides.

  • Remove the oil from the pan and add ghee, add whole spices and fry for few seconds.

  • Add chopped onion and fry for 2-3 min add ginger garlic and fry for 1 minutes add curd and cook for 2-3 min or till water evaporate.

  • Add coriander powder, turmeric, salt, cumin powder, red chilli powder and fry till oil separate.

  • Add tomato puree and cook till water evaporate and oil separate.

  • Add one cup water and paneer cubes and cook for 5 min on low flame, add garam masala and mix well. Switch off the flame .

  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and ginger juliennes serve with nan, chapati or with rice.