Monday, 29 December 2014

Paneer chettinad

paneer - 500 gm
chopped onion - 2 (200 gm)
chopped tomato - 2 (200 gm)
ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
oil - 5 tbsp
salt - to taste
chopped coriander and few curry leaves to garnish.

to dry roast and grind :
coriander seed-2 or  3 tsp
whole pepper - 1 or 1  and half tsp
cumin seed- 1 or 1 and half  tsp
fennel seed- 1 or 1 and half tsp
dry red chillies - 2 or 3
small cardamom -  2
clove - 2
cinnamon - 1 small piece.
(spice level up to you)

Steps to follow:
Heat   1 tbsp oil in a pan add chopped onion and tomatoes little salt to taste and saute it till the raw smell goes.
 Cool and grind it and keep aside.

In an another pan heat 2 tbsp oil and fry the paneer cubes slightly and transfer to a plate and keep aside.
In the same pan add another 2tbsp oil,  add gg paste and saute well.
 Then add ground paste of onion and tomatoes.Add chilli and turmeric powder. Let it boil for few minutes.

 Then add the roasted ground masala and stir well. Add salt to taste.
 Then add the fried paneer cubes.
 Mix well.Sprinkle some water and low the flame for few minutes.
Then add chopped coriander and curry leaves.
 Mix well. Switch off the stove.
 Transfer to a bowl and serve hot with chappathis or pulav varieties.


Rafeeda AR said...

that is a really delicious paneer curry...

padma veeranki said...

Love chettinad varieties...should try this...