Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tawa Paneer Masala

               Its been a very long time since I posted in my blog.... time flies........ I promised myself from now on wards I will regularly post recipes... my interest was rekindled by some fantastic looking blogs and their recipes....they amaze me by their diligent and enthusiastic work . Its really great to see so many blogs which are very much a visual treat and useful. I have bookmarked nearly hundred recipes which are yet to be prepared .Hats off to all the food bloggers in the world!
               Now coming to this post , the recipe I made is paneer tawa masala which i got from  Tickling Palates . This recipe was very easy to make. I just increased some quantity of the ingredients  for more quantity of the dish.
Paneer Tawa Masala

Paneer – 400 gms
Onion- 3 –medium size
Tomato – 4 to 5  pureed
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Green chillies – 1 or 2
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Chaat masala – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder-  3 to 4 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – ¾ tsp
Caraway  seeds- ¾ tsp
Kasoori methi – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 3 tbsp
Note: Ingredients like chilli powder , garam masala can be changed according to your taste.
       Marinade paneer with chaat masala, ¾ tsp red chilli powder , ¾ tsp of ginger garlic paste,a pinch of salt and kasoori methi and oil. Keep it aside for an hour.Keep the paneer in a silver foil and grill it in grill mode in the oven  for 10 to 15 minutes or till done. Or you can shallow fry also.
       Chop the onions finely. Heat the kadai and pour oil. Temper with cumin and caraway seeds. Then add onions and sauté it well. Add ginger garlic paste, remaining red chilli powder , coriander powder ,chopped green chillies and again sauté it till the raw smell goes. After the the mixture becomes dry add tomato puree . mix well. Let the mixture get cooked till the oil is separated. Then add garam masala , cream , salt and let it cook for some more minutes. If the gravy is thick you can add milk which will give you a gravy consistency. Then add the grilled paneer and let it get coated in the gravy. Serve hot with  phulkas , naan , Rotis etc....