Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Paneer & Capsicum Masala


1 pkt paneer cut into small cubes

1 capsicum cut into small cubes

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

2 onion cut into cubes

1' ginger grated

4-5 garlic cloves

4 tomatoes

10-11 cashewnuts

4 tbsp curds

3 tbsp oil

salt to taste


  • Boil the tomatoes and puree it
  • Grind cashewnut with little water and make a smooth paste
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and add  ginger garlic paste,onion and fry till transparent,add red chilli powder,garam masala powder, turmeric powder and fry till it leaves oil and grind all this to a smooth paste adding little water
  • Heat the remaining oil in a kadai, add ground masala paste and fry till it leaves out oil, then add tomato puree and fry till raw smell disappears
  • Add curds and fry for a couple of minutes
  • Add cashewnut paste,paneer,capsicum,1 cup water and bring to a boil till capsicum is cooked and the gravy becomes thick.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Hot with steamed rice