Monday, April 13, 2009

Gobi-Paneer Masala

Here's a simple hot & spicy dish which doesnt require onion or garlic yet can be very delicious & mouth watering...


1 medium cauliflower cut into med size florets

6-7 paneer cubes

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp crushed kasoori methi

5 tbsp tomato puree

2 sprig of curry leaves

3 tbsp tomato ketchup

5 green chillies chopped

2 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp coriander powder

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp garam masala powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

salt to taste

4 tsp oil


  • Parboil the florets in 2 cups of water for 4-5 minutes and then drain it and keep aside
  • Heat 2 tsp oil and shallow fry the cauliflower till golden brown and crispy and then keep aside, in the same oil shallow fry the paneer cubes till golden brown and keep aside
  • In the same pan add 2 tsp oil,then add cumin seeds, when it changes colour add green chillies,ginger,curry leaves and fry for 1 minute
  • Add tomato puree and fry till it forms a lump & leaves oil and then add garam masala powder,coriander powder,red chilli powder,kasoori methi and fry on a low flame
  • Add tomato ketchup and fry for 2 minutes and then add 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil 
  • Add cauliflower,paneer and mix well and close the lid and cook for 5 minutes
  • Lastly garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti