Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Punjabi Paneer Masala

My sons both of them simply love Paneer Masala and usually I cook Paneer Makhani for them this time I felt like cooking something different and this was the recipe which I had bookmarked when Usha akka had posted...Simple , Lovely and delicious recipe both my sons agreed that this was the best Paneer masala .....comes close to the one Served in Hotels. Thanks Usha akka for sharing such a lovely recipe :)

Recipe Credit : Revathi Shanmugam


2 Cups Paneer (cubed )

1/4 Cup Thick Yogurt (Beaten well)

Make a Paste of the following ingredients

5 Red Chilli  ( I have used a mix of Bedagi and Normal )

1 big onion

1 tsp Jeera

1 tsp Dhania (Coriander seeds)

Other Ingredients

2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste

1 tsp Sugar

1 onion (chopped)

3 Tomatoes (pureed)

salt to taste

1 tsp Chilli Powder ( used Kashmiri Chilli Powder )

1 tsp Ghee + 1 tsp  oil 

2 tbsp Coconut 

6-7 cashews

2 tbsp Fresh Cream


  • For Onion Paste : Grind onion, coriander seeds, Jeera, red chilli to a fine paste.
  • Grind Cashew and coconut to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Heat oil  and ghee add chopped onion fry till onion turns brown add then add in little sugar add ginger garlic paste and saute till it gets cooked and leaves out nice aroma add the onion paste and fry till it leaves out oil.
  • Add well beaten yogurt and fry till it leaves oil .
  • Now add tomato puree and saute till well cooked , then add in chilli powder and fry till it leaves out oil.
  • Now add the coconut cashew paste and fry well . Add water and bring to the consistency .
  • Lastly add cream and garnish with fresh coriander leaves . Serve with Roti /Naan :)

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