spicy paneer gravy {cottage cheese curry}

paneer gravy

Spicy Paneer Gravy , is a melange of freshly ground spices in a creamy rich tomato gravy. The gravy is a perfect combination with roti, chapati or paratha ! 

paneer gravy

Ingredients
Serves 4-5

  • 250 gms paneer (cottage cheese) * learn how to make spongy cottage cheese
  • Chives finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin / jeera powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi powder
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 medium onions , finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • For Masala gravy
  • 3 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 5 Kashmiri red chilli dry
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 inch ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cashewnuts
spicy paneer gravy

How to make soft malai paneer

malai paneer / how to make paneer at home

Other Paneer Recipes

lasooni methi paneer

Method

  • In a pan add 2 cups water , add ginger , tomatoes, bay leaf , red chillies , cloves , cardamom and cashew nuts .
  • Boil until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Cool it completely and blend in a mixer jar until smooth.
  • Pass the mixt through a sieve to get a smooth gravy.
  • In a pan , add 3 tablespoons oil .
  • Once the oil heats up , add the onions and fry them until soft .
  • Add the red chilli powder , turmeric , cumin and coriander powders.
  • Fry for 40 secs and add the tomato paste.
  • Give it a good mix.
  • Now add the gravy and bring it to a boil.
  • Add cubed paneer and mix lightly.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Add garam masala and kasuri methi powder.
  • Mix gently .
  • Add finely chopped chives , this is optional but gives a very good taste .
  • Finally serve it hot with Roti , Naan or chapati .
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