Saturday, May 1, 2010

Paneer Tawa Masala

200 gm - paneer diced
3 tsp - onion grated
1 bowl - tomato puree
2 tsp - fresh cream
2 tsp - white butter
1/4 tsp - ginger
1/4 tsp - garlic
1/2 tsp - ajwain (carom seed)
1/2 tsp - garam masala
1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
1/2 tsp - kasoori methi (fenugreek leaves dried)
1/2 tsp - green chilli finely chopped
1 tsp - fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
1/2 tsp - honey (optional)
1 tsp - ghee
2 - laung (cloves)
2 - elaichi (cardamom)
salt to taste

1. Put butter, cream, garlic, ginger, red chilli powder, laung, kasoori methi, elaichi, honey and salt in a blender and blend it into a smooth paste.
2. Heat a non-stick pan and put this paste in it and cook it for 1 min. Now put tomato puree in it and mix it well and cook it till two boils.
3. Heat ghee in a separate pan and put ajwain in it. Allow it to crackle and then add onion with garam masala, and red chilli powder.
4. Cook it for half a minute and put diced paneer in it. Toss it well and pour the prepared masala on it. Season it with salt and allow the masala to coat on paneer pieces.
5. Garnish it with green chilli and green coriander leaves.
6. Enjoy paneer tawa masala with naan or roti.