Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tomato Paneer

Two weeks back we went to an Indian restaurant. Normally very few Indian restaurants serve good food here and this is one such of them. All the dishes we have tasted are delicious.My favorite one is tomato paneer. I have tried to prepare this at home.The first attempt was not satisfactory. So I made few changes to first recipe and the outcome was very good.Really this combination of tomatoes and paneer is wonderful. Addition of cream is purely optional in this dish and it tastes great even without cream also.



Onion-1big(Chopped into medium size pieces)
Tomatoes-3big chopped(For better results use the ones which are ripe and red in colour)
Finely chopped ginger-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-11/2 tsp
Cumin Powder-1tsp
Kasthuri methi leaves-3/4tsp
Cumin seeds
Paneer-250gms(Made into small cubes. Sauté them in 2tsps of ghee till they turn to brown colour)
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder-3tsp(Adjust to your taste)

1)Heat oil in the pan, add onion and fry till it becomes transparent.
2)Now add tomatoes and fry nearly for 6-8 minutes and cool them completely.
3)Grind both of these into fine paste.
4)In the same pan add some oil and add cumin seeds, when they start spluttering add ginger and fry till it browns and then add onion tomato paste..
5)Now add turmeric,salt, coriander powder ,cumin powder and 2 cups of water.
6)Cook on medium heat for nearly 15 minutes and add crushed kasthuri methi leaves.
7)Now add paneer and simmer for 5 minutes or till you get the desired consistency.
8)Switch off the flame and add cream(Purely optional) and simmer for few minutes.
9)Garnish with coriander and serve over pulao or roti

1)To sauté paneer cubes I recommend wide pan for even colouring.You can skip this step also and it will not alter the taste of dish.
2)For better taste fry the onions and tomatoes separately and grind them separately.

No comments: