Do Pyaza Paneer

Do Pyaza Paneer
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  • CourseMain Dish
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Do Pyaza Paneer
Print Recipe
  • CourseMain Dish
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 400 gm paneer cubes
  • 3 tbsp melted ghee (clarified butter)
  • cooking oil for shallow frying plus 1 tsp
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (curd)
  • 4 medium sliced onions
  • 1 small onion chopped into big cubes
  • 4 medium tomatoes diced
  • 3 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 1 cardamom (black)
  • 4 cloves
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cuminseed powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander (dhania) powder
  • 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • a few sprigs coriander (cilantro) leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Shallow fry paneer cubes until golden brown on both the sides.
  2. Immerse them in warm water for 10 minutes.( Similar to soaking dahi bhalla after frying in warm water)
  3. In the cooking pan pour 2 tbsp ghee and 1 tsp cooking oil, add 1 tsp cumin seeds, bay leaves, green cardamom, cardamom (black), cloves, black peppercorns, asafoetida powder. Saute and add sliced onions, fry till golden brown.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric and cook for few minutes.
  5. Mix in chopped tomatoes and salt to taste and cook till they are mushy
  6. In a bowl mix curd, cumin, coriander powders, and red chilli powder. Stir this in to the pan. Mix well and on medium heat cook till ghee separates from masala.
  7. Add around 1 cup hot water to make the gravy of desired consistency. Incorporate the paneer cubes. Sprinkle kasoori methi and cook for about 2 minutes
  8. In this recipe, there will be another tempering or tadka. In a separate pan on medium high heat, add 1 tbsp ghee, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp crushed coriander, onion cubes and slit green chillies, saute them for a minute and add the tempering immediately over the paneer gravy, stir gently for a minute. Cover and cook on low medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Serve it hot with roti or naan.
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