Paneer Masala

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Creamy and delicious paneer masala

I had been wanting to try out a new recipe which I had come across for making  paneer masala.  Today seemed the perfect time to make it as some friends were coming over.  The recipe called for using tandoori masala and kasuri methi and turned out to be a big hit.  So here is the recipe.

What you need:

300 grams paneer cubes

1 onion,chopped finely

1 big tomato, chopped finely

1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste 

1 big garlic clove grated

1  inch ginger grated

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

tbsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek)

2 green chillies chopped finely

2 teaspoons tandoori masala 

1/2 cup milk or light cream 

4 tablespoons oil

How to make:

1.  Heat oil in a vessel. Add onions and fry till it’s golden brown.

2. Add garlic paste, ginger paste, green chillies and cilantro. Fry for a minute.

3. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and cook on medium high for till it starts to leave oil and the tomatoes are cooked.

4. Add tandoori masala and salt for taste.  Mix well.

5. Lower the heat, add milk or cream and stir for a few minutes till well mixed.

6. Add cubes of paneer and stir gently.  Add kasuri methi .  Cover and cook for five minutes, on medium heat.

7. Serve hot with roti/naan.

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