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Paneer Coconut Masala

Paneer Coconut Masala

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 200g cubed Paneer

  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk

  • 1/3 cup thin coconut milk

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt or as per taste

  • 2 tbsp ghee/oil

  • 3 teaspoon oil

  • 4 tbsp Dessicated or dry coconut

  • 1 onion roughly chopped

  • 2 big tomatoes roughly chopped

  • 2 cloves

  • 2 green cardamom

  • 1 strand mace

  • 1 black cardamom

  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick

  • 6-7 whole cashews chopped

  • 1-2 green chillies

  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

Directions

  • 01

    Heat 3 teaspoon oil in a pan. Add whole spices and roast until aromatic

  • 02

    Add onions and saute for 3-4 minutes

  • 03

    Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw aroma goes away

  • 04

    Add green chillies and cashews. Saute for a minute

  • 05

    Add tomatoes and saute until mushy

  • 06

    Add Dessicated coconut and lightly roast. Allow to cool completely. Add required water and grind to smooth puree

  • 07

    Grill or fry paneer with little oil until golden brown on edges and keep it aside

  • 08

    Heat 2 tbsp ghee/ oil. Add bay leaf and saute for few seconds

  • 09

    Add ground puree and saute for 5 minutes

  • 10

    Add red chilli powder sugar and salt. Mix well

  • 11

    Add thin coconut milk and paneer. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes

  • 12

    Add thick coconut milk, stir well and switch off

  • 13

    Cover and rest for 15-20 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot

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