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Chettinad Paneer

Chettinad Paneer

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 35

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 200 grams paneer

  • 2 onions

  • 1 tomato

  • 4 tsp peppercorns

  • 1/2 fennel seeds

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick

  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 2 cloves

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/4 Cup shredded coconut

  • 3 tbsp oil

  • 2 sprigs curry leaves

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 tsp salt or salt to taste

Directions

  • 01

    Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a wok and add peppercorns and let it splutter.

  • 02

    Add other spices and roast it for two minutes

  • 03

    Add 1 1/2 onions( chopped),curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and coconut and saute well. Switch off the flame and let it cool .Blend well in a mixture and keep it aside.

  • 04

    Heat the remaining oil in a wok and add half chopped onions and saute well for a minute.

  • 05

    Add chopped tomatoes and saute till it is mushy. Add blended mixture and turmeric powder and salt to taste and mix well with 3 cups of water and cook for 15 minutes.

  • 06

    When the raw smell disappears the oil starts to float at top. Add paneer cubes and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • 07

    Chettinad paneer is ready. Garnish it with coriander leaves

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