. Heat 1 Tbsp oil now add fry cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cinamon, fennel seeds,cardamoms,whole red chilies,cloves peppercorns and fry for a few seconds.
Now add chopped ginger and garlic and fry some more
Once the ginger garlic lightly fried and colour slightly change
Now add poppy seeds and fresh coconut Fry also this for a minute on low flame (discard 2 to 3 fried and roast chilli for Garnish) and add 2 tbsp hot water to soften the masalas.
Keep the masala aside to cool
Once it's masalas cool now transfer in grinding jar and make fine paste of this
Heat the remaining oil and fry chopped onions. After the onions get translucent
Now add turmeric, red chili powder,few curry leaves and the masala paste
Roast the masala on medium to low flame remove oil on surface
If need add little amount of water in the masala for blending the flavors and making the curry delightfully fragrant.
When masala is nicely roasted and smells good add chopped tomatoes and roast it for a minute
Now it's time to add paneer and also saute in this masala
Add salt and mix .
If need add hot water in to cook paneer
Once the paneer is done switch of the gas .
Now add lemon juice and the leftover curry leaves in this and mix
Serve hot and garnish with fresh coriander, remaining whole roast and fry red chilli
Now Paneer Chettinad is ready to serve
Serve hot with Chappati or rice for more taste