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Paneer Chettinad

Paneer Chettinad

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 35

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1/2 kg Paneer

  • 3 Onions cut in fine slices

  • 4 Tomatoes boiled and chopped

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds

  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds

  • 1 tbsp Fennel seeds

  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

  • 1 Cinnamon stick

  • 2 Cardamom

  • 4 to 5 Whole Cloves

  • 8 Dried Red Chillies

  • 8 Peppercorns

  • 15 to 18 Curry leaf

  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger

  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic

  • 1 cup fresh grated Coconut

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 6 tbsp Oil

  • 1tbs fresh coriander for Garnishing

  • 1 Tsp salt

Directions

  • 01

    . 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.

  • 02

    Now add chopped ginger and garlic and fry some more

  • 03

    Once the ginger garlic lightly fried and colour slightly change

  • 04

    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.

  • 05

    Keep the masala aside to cool

  • 06

    Once it's masalas cool now transfer in grinding jar and make fine paste of this

  • 07

    Heat the remaining oil and fry chopped onions. After the onions get translucent

  • 08

    Now add turmeric, red chili powder,few curry leaves and the masala paste

  • 09

    Roast the masala on medium to low flame remove oil on surface

  • 10

    If need add little amount of water in the masala for blending the flavors and making the curry delightfully fragrant.

  • 11

    When masala is nicely roasted and smells good add chopped tomatoes and roast it for a minute

  • 12

    Now it's time to add paneer and also saute in this masala

  • 13

    Add salt and mix .

  • 14

    If need add hot water in to cook paneer

  • 15

    Once the paneer is done switch of the gas .

  • 16

    Now add lemon juice and the leftover curry leaves in this and mix

  • 17

    Serve hot and garnish with fresh coriander, remaining whole roast and fry red chilli

  • 18

    Now Paneer Chettinad is ready to serve

  • 19

    Serve hot with Chappati or rice for more taste

Review

5

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