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Paneer Masala (Spicy Cottage Cheese)



Cottage cheese (Paneer)- 200 gm
Ginger paste – 2 tbsps
Garlic paste – 2 tbsps
Onion: one medium, finely chopped
Tomato : one big, finely chopped
Green chilies –  4-5, finely chopped
Green cardamom (Chhoti elaichi) – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds (Zeera) – ½ tsp
Turmeric(Haldi) – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves , finely chopped
Coriander powder (Dhania) – 1- 1.5 tsp
Garam masala – 2-3 pinches
Milk – 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste
Cooking oil


  • Cut paneer into small pieces and fry them.
  • Heat butter in kadhai and add green chilies.
  • Add finely chopped onions and cook till they are  brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and fry till brown.
  • Add finely cut tomatoes and cook till it completely softens up.
  • Turn off the flame and cool the mixture at room temperature.
  • Blend the mixture.
  • Again heat some butter in a kadhai.
  • Add zeera  and let it crackle.
  • Add the blended mixture.
  • Add chhoti elaichi powder, red chili powder, haldi, dhania powder and salt.
  • You can add little water/milk to maintain the consistency of the gravy.
  • Add pre-fried  paneer and garam masala.
  • Simmer the curry for 10 minutes. Keep stirring in between.
  • Garnish with fresh, chopped green coriander leaves.

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