Simple Paneer Masala

Simple Paneer Masala

 

Description
 
This is a very famous Indian dish. Here is an easy and absolutely delicious recipe!!! 
 
Ingredients
 
    •    3 cups fresh cubed homemade paneer
    •    8 medium tomatoes
    •    1 green chile
    •    1 tbsp fresh chopped ginger
    •    1 cup cream
    •    2 tbsp ghee
    •    2 tbsp whole coriander
    •    3 cloves
    •    10 black peppercorn
    •    1/2 stick cinnamon
    •    1 tsp cumin seeds
    •    2 dried red chiles
    •    1 tbsp sugar
    •    1/4 tsp hing
    •    1/2 tsp turmeric
    •    2 tsp salt
 
Method
 
1. First we are going to make the spice mixture. Gather all the whole spices.
 
2 tbsp whole coriander
3 cloves
10 black peppercorn
1/2 stick cinnamon
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 dried red chiles
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
 
2. Grind up all the spices in a coffee grinder until you have a nice powder. Then set aside.
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
3. Place all the tomatoes, green chile and ginger in a blender.
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
4. Blend until smooth.
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
5. In a large pot heat up 1 tbsp ghee on medium high heat.
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
6. Immediately add the pureed tomatoes, ground spice mixture and all the remaining spices. Cook for about 8 minutes. You will see the sauce thicken and you know it is done.
 
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp hing
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp salt
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
7. In the meantime, chop up the freshly made paneer.
   Click here to learn how to make "Homemade Paneer".
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
8. In a frying pan heat up 1 tbsp of ghee and pan fry the paneer until you have a nice crispy crust. About 5 minutes.
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
9. The tomato sauce should be ready by now. Here is what it should look like.
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
10. Add 1 cup of cream to the sauce. The flame should be on medium heat.
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
11. Stir and then add 2 cups whey from the fresh paneer. If you don't have whey, you can use water. Continue cooking on medium flame for 10 minutes.
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
12. After 10 minutes, here is what the sauce should look like.
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
13. Next, add the cooked paneer and give it a stir. You can also add fresh cilantro at this time if you desire.
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
14. That's it! Your done!
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
15. Serve with homemade naan bread and you are ready to offer to Krishna with love and devotion!
 
Simple Paneer Masala
 
Serves: 3
 
Author: Bhaktin Christina
 
Source: www.krsnastreats.org/recipes/entrees/item/simple-paneer-masala
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