Dec 15, 2013

Paneer Fry (made of Tandoori masala)

Paneer Fry (made of Tandoori masala powder) – A delicious side dish with rotis / pulao …

Serves: 2 – 3


1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)

1 onion, cut into cubes, separate each layer

1 teaspoon ginger – garlic paste

¾ teaspoon red chilli powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1 green capsicum, cut into cubes (or a mix of red capsicum, yellow capsicum and green capsicum – 1 cup)

1 tomato, cut into cubes

200 g paneer (cottage cheese), cut into cubes

½ teaspoon tandoori masala powder (any leading brand, Everest, MTH, Kitchen King ..)

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

2 tablespoon water


Dilute red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in 2 tablespoon water and keep aside (spice mix).

Heat oil in a pan / karahi on medium heat. Add cumin seeds. Fry until light golden color and fragrant.

Add onion cubes and fry until light pink in color.

Add ginger – garlic paste and fry on a low heat for 1 – 2 minutes  until raw smell goes.

Add  diluted spice mix and fry on a low heat for 1 – 2 minutes until raw smell goes and well combined with all the ingredients.

Add capsicum cubes and tomato. Stir well for 2 – 3 minutes. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes until almost tender.

At this stage, add paneer cubes, ½ teaspoon tandoori masala powder and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Sprinkle 2 tablespoon water. Cover again with a lid and cook on a low heat for another 5 – 7 minutes until paneer well cooked. Paneer will cook very fast. Serve hot as side dish with  rotis / pulao .. Consume immediately.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Lovely and delicious side dish!!