I like to create new sidedishes for our daily roti or paratha to make it special and not boring. This is one dish which i made yesterday and it turned out so yummy. It is pretty easy to make, the flavour and taste comes from the pav bhaji masala powder. I used homemade, you can use store bought ones too..
Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder
Aloo Butter Masala
Paneer Cashew Curry
Gobi Kofta Curry
Paneer Tikka Masala
Paneer Butter Masala
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4
Paneer - 200 grams cubed
Butter - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1tsp
Onion - 1 large finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tblspn chopped finely
Garlic - 1 tblspn chopped finely
Green Chillies - 2 chopped finely
Capsicum / Bell pepper - 1/2 chopped finely
Tomatoes - 2 large pureed
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Kasuri Methi Leaves / Dried Fenugreek leaves - 1 tblspn
Water as needed
Coriander leaves a handful chopped finely
Heat butter in a pan, add in cumin seeds and let them splatter.
Add in onions, salt and sugar. Saute till it gets golden.
Add in chillies, ginger and garlic. Saute for a min or so.
Add in tomato puree and cook till butter separates from the mix.
Add in all the spice powders and mix well.
Add in capsicum and saute for a couple of mins.
Add in water and bring it to a boil. Add in paneer cubes and mix well. Add in kasuri methi leaves.
Simmer this for few more mins.
Add corianderleaves and mix well.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Start by soaking cubed paneer in warm water till use, this makes them soft|
|melt some butter..my butter went a little over board, so i ended up with brown butter..Add in cumin seeds|
|add in chopped onions|
|saute them well|
|season with salt|
|add little sugar|
|saute them till they turn little golden|
|add in finely chopped chillies, ginger and garlic|
|saute them well|
|add in tomato puree|
|cook them for few mins|
|let the tomatoes cook well|
|now you can see oil separating from the mix|
|add in chopped bell peppers|
|mix that well|
|add in pav bhaji masala, chilli powder and turmeric powder|
|bring it to a boil|
|Add in cubed paneer|
|and sprinkle some dried fenugreek leaves|
|simmer for few more mins|
|add in coriander leaves|