Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Paneer Korma

Paneer Korma is almost like Vegetable Korma but made solely with paneer.This is a very healthy and delicious side dish for Indian Bread.

What you need for Paneer Korma:
Paneer or Cottage Cheese – 100 gms
Onion – 1 chopped
Tomato – 1 chopped
Green Chillies – 2 slit
Minced Ginger and Garlic – 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/4  tbsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 7-8
Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup 
Coriander Leaves/Cilantro – 1/4 cup
Fresh Cream – 2 tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
The preparation method:

  • Chop the Onion into small pieces and Tomato into cube sized pieces. Cut the Paneer also into small cube sized pieces.
  • Grind the Grated Coconut and little Cashew Nuts with 1/4 cup of water in a mixer grinder to a smooth paste. 
  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add Green Chillies, Curry Leaves, chopped Onion, minced ginger garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes or until the Onion pieces start to look transparent.
  • Then add Turmeric Powder, chopped Tomato, Red Chilli Powder, Paneer and Salt and cook them all for approximately 4 minutes. Keep stirring all the ingredients so that the Masala ingredients blend well with Paneer/Cottage Cheese and the Paneer pieces acquire the spicy taste.
  • Now add the ground Coconut paste from step 2 to the pan with 1/2 cup of water and cook the pan contents for 5 minutes.
  • At this stage, add Garam Masala to the above mixture and cook Korma/Kurma gravy for 2 more minutes.
  • Now finally add Fresh Cream to the pan and stir once. Remove from the flame.
  • Garnish with Coriander Leaves/Cilantro.
  • Tasty and Healthy Paneer Korma is ready to be served with Indian Bread.

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