Friday, 27 February 2015

Paneer in Super Easy Tomato Gravy

I spend my holidays doing nothing. I enjoy every bit of free time that I get, just being easy on myself, but then hunger doesn't go on holidays :( and to top that people expect you to cook something special, for it's your holiday, hmm what an irony! Anyways today's recipe is my "to the rescue" recipe!!! It's very easy and so delicious, problem fixed!!! So whether you have unexpected guests or to make your family happy and not in a mood to spend more time in the kitchen, this recipe is the answer! You can use store-bought cottage cheese, but it is so easy to prepare at home. I would suggest you to give it a try, the link on how to make paneer is given in the ingredients list. So while you prepare the paneer cheese, your gravy would get ready by then. So enjoy and cook the natural way. Hope you like it

You need

300g cottage cheese (see how to make homemade cottage cheese here)
7-8 tomatoes
Bunch of fresh coriander leaves
6 garlic cloves (or 1 tsp garlic powder)     1 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds            
1 teaspoon red chilli powder    
1 teaspoon curry powder  (optional)
2 tablespoon dried fungreek leaves
1-2 tablespoon fresh cream
1/2 cup water (or more)
1 teaspoon sugar (or needed)
2 tablespoon oil
salt to taste

1. Blend together tomatoes, coriander leaves and garlic. Keep aside.

2. In a wok, head oil and add cumin seeds. Let them crackle and then add gram flour. Keep stirring till the flour gets a little brownish. Do not burn. Put in the tomato pure and cook for 8 minutes, stirring in between.

3. Now add chilli powder, curry powder and salt. Add sugar if the tomatoes taste very sour.

4. Add fungreek leaves and cream. Mix well. Add water to adjust the consistency of the gravy (add more if needed).

5. Cut paneer (cottage cheese) into small cubes and add them in the gravy. Coat well and cook for 2 more minutes. That's all it!!!!!Serve hot with naan, roti or rice!

Serves 4