Panner Masala

I generally start cooking once I am back from work. Most often then not, I am rather tired and I will just want to wind up the process and end up on the dining table. This week was the same but I really wanted something indulgent and special on a week night! I had some panner lying in the freezer for a long time. So bingo here comes Panner masala. We loved it. It was very simple took me less than 30 minutes from defrosting the Panner to putting in down on the dining table. Perfect for days when the craving for delicacies is strong but time for an elaborate meal is absent!

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You will need,

Paneer 1 block -1 lb
Onion 1 medium
Tomato 1 large /2 small
Chilly powder 1 tsp
Dhania powder 2 tsp
Jeera powder 2 tsp
Garam masala a dash
Lime - 1/2
Methi leaves 1 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp +2 tsp

Method:
  1. Cube the Panner 1*1*1 inches or larger,smaller depending on one's preference. Heat a tawa, pour the 2 tsp oil and fry the Panner pieces, flipping them till golden brown on all sides. Drain them on a paper towel.
  2. Take the remaing oil in a wok. Heat it. Throw in the diced onion. Saute till translucent. Throw in the chilli powder, dhania powder, jeera powder, stir quickly and throw in the tomatoes.
  3. Cook till oil floats on top stirring frequently. Now gently toss the panner in this masala.
  4. Throw in the methi leaves, adjust salt. Cover and simmer for a few more minutes.
  5. Serve hot with Dal and chapatis..

18 comments:

Poonam said...

looks very nice and delicious...and the best part is easy too..!!!

LG said...

Paneer Masala looks yummy..
chali chali talenu ee chaliya ahaa..antha haadu nenapaithu..heltheera neevu alli? ;)

Andhra Flavors said...

paneer masala is my favorite one.
looks delicious and easy to make.

suparna said...

hi poonam,
I'm a digger for panner recipes :)
will surely add this to my list of 'must do'
TC

Sanghi said...

This seems delicious and new. All ur recipies are great..! First time here, u have a cute place here! Do visit mine.. :)

Priya said...

Am drooling over the paneer masala..looks gorgeous!!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow simply spicy and scrummy.....

Sushma said...

tumba yummy agi kantha ide paneer.., hage thogondu thinnona annistha ide

Ashwini said...

Looks very yumm and simple to prepare..

Asha said...

Panner masala looks delicious, great with Parathas always! :)

UjjU said...

Looks like some more Paneer for my eyes. :) Paneer is always welcome at home! Nah not cravin for Paneer. I saw the photo of Peda on Manjula aunty's website n was tempted to make it. I'm not for Sweets! My lil one wants nythin sour & hot! :)

Namratha said...

That is one quick recipe, good one Smitha.....we lovveeee anything Paneer :)

Smitha said...

@ thanks Poona,. Andhra Flavours, Suparna, Priya, Kitchen flavors, Ashwini,Ashakka!

@ LG,
Naaavu a haad yavagalu heltivi!!! Yen madtira the ending will be different.. 'aha, aha' inda 'ayyo ayyo' agutte aste!

@ Thanks for visiting Sanghi, hope to see you soon

Smitha said...

@ Ujju!
Oh! ok! that is a complicated choice! keep warm!

@Namrath...
Me too adore panner

n33ma said...

Great looking Paneer Masala...

DEESHA said...

looks delicious .. missed soo many posts .. was feeling lazy for abt a week to get to blogging .. hope yu r doing good, smitha

Varsha Vipins said...

Paneer..my all time fav..i always look out for various recipes to try out with Paneer..Thanks for this Smitha..:)
First time here..What a lovely space u have..:)

Smitha said...

@ Deesha! I was missing you on the radar! Somehow felt you must be busy relocating to Bangalore...Good to have you back.. Me going thru a bout of laziness and of course slightly busy with work and book club... So rather slow on the blog.

@ Neema, thank you!

@ Varsha,
Glad you liked the recipe, and hope to see you again.