Khas Khas Paneer Masti Recipe

Paneer is the most prepared recipe throughout India especially in restaurants and liked item in the Vegetarian menu. We have many Paneer recipes that we knew/tasted earlier, the recipe I am showing here will be similar but has different taste. This medium level of this paneer curry making  is shown simple here. 

Prep Time – 10 - 15 Mins
Cooking Time – 10 - 12 Mins
Serves – 4

Khas Khas Paneer Masti Curry
Main Ingredients
Paneer (Cottage Cheese) – 500 Grams\1 Pound
Khas Khas (Poppy Seeds)
Curry Leaves

Other basic Ingredients
Oil (2 ½ Table Spoons)
1 Large Onion (Chopped into small cubes)
Green chillies- 3 -4
Urad Dal (1)/Mustard Seeds (1/2) /Cumin Seeds (1) (Quantity in Tea Spoon)
Turmeric Powder (½)/Red Chili Powder (½ - 1 table spoon)  
Garam Masala – ½ Table spoon (I used very little just to get the flavor)
Coriander Powder (½ Table Spoon)
Salt – to Taste
Coriander Leaves - For Garnishing

For Paste
Poppy Seeds (¼ Cup Roasted)
Coconut (¾ Cup)
Red Chilies – 2
Curry Leaves (10 Leaves)

Heat ½ table spoon oil in a pan. Roast all the above items and grind to a fine paste (Add water depending upon the Consistency)

1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add Mustard Seeds/Cumin Seeds/Urad Dal and sauté for 10-15 seconds. Later add green chillies and Onions and sauté (2-3 minutes) till onions turn lighter brown. 

2. Add Turmeric and Coriander powder. Later add the paneer cubes and stir carefully in simmer mode. Make sure Paneer cubes are not burnt too much.

3. Now add the whole paste prepared earlier in pan. Add Salt and Red chilli powder. Add water based on the gravy level.  Close the pan with lid and let it cook in medium mode for 3-5 minutes. Make sure to consistently mix (In order not to burnt the paste). Turn to simmer mode and cook for 3 more minutes.

4.Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with Coriander Leaves(cilantro).

You can enjoy this mouth watering spicy tendered paneer cubes with hint of Nutty/mild sweet/Aromatic (Because of Poppy Seeds, Coconut and Curry Leaves) either with Pulav, White Rice and of course Rotis too. Enjoy !


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