PANEER STIR FRY MASALA

Paneer i.e. Cottage Cheese is very healthy and versatile form of cheese. It is used widely in India, especially in North Indian dishes. But with the globalisation of food culture, it didn’t take long for all of India to incorporate the highly nutritious paneer into it’s regional cuisines!

Few years back, when I was browsing the net, I found this particular recipe. But the original had fried potatoes in it. After trying it once, I thought of replacing the fried potatoes with paneer. And it became a hit with my family. This vegetable is so versatile that it can be had with rotis or even stuffed in breads with sauces of choice to make grill sandwiches! Or can be used in tortillas with salad to make wraps!

Though I have changed the measurements of ingredients used over the years, I give full credits to the person who has created this recipe, as the ingredients used make it absolutely delicious!

For more such delicious recipes, do take a look at the following too….

1. Garlic Mushroom Stir Fry

2. Besan Simla Mirch Ki Sukhi Sabji

3. Kadhai Paneer

4. Paneer Chatpata

5. Zunka Bhaakar

Here’s the recipe for the Paneer Stir Fry Masala….

Ingredients :

  • 300 gm Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
  • 3 cups Finely Chopped Onions (4 Onions)
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Tomatoes (2 Tomatoes)
  • 1 cup Diced Capsicum (1 Green Bell Pepper /1 Simla Mirchi)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Corriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1 tsp Sugar/Stevia
  • Salt to taste

For The Tempering :

  • 4 tbs Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1 Green Chilly…. Finely Chopped

For Garnishing :

Fresh Coriander Leaves…. Chopped

METHOD :

  1. To make the Paneer Stir Fry Masala, start with finely chopping the onins, the tomatoes and the green chili. Dice the capsicum into small squares and set aside. Cut the Paneer too, into medium sized cubes.
  2. Heat a kadhai, and add the oil to it. When the oil heats up, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and the finely chopped green chilli.
  3. Add the chopped onions and saute till translucent. Now add the turmeric powder and cover and cook for a few more minutes.
  4. Add the diced capsicum and saute. Cover again and cook until the onions turn soft.
  5. Now add the chopped tomatoes and mix well. Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder and the garam masala. Add some salt and the sugar. Stir well and cover and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Uncover and increase the heat to evaporate any water that the tomatoes might have released.
  7. Heat a tadka pan slightly, and spread the kasuri methi over it. Within a minute, it will turn crisp. Crush it with the fingers and add to the prepared masala.
  8. When the entire mixture is well cooked, add the paneer cubes and salt to taste.
  9. Cover and cook for a few minutes. Switch off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Serve the delicious Paneer Stir Fry Masala with hot rotis or with some Moong Daal Fry and hot streaming rice!

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! πŸ˜ƒ

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