Welcome to a culinary adventure where the rich flavours of Indian cuisine come alive with an extra dash of excitement! In this recipe, we will guide you through the steps to create a tantalizing Paneer Curry, a dish that showcases the essence of Indian gastronomy and takes it to new heights. Paneer, a beloved Indian cheese known for its delicate texture and ability to absorb flavour’s, takes centre stage, transforming into tender morsels of perfection. But that’s not all – prepare to be enchanted as an array of aromatic spices, vibrant vegetables, and a luscious tomato-based sauce come together in harmony, creating layers of complexity that will awaken your taste buds with every bite.
From the moment you enter the kitchen, the air will be filled with a symphony of tantalizing aromas. The warm, earthy notes of cumin, the subtle heat of ginger and garlic, and the aromatic dance of garam masala will transport you to the bustling streets and bustling spice markets of India. As you sauté the onions to golden perfection and blend the tomatoes into a velvety puree, you’ll feel a sense of anticipation building, knowing that something truly extraordinary is about to be created.
So, embark on this culinary odyssey, where tradition meets innovation and where every ingredient has a story to tell. From the bustling spice markets of India to the comfort of your own kitchen, this Paneer Curry will transport you to a world of vibrant colours, aromatic spices, and unforgettable flavours. Get ready to awaken your senses, impress your loved ones, and create a masterpiece that celebrates the magic of Indian cuisine.
Here’s a recipe for Paneer Curry:
250 grams paneer (Indian cottage cheese), cubed
2 tablespoons oil or ghee
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, pureed
2 green chillies, slit
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
1/2 cup fresh cream
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
Chutney like Prices Spices India Joywala Chilli chutney (optional)
Heat oil or ghee in a pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.
Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies. Sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
Add the tomato puree and cook for a few minutes until the oil separates from the masala.
Reduce the heat to low and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Mix well and cook for a minute to let the spices release their flavours.
Add the cubed paneer to the pan and gently stir to coat it with the masala. Be careful not to break the paneer cubes.
Pour in the fresh cream and mix well. Simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to blend together.
Crush the kasuri methi between your palms and sprinkle it over the curry. This adds a delightful aroma.
Season with salt to taste and give it a final stir.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.