Paneer is all time favourite in my house.My kids love paneer, my son don't drink milk at all but he loves paneer, so i'm happy :)
. 3 cups paneer cutted in square
. 2 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves, crushed
. 1 tsp chilli powder
. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
. 1 tsp chaat masala
. 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
. 1/2 cup chopped onions
. 2 tsp garlic paste
. 1 tsp chopped green chillies
. 1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
. 1/2 cup fresh tomato puree
. 1/4 tsp caraway seeds (shahjeera), roasted
. 2 tbsp fresh cream
. 1/2 tsp punjabi garam masala
. 6 tbsp oil
. salt to taste
. Marinate the paneer cubes with dried fenugreek leaves, chilli powder, turmeric powder, chaat masala and salt. Keep aside for ½ hour.
. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a non-stick pan and shallow-fry the paneer pieces in it till they are golden brown in colour.
. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
. Heat the remaining oil on a tava and add the ajwain and cumin seeds to it.
. When they crackle, add the onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
. Add the garlic paste, green chillies, coriander powder and salt and sauté for 2 minutes.
. Add the tomato purée and caraway seeds. Cook till the oil separates from the gravy.
. Add the fried paneer cubes, cream and Punjabi garam masala and mix gently.
. Serve hot garnished with coriander.