Tuesday, March 5, 2013

PANEER MUTTER MASALA IN ROASTED COCONUT GRAVY / Varutharacha Paneer Masala




Ingredients:

Paneer : 200g cubed
Onion : 1, finely chopped

Tomato : 1, small, finely chopped
Fresh Peas : 1/4Cup(optional)
Ginger : 1/2 inch piece, finely chopped
Garlic : 4cloves, finely chopped
Green chillies : 2, finely chopped
Shredded Coconut : 1/4Cup
Pepper Corns : 1tsp
Fennel Seeds : 1/2tsp
Chilli Powder : 3/4tsp
Coriander Powder : 1tsp
Garam Masala : 1/4Tsp
Curry Leaves : 2springs
Coriander leaves : 1tbsp, chopped
coconut Oil : 1tbsp
Salt

Method:



1. Dry Roast coconut, 2 garlic cloves, fennel seeds and 1 spring of curry leaves  in a kadai till the coconut turns to light brown in color. Now add the spice powders and dry roast carefully till you get a nice aroma. Keep aside to cool and using a mixer, grind to make a fine paste by adding little water.

2. Heat oil in a kadai and add ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for couple of minutes and add onion. When onion turns to translucent add tomatoes and cook till they are soft and fluffy. 

3. Now add the grounded masala, salt  and combine well and add enough water for the gravy and let it boil. Add peas, paneer, curry leaf, coriander leaves and cook for 15-18 minutes.

4. Serve hot with rice / chappathis / appams / pathiri.


10 comments:

  1. Very innovative version, looks tasty.

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  2. Delicious south indian flavored gravy!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  3. Love this twist,unique Kerala flavor,will surely try this.

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  4. Love the south indian touch to the paneer gravy..delicious!!

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  5. Very delicious and interesting gravy.. looks absolutely inviting :)

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  6. Totally drooling here !!! This looks amazing :)

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  7. oooo ..love it. My family's fav and most demanded item..SLurp

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  8. That gravy sounds extremely delectable to me...love to give it a try...

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  9. Full of flavours,an excellent side dish.

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