|Dhaba Style Paneer Masala|
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1tbsp
Jeera/Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 4
Cardamom slit opened - 4
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon stick - 1 piece
Red chillies - 3
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Peppercorn - 4
Crushed kastoori methi - 1/2 tsp
To marinate paneer cubes
Paneer/Indian cottage cheese cubes - 30
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
( Saute it in a pan till all sides are slightly roasted,keep it aside)
Roasted besan/gram flour - 1 tbsp
Crushed or grated tomatoes - 4 small
Chopped onion - 1/2
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1tsp
Kashmiri red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
( this will give colour to your dish)
Cumin/Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Water as needed
Heat oil and ghee in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add the onions and fry till light golden brown,this step is very important otherwise your dish will not give colour and will have a raw onion smell.
Now add all the dry masalas and the roasted besan.
Fry till raw smell has completely disappeared.
Add the ginger/garlic paste and saute for a minute.Add the crushed or grated tomatoes and fry till oil separates the masala.Add more ghee or oil if needed.
Pour water cover and cook till the gravy is thick.
Add the sauteed paneer and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.
Switch off the stove garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve it with Roti.
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