Paneer is a fresh cheese common in the Indian subcontinent. It is an unaged, non-melting soft cheese made by curdling milk with a fruit- or vegetable-derived acid, such as lemon juice. Its acid-set form, before pressing, is called chhena.
Paneer recipe that we are going to make, is extremely flavorful, quick and delicious recipe using paneer, yogurt and Indian masala mix. It is an extremely popular North Indian recipe, that can be eaten with roti/naan/bread/rice, etc.
Paneer is rich in proteins, which helps in removing weakness and making the body fleshy. It is also rich in calcium, phosphorus, vitamins and minerals that help the body to grow. Their intake keeps the bones and joints strong.
Therefore, paneer recipes are most favoured recipes of the health conscious people.
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Preparing the spices
Add onion, ginger, garlic in a grinder jar and pulse to form a smooth paste.
Make the Spice Mix by adding all the spices (whole+powdered) in a grinder jar and pulse.
Make a smooth powder and keep aside.
Heat oil in a large non-stick pot.
Add the onion paste and saute for 3-4 minutes over medium heat
(stir every half minute). The onions should turn golden.
Now add the sliced onion, spice mix and saute for 2 minutes (till sauteed onions are pink)
Now add the tomato, ketchup and saute for another 2 minutes
and stir to ensure tomato paste evenly spreads in the mix.
Add yogurt and mix everything.
Cover and cook this for 3 minutes on medium heat (stir every half minute).
Remove the cover and the masala would be bubbling hot.
Add the cubed paneer and saute.
Let this simmer for 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat.
Transfer to serving plater and sprinkle some chopped cilantro on top. Serve hot and enjoy