Thursday, January 7, 2010

Paneer Aloo Masala

Potatoes- 2 medium, cubed
Tomatoes - 2 medium, cut into small pieces
Onions - 2 medium, thinly sliced and cut in the middle
Green chillies - 3 or 4, slit in the middle
Ginger - 1", cut into small pieces or crushed
Curry leaves, mint and coriander leaves.
Paneer - 250 gms, cubed and marinated in salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder for half an hour and fried.

Ingredients for masala (to be fried and ground into paste) Coconut - 1 half, shredded
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 4 teaspoons
Pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Heat a frying pan. Pour 2 tablespoons of oil into it.
Add the cut onions, green chilllies, ginger and leaves into it and saute until onions are transparent.
Then add the tomatoes and stir well, followed by the potato cubes.
Stir for a few minutes and add the ground masala paste. Add enough water for the potato cubes to cook.
When the potatoes are cooked, add the fried paneer cubes and cover the frying pan for a few minutes. Add salt to taste.
Garnish with coriander and mint leaves and a little coconut cream.

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