Saturday, July 18, 2009

Paneer Manpasand

Ingredients:

250gms Paneer, cubed

Make a smooth paste of the following ingredients
2 medium sized onions
1 inch ginger
5 cloves of garlic

For the flavour:
1tsp of cumin seeds
Salt as per taste
½ tsp of sugar
1tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of red chilli powder
1tsp cumin powder
1tsp coriander powder
5 cloves
1 cinnamon stick (finger length ) broken into pieces
1 tomato, chopped finely
3-4 tbs of mustard oil

Make a smooth paste of (Coconut based):
Fresh coconut ¼ cup
Peanuts ¼ cup
1 onion
2 green chilies
Salt as per taste
1tsp of mustard oil
Method:
.Heat mustard oil in a pan add cumin seeds, sugar, cloves and cinnamon
.Add the smooth paste of onion, ginger, garlic . Sauté for 2 minutes on high flame
.Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, the coconut based masala paste, and chopped tomato and sauté for 5minutes on high flame. Stir continuously so that the masala does'nt get burnt.
.Now add water and let it simmer for 5 minutes or till the gravy becomes dry and the oil seperates from the masala paste.
.Add approximately 2 cups of water(adjust more or less accordingly), Add cubed paneer pieces and cook covered for 5-8 minutes .
.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis.

some changes have been made in the original recipe to suit our taste buds :)

47 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.... What a delicious n yummy dish... looks perfect and tempting.. lovely presentation.. Thanks for sharing!!!

Ann said...

Suparna dear,am full for now..eaten much..still am droling over your manpasand..that name seems meaningful..rich flavourful creamy and yummy..
Btw,I am planning to give you a special award from afternoon tortures..haha..hugs and have a great weekend !!

Valarmathi said...

Wow looks droolworthy. Nice color. Nice pic too. Looks so yummy.

Varunavi said...

Looks delicious and tempting too.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - awesome... It looks party worthy! Great job - dear!

Gita said...

Wow this dish looks simply delicious...love your presentation...this paneer dish is new to me...i have to try it soon :)

tastytouch said...

Paneer in a Coconut peanut sauce..Delish!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! what alovely name ..manapasand huva ji :) Thanks for sharing btw nice clicks :)

Vani said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful dish, Suparna!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely Paneer Dish. Delicious.

Pooja said...

Aww looks so creamy and delicious! What an awesome dish :)

DEESHA said...

wow .. looks awesome

Priti said...

I love paneer..and this look so yum..gravy looks nice and creamy...delicious

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious yummy recipe

Chitra said...

Looks nice..Hope it tasted gr8:)

Poornima Nair said...

That looks mouthwatering. Rich n delicious.

Parita said...

Who can say no to paneer? looks soo rich and creamy!

Soma said...

Lovely dish for a party! a way to steal the hearts:-)
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Lisa said...

Paneer is one of my very favorites. I always have a few blocks in the freezer. The coconut in this dish is especially appealing. I will be trying this one!

Prathibha said...

what a lovely color...looks so rich and appetizing..it would be perfect for dinner parties..

Sharmila said...

Wow! What a lovely recipe Suparna! Mustard oil+coconut+peanuts = a great new flavour!
And loved your previous recipe too ... but could not post a comment ... I don't know what is wrong ... I can see only a part of your page. Please do check out the settings. Hate it when can't leave a line. :-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow that's a creamy and spicy recipe.....love to dig into this right now......

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks very rich and nice suparna,I am sure it must be tasting yummy as well....just a quick suggestion I think if u change the colour of your heading 'Food Fasination' it will look perfect ..... and the whole outlook of the blog is very good I must say.

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ARUNA said...

that's a yummy rich dish Suparna.....wuould be great with roti and paratha!

Srilakshmi said...

Paneer is my FAV! This dish looks amazing! Never cooked with Mustard Oil before..

Smitha said...

Wonderful Suparna,
That is really manpasand :)
Looks so rich and creamy. Looks like a cashew paste curry. WOnderful

Sush said...

wow!! Manassu prasanna vayithu, lovely. Am gonna try this next week :)

LG said...

P.M gravy looks creamy and rich. I must consider trying out paneer dishes :)

K said...

I remember having it at someone's place. Looks like a great dish!

Jyoti said...

This looks delicious and rich, great recipe!

egglesscooking said...

Paneer is my favorite and I like any dish with it.

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rekhas kitchen said...

wow what a creamy gravi and perfect name dear looks great beautiful presentation too superb!...........

Varsha Vipins said...

Aww..Thats a thick n rich curry Sups..:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

wow! Look at the color of the gravy and the creamy texture. I am longing to have this bowl of paneer manpasand . Very nice recipe suparna.

Nithya Praveen said...

Delicious and a yummy one.Looks soooo good:)

Ria said...

O-So-Delish! :) First time here!! good job!!

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Sireesha said...

I'm smacking my lips at the thought of eating this :)

Laavanya said...

Love the new look of your blog and this paneer curry looks so novel.

Ann said...

OMG! what a rich and creamy curry! I would love this with roti:)

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

I have not had this one before. Must give it a try.

sangeeta said...

this paneer dish is so different...looks yummy.

homecooked said...

Wow....this looks fingerlicking delicious!

anubhavati said...

Hi,

First time to your blog...I loved your template...feels ethnic and sme what indian!!! Your paneer manpasand is waiting to be tasted soon!!! Do visit my site whenever you find time.
Regards,

Shobha

Laxmi said...

I have browsed few of your recipes. You have a good collection. Keep going.
Adding Peanuts in Paneer is very different. This is really Manpasand.
Its pleasure following you.

Laxmi said...

I have browsed few of your recipes. You have a good collection. Keep going.
Adding Peanuts in Paneer is very different. This is really Manpasand.
Its pleasure following you.