This Paneer Korma Recipe is from Tarla Dalal’s Delights of Vegetarian Cooking. The link will take you to the book review and you can read about the recipes and the sections covered.
I still remember the day I got this book. Lil Angel was just a few months old and there was book fair happening in town.I wanted a change from the routine and my parents agreed that an outing will do me good.And we decided to go to the book fair!
Packing up stuffs for the kiddo, we left home and she soon fell asleep on the way.I was amazed at how soon she could fall asleep and that too when it is not her nap time!
Mom volunteered to baby sit the sleeping beauty and asked me to go ahead and browse through the fair.
That was probably the first day of the book fair and the organizers didn’t even know where certain books were kept. They were still under the process of stacking hundreds of cardboard boxes worth of books.
Architecture, comics,kids books, novels,DIY books all lay mixed together.That’s where I found this lone cookbook.Seeing the title I picked it up and browsed through it.There were several basic recipes and I wanted to try out a few recipes from the book too.
So I picked it up and went for another round.But mom called up from the car to say Lil Angel was awake and crying to be picked up by mommy!
Paying for this book, I walked out to hold my Lil Angel while making plans to come back another day so that the books will be more organized and hopefully I will have more time to browse through.
Sadly I couldn’t go back that time.But as the kiddo grew up, we have been to other book fairs in the same place and now I am happy that I don’t have to worry about a hungry kid waiting or a crying kid that needed to be pacified!
Coming back to the recipe,here it how this was born…
I have a constant supply of paneer in my fridge and am always looking out for new recipes with it.Hence I specifically searched for paneer based recipes in my cookbook collection and came across this one.
This Paneer Korma recipe was prepared last Sunday for breakfast. The kids loved it so much they wanted this for their lunch box the next day. What more needs to be told about the dish!!And it takes less than 20 minutes to get done and is great with Roti / Pooris.
Whenever I cook from a cookbook /other sources, I add my little twists here and there and this recipe is no exception.
I left out the cardamom used in the original recipe and used garam masala. Also I added kashmiri red chili powder for the color instead of using the regular chili powder as mentioned in the book.I love kasuri methi.So that also went into this dish.
Here is how to prepare Paneer Korma Recipe | Simple Side Dish for Roti
Paneer / Indian Cottage Cheese– 200 grams, cubed [Click the link for the homemade version]
Fresh cream-3 tablespoons,divided
Kashmiri chili powder- 1 teaspoon
Garam masala-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Kasuri methi/ Dried Fenugreek leaves-1/4 teaspoon, crushed [Click link for homemade version]
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves to garnish
- Boil water and add tomatoes. Switch off and let it sit for 10 minutes. Peel the skin and chop.
- Heat oil in a pan and fry the onion for a couple of minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and let it cook for a minute.Add the turmeric powder, kashmiri chili powder,salt and a little water.
- Once it comes to a boil, add paneer cubes, 2 tablespoons fresh cream and switch off the flame.
- Sprinkle garam masala, kasuri methi and give it a mix.
- Serve garnished with coriander leaves ,fresh cream .
This is part of August,Week 2, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge Group.
A simple dish with panner that is quick to prepare and goes well with Indian Flatbreads.
- 200 grams Paneer. cubed
- 2 numbers Onion,grated
- 2 numbers Tomato
- 3 Tablespoons Fresh cream, divided
- 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- A pich Turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kasuri methi,crushed lightly
- Salt to taste
- Coriander leaves to garnish
Boil water and add tomatoes. Switch off and let it sit for 10 minutes. Peel the skin and chop.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the onion for a couple of minutes.
Add the tomatoes and let it cook for a minute.Add the turmeric powder, kashmiri chili powder,salt and a little water.
Once it comes to a boil, add paneer cubes, 2 tablespoons fresh cream and switch off the flame.
Sprinkle garam masala, kasuri methi and give it a mix.
Serve garnished with coriander leaves ,fresh cream .