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.

Paneer Korma Recipe | Simple Side Dish for Roti

Here is how to prepare Paneer Korma Recipe | Simple Side Dish for Roti

I used:

Paneer / Indian Cottage Cheese– 200 grams, cubed [Click the link for the homemade version]
Onion-2,grated
Tomatoes- 2
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

  1. Boil water and add tomatoes. Switch off and let it sit for 10 minutes. Peel the skin and chop.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onion for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and let it cook for a minute.Add the turmeric powder, kashmiri chili powder,salt and a little water.
  4. Once it comes to a boil, add paneer cubes, 2 tablespoons fresh cream and switch off the flame.
  5. Sprinkle garam masala, kasuri methi and give it a mix.
  6. Serve garnished with coriander leaves ,fresh cream .

Paneer Korma Recipe | Simple Side Dish for Roti

This is part of August,Week 2, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge Group.

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4.91 from 11 votes
Paneer Korma Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A simple dish with panner that is quick to prepare and goes well with Indian Flatbreads.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: PJ
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Boil water and add tomatoes. Switch off and let it sit for 10 minutes. Peel the skin and chop.

  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onion for a couple of minutes.

  3. Add the tomatoes and let it cook for a minute.Add the turmeric powder, kashmiri chili powder,salt and a little water.


  4. Once it comes to a boil, add paneer cubes, 2 tablespoons fresh cream and switch off the flame.

  5. Sprinkle garam masala, kasuri methi and give it a mix.

  6. Serve garnished with coriander leaves ,fresh cream .

16 thoughts on “Paneer Korma Recipe | Simple Side Dish for Roti”

  1. I love trying food from other cultures. The fact that I can experiment at home, and make these wonderful cuisines is so much fun. I will have to give this a try soon.

  2. This seems too simple! I love easy recipes for weeknights, because by time I get home from work, we’re hungry. This is one I can start making, just need to pick up some spice. Thanks!

  3. I have to try this. I didn’t recognize the names but then you did explain. We love experimenting with different ingredients and dishes from other cultures. This is one that I know we’ll enjoy.

  4. I love Book fair and used to visit every year it was held. Over the years I have lost that habit but still fondly remember the days we used to visit and the books we used to buy..this is an excellent dish for rotis and kids will love it for sure…

  5. I am a huge fan of roti!! And this looks like the perfect side for it! I have never tried paneer before but this post really makes me want to experiment with it. Thanks so much for sharing! (:

  6. I am always looking for a good vegetarian option for a weeknight dinner, we try to do meat free 2 times a week!! Our family LOVES Indian food so this will be a dish everyone devours I am sure !

  7. I love experimenting with foods from different cultures. Your Kurma looks yummy and so simple too. My kids would love it

  8. Oh, this looks absolutely delicious. We love Indian food in our family, this will be going on our meal plan for sure.

  9. This recipe with the luscious gravy sends me drooling. At a period when Indian cuisine was pretty unknown for its variety, it was Tarala Dalal’s incredible pics and simple recipes which captured the hearts. I have a few books.. I adore them.

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