PANEER - 20 CUBES

firstly, in a large bowl take 20 cubes panee

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GINGER GARLIC PASTE

also add ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ¼ tsp sa

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MARINATE - 30 MINUTES

mix well and marinate for 30 minutes

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SAUTE - 2 MINUTES

now heat 1 tbsp ghee and marinated paneer

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KEEP ASIDE

fry for a minute making sure all the sides are cooked well. keep aside

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CINNAMON -HALF INCH

firstly, in a heavy-bottomed pan take 2 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp cumin, ¼ tsp pepper, 3 cloves, 2 pods cardamom, ½ inch cinnamon and ½ tsp fennel.

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TURNS AROMATIC

dry roast on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.

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DHABHA STYLE MASALA

cool completely, and blend to a fine powder. keep aside

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GHEE - 2 TBSP

firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and 2 tbsp oil

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CUMIN - 1 TSP

add 1 bay leaf, 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 cloves and 1 tsp cumin.

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TURNS AROMATIC

saute until the spices turn aromatic.

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ONION - 1 CHOPPED

now add 1 onion and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. saute until the onions turn golden brown

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DHABA MASALA

further keeping the flame on low, add the prepared spice powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder and ¾ tsp salt.

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TURNS AROMATIC

saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.

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TOMATO - 2 CHOPPED

now add 2 tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy

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CURD - HALF CUP

further, keeping the flame on low add ½ cup curd

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OIL SEPERATES

stir continuously until the curd is combined well and oil separates out from the mixture

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WATER - HALF CUP

add ½ cup water or as required adjusting the consistency

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FRIED PANEER

now add fried paneer and mix well

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SIMMER - 5 MINUTES

cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the flavours are absorbed well.

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KASURI METHI 1 TSP

add 1 tsp kasuri methi, ¼ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well

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READY TO EAT

finally, enjoy paneer masala recipe dhaba style with roti, naan or phulka

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