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paneer masala recipe dhaba style
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paneer masala recipe dhaba style | dhaba style paneer curry | paneer gravy

easy paneer masala recipe dhaba style | dhaba style paneer curry | paneer gravy
Course curry
Cuisine north indian
Keyword paneer masala recipe dhaba style
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 221kcal
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for dhaba masala:

  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • ½ inch cinnamon
  • ½ tsp fennel / saunf

for marination:

for curry:

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tomato finely chopped
  • ½ cup curd whisked
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi crushed
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped

Instructions

how to marinate and fry the paneer:

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 20 cubes paneer.
  • also add ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ¼ tsp salt.
  • mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • now heat 1 tbsp ghee and marinated paneer.
  • fry for a minute making sure all the sides are cooked well. keep aside.

how to make dhaba style spice powder:

  • 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.
  • dry roast on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • cool completely, and blend to a fine powder. keep aside.

how to make dhaba style paneer masala curry:

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and 2 tbsp oil.
  • add 1 bay leaf, 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 cloves and 1 tsp cumin.
  • saute until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add 1 onion and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. saute until the onions turn golden brown.
  • further keeping the flame on low, add the prepared spice powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder and ¾ tsp salt.
  • saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add 2 tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  • further, keeping the flame on low add ½ cup curd.
  • stir continuously until the curd is combined well and oil separates out from the mixture.
  • add ½ cup water or as required adjusting the consistency.
  • now add fried paneer and mix well.
  • cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the flavours are absorbed well.
  • add 1 tsp kasuri methi, ¼ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
  • finally, enjoy paneer masala recipe dhaba style with roti, naan or phulka.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 683mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1073IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg