Monday, May 7, 2012

Paneer in Coconut Gravy | Side Dish for Chapati / Roti

When we think of Paneer, it's always either Paneer Butter Masala or any of the other combinations that we would come up with. If we decide not to make the gravy rich and creamy, we might end up using the paneer with aloo or peas or gobi. I know all of these tastes great and makes a wonderful side dish for rotis.

There is another version that Amma makes that's very creamy and aromatic. She uses lot of cardamom and couple of other spices that makes the dish stand out. So in all speculation we thought using something like coconut should not be very different.

So here is your crowd pleaser cooked in a coconut base. And you can take my word, it tastes great with rotis too. If you are one of those who think you can't pair Paneer in any other form you ought to make and taste for yourself.

Ingredients Needed:

Paneer - 250 gms
Onions - 1 cup
Tomatoes, puree - 1 cup
Tomato chopped - 1/2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Green chilies - 1 long
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Garam Masala
Coconut paste - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tsp

How to make Paneer in Coconut Gravy:

If you are using store bought Paneer, cut into cubes and roast in ghee. Else it's not required with homemade paneer.

Heat a kadai with oil, saute onions till they turn colour, add ginger garlic paste and green chili. Add the chopped tomatoes and add all the spice powders. Simmer for few mins.

When the tomatoes soften, add the puree and bring to boil. Add a cup of water and then coconut paste.

Bring to boil, add salt. Finally add the paneer.

Serve with Chapatis
Some may tag this preparation as Paneer Malabari, I don't think this recipe will qualify for that.

Enjoy your week ahead!

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radha said...

One never tires of paneer dishes! Lovely.

Priya said...

Wow quite an inviting side dish,cant wait to try.

Shobha said...

Yes, we should experiment with other gravies and gets tired of the same thing.

Lubna Karim said...

Wow...this looks yum....never tried paneer in coconut gravy...

Padma Gopinath said...

I never tried paneer with coconut.. It looks so delicious!!

Thanks for sharing

Jagruti said...

Creamy concoction of heavenly delight! Just reading your recipe makes me crave it so bad.


Smitha said...

looks yummy..perfect with rotis! i will never get tired of paneer!

Roma said...

Hi Srivalli, how have you been? I have almost lost touch with the blogging world since I had the second baby. Also, I was busy with the eBook on Baby food (after all thats what I have been cooking :-))
Firstly, congrats for completing 5 years of blogging. I saw your eBook on amazon too. I was excited to find a known person there.
Your paneer dish looks nice. Since paneer in coconut gravy is rare, I'm sure it has a different flavor altogether.

Maliha Sassin said...

Your blog is one of the best blogs.
I would like to come back again.
I am sure of that you are also glad to help every other.
Thank you for sharing!
Various Cooking Recipe

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody!

Roma Thank you for the wishes. Good to see you around. I know how pressing writing a book will be. I am glad you found my eBook..:)..All the best with your eBook.

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