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Paneer Tomato Curry

Paneer Tomato Curry

Paneer tomato curry is a delicious and sophisticated side dish. My husband, who enjoys paneer dishes in every form, asked me to make a paneer dish, which is different than what I have made before. It should not be creamy. So, I decided not to add cream or nuts. Also, as per Alex’s request, I did not add spinach. After trying to make a new recipe, I landed on Paneer Tomato Curry. Alex really enjoyed this. I knew this was a hit with him because he cleaned up the entire plate. You all know he is my videographer, so this was the next recipe he wanted me to make.I have done many paneer recipes. They all are starting to look the same. In this recipe the paneer is first grilled and then simmered in tomatoes. This is an amazingly simple and quick recipe and is very satisfying. Hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy!
Recipe will serve 4.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups tomatoes cut into large pieces, I used 4medium tomatoes.
  • 6 oz paneer cut into about 1/4 inch thick and 1-1/2 inch long
  • ¼ bell pepper cut into thin slices.
  • 2 Tbsp oil divided.
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • tsp asafetida hing
  • 2 Tbsp thinly sliced ginger
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric haldi
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garam masala

Instructions
 

  • Heat one tablespoon oil over low medium heat in a flat saucepan, spread the paneer pieces and grill them for one side till they are golden brown. Take them out from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan add the remaining oil. Wait until oil is moderately hot add cumin seeds as the cumin seeds crack add asafetida and sliced ginger, stir fry them for about 30 seconds.
  • Add bell pepper and stir fry them for about half a minute add coriander powder, turmeric and red chili powder and stir.
  • Next add tomatoes, salt, and sugar, cook them stirring for about 2-3 minutes tomatoes should be just tender add paneer and cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Paneer should be covered with spices and tomatoes should be still not mushy, you should be able to see tomato pieces. Turn of the heat sprinkle the garam masala and stir.
  • Paneer with Tomato is delicious and super simple this goes well with plain rice, roti, paratha, puri or naan.

Notes

Paneer with Tomato is delicious and super simple this goes well with plain rice, roti, paratha, puri or naan.
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3 thoughts on “Paneer Tomato Curry

  1. Dear Manjula. I live in Canada and the tomatoes at this time of year are terrible. Could I use canned, diced tomatoes for this – if I make sure most of the liquid is evaporated? I love your recipes and would like to try this soon.

    1. This looks like a dish that needs good quality fresh tomatoes so I would wait for summer. I’m Italian and we really don’t get good tomatoes in the winter. I have no problem substituting fresh tomatoes for canned ones in a gravy (maybe add a bit of sugar) but in a dish like this one it’s not the same thing…

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