Generally dishes using Paneer turn out to be an easy dish to make and tasty and flavorful at the same time. I do not fry Paneer for any dish. And this dish is also without frying the Paneer. It is a very tasty dish which can be served with Roti, Chappati, Rice etc.
Cottage Cheese – 300 Gms (cut into cubes)
Oil – 2 tbsp
Onion (large) – 3 (sliced)
Ginger (crushed or Grated) – 1 tsp
Garlic (crushed or Grated) – 6 pods
Green Chillies – 3 (chopped)
Black Pepper Powder – 1 ½ tbsp (or to suit taste)
Turmeric Powder – 1 pinch
Garam Masala – ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Tomato (Large) – 3
Dark Soya Sauce – 2 tbsp
Blend the Tomato into a fine puree.
Heat the Oil in a pan. Add the sliced Onion with a pinch of Salt. Stir fry for a minute in medium flame.
Add the Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies. Stir fry them for 2 to 3 minutes till the raw flavor of the Ginger and Garlic goes away.
Add ½ the amount of Pepper Powder, Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder and Salt. Stir for a minute.
Add the Tomato Puree and cook for 3 to 4 minutes till the gravy becomes thick.
Add the thick Soya Sauce and the remaining Pepper Powder. Mix well.
Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Add Paneer, mix and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer to serving bowl.
If the Paneer is a frozen one, keep it out to attain the room temperature. And then, dip it in hot water with a pinch of Salt for 2 minutes. This will avoid the Paneer from breaking while cooking.
You can also coat the Paneer with Corn Starch and use it.