How to make Paneer Khurchan - Paneer cooked in tomato gravy.

This recipe is from the book Kadai Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (पनीर), Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Paneer Khurchan
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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Khurchan Recipe

  • Paneer cut into thick strips 250 grams

  • Tomatoes

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Green capsicum cut into thick strips 2 medium

  • Tomato seeded and thick strips 2 medium

  • Onion 2 medium

  • Tomato puree 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a thick-bottomed kadai; add the cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour, add the garlic paste, capsicums, tomatoes and onions and sauté for five or six minutes.

Step 2

Add the paneer, tomato purée, salt and chilli powder. Sauté for a while till the paneer begins to stick to the pan.

Step 3

Scrape the paneer off the bottom of the pan and sauté for a while longer till the paneer is dark brown and mashed.

Step 4

Stir in the lemon juice and kasuri methi and serve immediately.