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paneer korma

paneer in onion-coconut gravy
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  • 250 gms paneer
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 2 no cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups onions chopped
  • 1.5 inch ginger
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 2 no green chilli
  • 1 small tomato
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1/2 tbsp khus khus
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp cashews chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp crushed kasuri methi
  • pinch of saffron threads


  • Melt butter, toast the paneer on both sides. I have cut thin and square pieces of paneer. You can either chop it the same way or can make it into small chops. Toast them and put them in warm water.
  • In same pan, melt butter, ass cinnamon, cloves, onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  • saute until onions turn pink
  • Put in chopped tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes or until mushy.
  • put off the stove and add grated coconut, khus khus, fennel seeds. Grind them along with cashews to a fine paste
  • Melt butter again, add bay leaf and strain the ground masala into the pan.
  • add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt.
  • mix well and let it boil.
  • Add a dose of fresh cream and mix it well again.
  • Put in the toasted paneer
  • Now goes in crushed kasuri methi and saffron threads. Mix well and put off. serve hot with chapathis.