Saturday, September 20, 2008

Baby Corn Paneer Masala

by Priyanka posted at 11:44 AM 10 comments

This is one of my favorite dishes that i invariably ordered when we dined out in India. The crunchy taste of the baby corn adds a different texture to the dish. Goes well with parathas as well as rice.

Serves 6
2 cans baby corn- chopped into 1 inch pieces
400 gm paneer- cubed
2 medium onions
4 medium tomatoes
3 green chilies
2 inch piece of ginger
2-3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/3 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin powder
salt to taste
1 tsp kasuri methi
2 tsp cumin coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp coriander
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp butter

Crushed to a fine powder
5-6 cashews
1 tsp sunflower seeds
1 ts cumin
1 tsp coriander

1. Chop 1 of the onions very and keep aside.
2. Chop the second onion into large pieces along with the ginger, green chili, garlic and tomatoes and put it through a blender with as little water as possible to make a fine paste.
3. Heat ghee and butter and when they melt, add the cumin seeds. When they splutter, add the chopped onions and saute till they are golden brown.
4. Next add the tomato-onion-ginger-garlic-chili puree and saute till you see the butter/ghee come afloat. The gravy should have turned golden brown.
5. Now add the cashew-coriander powder to it and saute for a couple more minutes.
6. Add the turmeric, chili powder, garam masala, cumin-coriander powder , salt and saute the gravy for 3-4 minutes.
7. Add in the chopped baby corn and paneer pieces and cook for 10-15 more minutes.
8. Finally add the kasuri methi and serve garnished with coriander.

Variation- To cook this dish in a jiffy, forego making the puree. Instead just add chopped onions, garlic, green chilies and tomato and add in the rest of the ingredients (spices) to make a stir-fry.

Comments 10 comments
Srivalli said...

lovely looks so rich...

Uma said...

I love baby corn! the gravy looks so mouth-watering! Great combination of spices. Beautiful.

LG said...

Corn and Paneer go well in is looking yumm in the pic.

Happy cook said...

Yumm looks good

Tee said...

Its been so long since i got baby corn! Your baby corn masala is making me hungry again...and i just had lunch :)

Richa said...

will take paneer anytime & everytime, it's for dinner tonite as well :) liked ur addn of sunflwr seeds, do u add it everytime?

Usha said...

This looks rich and delicious...very good combination :)

Sagari said...

delecious looking curry priyanka

Sia said...

same question as richa :)

Priyanka said...

Richa, Sia,
I usually dont add sunflower seeds but a couple of the recipes that i have come across use magajtari seeds for the gravy paste. I didnt have any on hand so substituted with sunflower seeds.

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