Monday, March 07, 2011

Masala Curry With Paneer, Peas & Potato

Combination of veggies with paneer adds flavor. A simple to make masala curry that will be good with rice or roti.


1 medium - Potatoes,cubed
1 cup - Green Peas
500 gm - Paneer, cut to cubes
2 pods - Green cardamom,
1 big - Star Anise
2 medium - Onion, sliced
4 - Green chili, slit in center
3 medium - Tomato, chopped

1'' piece - Ginger, chopped

Masala powders

2 tbsp - Coriander powder
1 tsp - Red chili powder
1 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp - Black pepper powder

Grind to a smooth paste

1/2 a small shell - Fresh coconut
1/2 tsp - Jeera/ cumin seeds
1 small piece - Cinnamon


1 tsp - Mustard seeds
4 - Dry red chili,
1 medium - Onion. chopped finely
3 to 4 sprigs - Curry leaves


1 ) Add to an utensil, potato, peas, green chili, ginger, onion, cardamom, star anise and the masala powders. Now add enough water to cover and cook the vegetables.

2 ) When the veggies are half cooked, add tomato and salt to taste. Simmer, cover and cook till the vegetables are fully cooked.

3 ) Grind coconut, jeera and cinnamon with little water to a smooth paste. Add this paste to the cooked veggies. Add more water if needed for the gravy. Adjust salt to taste. Simmer and cook.

4 ) Meanwhile, in a frying pan, heat some oil. Add paneer cubes and fry to a light brown color. Transfer and add the fried paneer to the curry. In the remaining oil, do the seasoning. First pop the mustard seeds, than add dry chili, curry leaves and fry for second. Then add onion and fry to a light brown color. Pour this seasoning over the curry and close with a lid. Turn off the stove. After 5 minutes open the lid and serve the masala curry.

Serve as a side dish with rice or roti.


Priti said...

Looks so yum n spicy..nice click

Subi said...

looks good. I have to try it out. Will let you know how it came out. said...

Simply yummy!! Pravs i too used to make masala curry,it is bit difference variation is welcome..thx for sharing!!

Kairali sisters said...

This looks delicious :)

Mallugirl said...

pravs, fusion cooking? looks so good that i have to try it.. but then i like all ur recipes.

Pooja V said...

I will try this v soon.

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious combo of paneer,peas and potato..spicy and yummy, your version sounds great..will surely give this a try.

trashmaster46 said...

This sounds like something my husband would love.

Mini said...

I always like to cook paneer in diif ways. Your recipe looks so good, Have to try it.

Anonymous said...

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Sushma Mallya said...

Looks so delicious..loved the spices used must be so flavourful...will try this sometimes:)

Anonymous said...

pinneyum poyo ente Pravse... Please come back.. evidekkaanu ithrayum nerathekku poyathu.

A daily visitor

Pravs said...

Dear Daily Visitor : Sorry for not posting. I was not keeping well. Will post soon. Thanks for checking on me :)

lissie said...

masala curry looks yummy! something new..