Saturday, August 13, 2011

Paneer Malabari

This curry has the flavors and tastes of a naadan fish curry, where paneer replaces the fish. A friend who turned pure veg has come up with this yummy recipe, that was thoroughly enjoyed by my family.


250 gram - Paneer, cut to cubes or triangles
1 medium size - Raw sour mango, cut to small pieces
1 medium size - Tomato, chopped
2 to 4 - Green chili, slit in center
6 tbsp - Coconut milk powder
1 tsp - Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp - Fenugreek / methi / uluva seeds
3 sprigs - Curry leaves

Crush to paste

1'' piece - Ginger
6 flakes - Garlic

Grind to a paste

6 tbsp - Grated coconut
1.5 tsp - Red chili powder
3/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1.5 tsp - Coriander powder


6 - Shallots/ small onion, sliced
Coconut oil


1 )In a pan or manchatti, pour 2 to 3 table spoon coconut oil, then add mustard and fenugreek seeds. Once the mustard seeds pops, add curry leaves, ginger - garlic paste, green chili and saute for a few seconds.

2 ) Then add the ground coconut paste and enough water for the gravy and bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, add the mango pieces and tomato. Cook on medium heat till mango gets cooked. Add salt to taste.

3 ) When mango is cooked add the paneer pieces cut into triangle pieces. When the paneer is soft and the flavors have seeped into it, add coconut milk ( add little water to coconut powder to make coconut milk ) to the gravy. Adjust gravy consistency and bring to a boil. Adjust salt to taste and take off the stove.

4 ) In a pan heat little coconut oil, add the sliced shallots to it and fry to a light brown color. Pour this seasoning on top of the gravy and close with a lid. Open after few minutes and serve.

Serve hot with rice and as my friend said it's - HEAVENLY.. !!


Manju said...

never tried substituting paneer in any of the kerala dishes...this sounds really good and looks awesome too!

Prathima Rao said...

Thats a delicious curry!!! Bookmarked...:)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Hari Chandana said...

lovely recipe.. looks gr8 !!
Indian Cuisine

PJ said...

Looks so delicious. Will try this for sure...

jyothi said...

What a nice recipe with paneer.Looks mouthwatering.

Poornima said...

Must admit I have been quietly trying out a lot of your recipes and they have all been so good.Thank you for all of them. Much appreciated by all at home here!

Pravs said...

Poornima : So glad and happy to read this feedback :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

delicious n yummy..
Do drop by as time permits...
Happily following u... hope u do the same...

khushi said...

super delicious recipe...
why dnt u send it to the event
Event: Kerala Kitchen

Food Market Reports said...

I really so happy to be visiting your blog post. Thanks for the share this great and lovely information.

For Dandelion Blog said...

I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am to have found this blog! I love spicy foods, and I am always looking for new recipes. I can't wait to get started on this!

Pravs said...

for dandelion blog : welcome :) so happy to read your comment :)

Dave Whitworth said...

Looks great and you can almost smell it.
I stumbled across this site and have bookmarked it for the lovely recipes you have.


@lekshmi said...

Looks delicious........
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deepthy said...


I simply love your blog.Tried many recipes including Pazham porichathu,Mambazha Pulissery,Soya chunks roast and some fish recipes too.All came out awesome.

Please please update ur posts.Its a request.
love and regards,

Pravs said...

Deepthy : I am really happy to read your comment and to know the recipes came out well. I will definitely update my blog. Feeling kinda lazy after taking a break for few months :)

Charli said...

I love this!!

Rosh said...

Wow! wat a combo!! An explosion of flavours I must say, Pravs :)

Do contribute some of your exciting recipes to my ongoing event Gimme GREEN!.

Anonymous said...

Tried this today. So yummy and tasty with rice. Thanks for a great recipe.