Who doesn't love paneer?! It is probably one of the most loved ingredients in the country, enjoyed by vegetarians and non-vegetarians with equal hearts. Today, we have brought you the recipe for kolhapuri paneer, a scrumptious paneer curry from West Indian cuisine. The kolhapuri masala is an extremely popular seasoning from Kohlapur, Maharashtra! We have a host of Maharashtrian delicacies that credit their delicious flavours to the kolhapuri masala. Tender paneer chunks are cooked in kolhapuri masala, tomatoes and hing to give this hot and spicy gravy. Indulge in this spicy paneer kolhapuri this weekend by pairing it with some delicious bhakri or tandoori naan.
Kolhapuri Paneer Recipe: How To Make Kohlapuri Paneer Curry At Home
To make this paneer curry, you'll need to prepare the kolhapuri masala first. Start by dry roasting whole spices till they are fragrant. Add desiccated coconut and roast till it is golden. Remove all the roasted whole spices to a plate. In the same pan, saute onions, garlic and ginger in oil. Remove from pan. Grind the sauteed onion-ginger-garlic with the roasted whole spices into a smooth paste, and pour in some water if needed. Keep this aside.
For the curry, take the same pan and saute tomatoes in oil till they are mushy. Add spice powders like turmeric, red chilli and asafoetida. Pour in the kolhapuri masala and mix well. Pour water into the masala and season with salt, mix well till the paste become a curry. Add the paneer cubes and let the curry cook till it combines well. Garnish with some coriander leaves while serving. Accompany it with some sliced onions and lemon wedges.
Sounds delicious, right?! Make this kolhapuri paneer and amaze your family with your culinary skills. Do tell us in the comments section how you liked it!