Spiced Paneer with Tamatar-Aloo Jhol Recipe

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Spiced Paneer with Tamatar-Aloo Jhol
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Aditya Bal creates an inventive meal. Paneer marinated in spices, served with a tangy gravy of tomatoes and potatoes.

Ingredients of Spiced Paneer with Tamatar-Aloo Jhol

  • For the garam masala:
  • 5 cloves green cardamom
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper corns
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 bay leaf
  • For the paneer steaks:
  • 2 thick paneer steaks
  • 2 tsp refined oil
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • For the aloo-tamatar ka jhol:
  • 1 1/2 onion julienned
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp refined oil
  • 1 stick cassia bark
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 pinch garam masala
  • 1 jug of water
  • 2 boiled potatoes hand crumbled
  • 1 big bowl of tomatoes puree
  • A handful of coriander leaves
  • For the fresh green salad:
  • 1/2 cucumber de-seeded and julienned
  • 2 spring onions halved
  • 1 capsicum julienned
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pinch chili powder

How to Make Spiced Paneer with Tamatar-Aloo Jhol

For the garam masala:
1.1. Dry roast all the ingredients together on a pre-heated pan. Then put them in a grinder and bring to a fine powder.
For the paneer steaks:
1.1. Place the steaks on a plate and rub in some refined oil on both sides.
2.2. Sprinkle garam masala on both the sides. Cover the steak and put them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
3.3. Once marinated - Heat up a non-stick pan and heat some oil. Place the paneer steak and season with salt. Let it sear till golden.
For the aloo-tamatar ka jhol:
1.1. Heat up a pan and drizzle oil. Add onions, garlic and green chili and flavor it with a cassia bark.
2.2. Let the onion soften slightly. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, garam masala, salt to taste and 1/2 glass of water.
3.3. Cook it till the oil rises to the top. Add potatoes to the pan and season with salt.
4.4. Toss and mix it all. Add tomato puree to the pan.
5.5. Mix it and add coriander and 4-5 glasses of water. Cook it for 5-10 odd minutes.
For the apple salad:
1.1. Bring together all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well.
Plating it up:
1.1. Transfer jhol in a bowl and add paneer steak and salad.
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