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Paneer Tamatar ki Sabji Recipe

Paneer Tamatar ki Sabji is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Monday, 20 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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Paneer tamatar ki sabzi is a comfort food recipe popularly relished in India and loved by all.

This vegetarian curry is famous for the simple yet palate pleasing flavors of paneer and tamatar which are brought together in making this sabzi. The dish is served as side dish with rotis.

You can easily make it by sauteing the ingredients like paneer and tomato with a blend of herbs and spices. The use of tamarind will add a pleasing flavor to the recipe making it very tangy in taste and will appeal to everyone's taste buds. Learn how to make this easy recipe below.


  • Cottage cheese (paneer)- 250 g
  • Tomatoes, roughly chopped - 8-10
  • Tamarind - 1/2 lemon-sized ball
  • Ginger, roughly chopped - 2 " piece
  • Garlic, crushed - 10-12 Cloves
  • Whole dry Red Chillies - 6-8
  • Sesame oil (til oil) - 1 tbsp
  • 1 tsp- Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp- Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp- Curry leaves
  • 20- Cinnamon, 3 inch sticks
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Paneer Tamatar ki Sabji:

    1. Cut paneer into 4 inch pieces.
    2. Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup warm water for 30 minutes.
    3. Extract the pulp, strain and set aside.
    4. Heat a pan and saute chopped tomatoes, ginger, crushed garlic and red chillies.
    5. Add 1/2 cup water and boil.
    6. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until it reduces to half.
    7. Remove from heat.
    8. Now cool and sieve in a soup strainer.
    9. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard and cumin seeds.
    10. Add curry leaves, cinnamon, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.
    11. Stir-fry for 1 min.
    12. Add the strained tomato mixture. Let it boil.
    13. Add the tamarind pulp and salt.
    14. Reduce heat and the paneer.
    15. Simmer for 2- 3 minutes.
    16. Serve hot.


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