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Paneer Tamatar ki Sabji

Paneer Tamatar ki Sabji is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 4


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


  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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