Paneer Poondu Kuzhambu

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • paneer - 200 gm
  • oil to deep fry
  • mustard - 1 tsp
  • garlic 1 full pod, peeled
  • onions 2, chopped
  • curry leaves few
  • tomatoes 2, chopped
  • curry powder - 2 tbsp
  • tamarind extract - 2 cups (from lime size tamarind)
  • salt to taste
  • For curry powder:
  • red chillies 20
  • coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
  • turmeric root - 1 small piece
  • fennel seeds (Saunf) - 2 tsp
  • pepper - 1 tsp
  • Chana (Bengal gram) Dal - 4 tbsp

How to Make Paneer Poondu Kuzhambu

  • Roast without oil and powder with few dried curry leaves.
  • Cut paneer into 2 cm cubes and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown.
  • Drain on kitchen paper.
  • Heat 3 tbsp of oil, add mustard.
  • When it crackles, add garlic, fry till garlic turns dark brown.
  • Add onion and curry leaves.
  • Fry till onion is light brown.
  • Add curry powder, tomato and tamarind extract.
  • Add salt and simmer till it thickens to creamy consistency.
  • Add paneer and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.

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