Thursday, 12 February 2015

Paneer Mushroom Masala

For the last day of BM#49 week 2 I am here with a paneer recipe. A flavorful paneer recipe which would be a good accompaniment for rotis. Oflate paneer has become a regular in our groceries list. Almost every week I make one dish with paneer since this is loved by all and it is easier for me also. 

I had planned to make this dish along with chapathis yesterday night. So I had kept all the ingredients ready in the kitchen and made this dish first thing in the morning. All this for taking some decent snaps :-)


Paneer - 250 grams (cubed)
Mushroom - 150 grams
Tomato - 100 grams
Green chilly - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Red chilly powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds powder - 1 tsp 
Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp 
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp 
Milk  - 1/2 cup 
Coriander leaves, chopped - 3 tblsp 
Salt - As needed 

To temper:

Oil - 2 tblsp
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 1
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cumin seeds / Jeera  - 1 tsp


  • Cube the tomatoes roughly and grind it to make it as a puree along with green chillies.
  •  In a kadai, heat oil, temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table.
  • When jeera splutters, add the tomato puree, ginger garlic paste, mix well and fry covered for 5 minutes. It will splutter a lot, so better cover it.
  • Then add red chilli, coriander, turmeric powders, and salt and mix well. Fry for another 4 minutes or until oil separates.
  • Add the mushrooms to the masala and 1/2 cup water. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • The mushroom should get cooked. Add paneer and garam masala at this stage and mix well.
  • Add milk and more water to this and keep in low flame. Never ever put the flame in high at any point after adding milk as it might curdle. Also you have to add gradually while you mix.
  • After 2-3 minutes, add coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Note: This gravy is very tangy, so make sure you add cream or milk. If  you do not have cream, add lots of milk to balance the tanginess.

Serve hot with rotis!!!

Sending this to PJ, who is hosting my Kids Delight, themed on Say Cheese!
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  1. That's a good dish to feast on...

  2. such a perfect side with roti or pulao!!

  3. Such a flavorful dish! Lovely choice...

  4. Very interesting dish with paneer and mushrooms.

  5. Very delicious and flavorful paneer-mushroom curry.

  6. That must be one delicious curry for mushroom lovers.

  7. Mushroom lovers will have a treat with this!

  8. Just need some rotis to clean that fingerlicking paneer mushroom masala.