Paneer Ka Salan

Paneer ka Salan is a variation of the most authentic Mirch ka Salan version. Instead of Mirchi/ chili, you can use Paneer cubes. The gravy is thick, sour and creamy. The coconut milk and tamarind pulp used in this gravy make it very flavorful.

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Recipe of Paneer Ka Salan

Ingredients:

For the gravy to be ground into a smooth paste-
1 tbsp oil
1 onion chopped
8-10 cloves of garlic
1/2 piece ginger
3 tbsp freshly grated coconut
1 tbsp tamarind pulp
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
Salt as per taste.
Heat oil in a Kadhai. Add the above ingredients sauté it for 10 minutes while stirring continuously.
Let it cool for a while and then grind into a smooth paste

For sesame and peanut powder
2 tbsp peanuts
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp cumin powder
200 grams of fresh paneer cubes.

Method:

1. Sauté the paneer on a Tawa using very little oil and add a little salt.
Wait till it turns brown. Then keep it aside.

2. For the Gravy grind all the ingredients mentioned for the gravy into a smooth paste and keep it aside.

3. Combine all the ingredients and dry roast on a hot Tawa for a minute while stirring continuously.
Keep aside to cool. Now blend in a mixture and keep aside.

4. Heat oil in a Kadhai, add the gravy, prepared sesame – coconut powder and 3 tbsp of water, mix well and cook it on a medium flame for 5 minutes stirring once in between till the oil separates.

5. Now add the sautéed paneer and simmer for 2 minutes till the gravy thickens.

Notes:
Paneer ka Salan is ready. Garnish with fresh coconut, coriander and a dollop of ghee.
Relish it with parathas, rotis, naans, kulchas, or biryani.