Paneer Panjab

Paneer Panjab

500 gms. firm paneer
2 onions sliced into thin rings
1 tsp. ginger grated
1 tsp. garlic crushed fine
1/2 tbsp. coriander finely chopped
1 tsp. ajwain seeds
3/4 cup gram flour
1 tsp. red chilli powder
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. tandoori masala
1/2 tsp. punjabi garam masala
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 anardhana powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp. oil


Cut paneer into 1"x1"x1" cubes.

Make a thick mixture of flour, salt, ginger, garlic, turmeric, ajwain, garam & tandoori masalas.

Sprinkle 2-3 tbsp. water if necessary. Add 1/2 tbsp. oil, mix well.

Use 2 tbsp. mixture to marinate onions, and rest to marinate paneer cubes.

Marinate paneer for 10 minutes.

Either fry pieces or grill on a bar-b-que skewer or grill mesh till crisp and brown.

Heat remaining oil, add onions, saute till light brown.

Add marinate paste, stir well and cook.

When dry add fried paneer, chilli, anardhana powder, sugar, salt.

Toss well. Garnish with coriander.

Serve hot with tooth picks to pick up easily.

Making time: 30 minutes.

Makes:16-18 pieces.