Tuesday 28 April 2020

Recipe 110: Aloo Paneer Masala (without onion & garlic)

There are many people who are strictly vegetarian, means for them onion and garlic are non-vegetarian vegetables. So, I thought of making this recipe only for those people who love to eat but due to this restriction they are ignoring this preparation.


  1. 200gms paneer/cottage cheese
  2. 2 medium size potatoes cut into small pieces
  3. 1 tomato cut into halves
  4. 2 green chillies slit
  5. 1-2 bay leaves
  6. 4 tbsp. refined oil
  7. 4 tbsp. mustard oil
  8. 3 tbsp. sour yogurt/curd
  9. 2 tbsp. fresh cream/milk cream/malai
  10. 2 tbsp. milk
  11. 1 tbsp. ginger paste
  12. 1 tbsp. fresh dhania patta chopped
  13. 1/2 tbsp. dhania
  14. 1/2 tbsp. haldi
  15. 1/2 tbsp. kashmiri mirch powder
  16. 1/2 tbsp. zeera powder
  17. 1 tsp. sugar
  18. 1/2 tsp. zeera seeds
  19. 1/2 tsp. amchur
  20. 1/2 tsp. teekha red chilly powder
  21. 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  22. salt to taste


Make a slurry of the dry powder spices, milk, cream, salt and ginger paste.
Keep aside for later usage.
Heat a kadhai and add both types of oil for cooking.
Add a pinch of salt.
Fry the potatoes till golden brown.
Take it out in a bowl.
In the same oil, fry the paneer pieces.
Keep it in the bowl with fried potatoes.
Now in the remaining oil, temper zeera, bay leaves and green chillies.
Stir on low heat for 10-20 seconds.
Add tomatoes and cook till the tomato softens.
Now pour the milk-spice solution.
Stir for 5 minutes or till the oil begins to separate.
Add the fried potatoes to the masala.
On medium heat, saute for 15 minutes.
Add water as per required for preparing a thick gravy.
Add little sugar and fried paneer.
Stir gently.
Sprinkle garam masala and dhania patta.
Switch off the heat.
Serve hot with rice, roti, puri or paratha.

Debottoma Chatterjee Debnath

Hi! Myself Debottoma. Little bit introvert but I love to cook or you can say cooking is my passion. Whatever is my mood be it happy, be is sad or angry - I love to do cooking as it helps me to relax. Previously, I was working with IT sector as Admin & HR executive and now I am working with child care sector as Centre Head.


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