Aloo Paneer Curry without Tomatoes recipe | Flavour Diary | Indian Vegetarian Curry

Paneer is fresh cheese made with two ingredients (milk and vinegar/lemon juice) and is commonly used cheese in south Asia. Paneer is excellent source of proteins and this can be consumed in any form sweet or spicy. 
Today's recipe is bit different from regular paneer recipe as we are not using tomatoes instead we are using sesame seeds and desiccated coconut for gravy. Its easy to make but needs little patience for frying and grinding the ingredients. This curry best goes with roti/chapati/naan or any flavoured rice. Check out the ingredients and steps below ... and if you enjoy watching the making then click on the video below.

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Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15min
Cook time: 30 mins
Serves: 3-4 people
1 cup = 250ml


Butter- 2 tablespoons
Oil- 2 tablespoons
Paneer- 300gm
Aloo/Potato - 3 medium
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander for garnish

Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander Cumin Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon ( to taste)
Kasuri Methi - 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste

For grinding:
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Onion - 1 medium
Sesame Seeds/Til - 1 tablespoon
Desiccated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Green Chillies/Hari Mirchi - 2 
Water - 1/2 cup


Onion Coconut Paste:
In a add a teaspoon of oil and add roughly chopped onion.
Once onion turns transparent then add sesame seeds and fry for few seconds until it start changing colour. Add chopped green chilli and dessicated coconut and fry until coconut changes colour.Take off from the fire.
Let the mixture cools down and transfer it to blender and add 1/2 cup of water and blend it to smooth paste.

Steps for curry:
In the same pan add 2 tablespoons of oil and once it is hot add paneer and fry them until it turn golden brown on both sides and keep it a side.
Then add potato and fry until it changes the colour and keep it a side.
In the same pan add butter and then add Onion Coconut paste, turmeric and ginger garlic paste and fry until the curry comes together.
Add water, fried potato, fried paneer and all the spices under spice list. Mix well and cook on medium heat with lid covered.Stir in between and turn of the heat and enjoy hot with roti/flavoured rice/naan.

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