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Friday, March 20, 2015

Paneer Korma(Kuruma) | Cottage Cheese & Vegetable Curry | Chapathi Curry (Stepwise Pics)

Paneer kuruma,is a simple kuruma(korma) made with paneer and vegetables.This goes well with naan,chapathis and rotis.The dish is spicy with green chillies and is a very delectable one especially for a crowd.I have used homemade paneer but you can always use store brought paneer too(I personally don't like the texture & taste).Though homemade paneer has its own flavor and softness,I don't make paneer based curries often as it is a tedious task of making paneer at home and then preparing curry.If you rely on  store brought paneer then you can prepare this in a jiffy.I have the mixed veg kuruma similar to this posted in this space but there are strong variations too.Do give this a try if you like paneer based curries.

paneer 3/4 cup cubed
peas 3/4 cup
carrots 3 small or 3/4 cup cubed
sweet onion/yellow onion 1/2  cup fine chopped
ginger-garlic paste 2tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
cilantro(coriander leaves) chopped 2tbsp
oil 2 tbsp

to grind
coconut 1/2 cup grated
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
cashews 5
green chillies 3


(Read the recipe to make homemade paneer here.)

  • (optional step)Heat  a tbsp oil in a pan and add the cubed paneer pieces.Fry it by turning all sides until slightly brown.Drain in a plate.
  • Cook the peas and carrot with a little salt and 1/4 cup water until 3/4th cooked.
  • In the same oil,add a tbsp more.Add in the onion and saute until translucent.Add in the ginger -garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.

  • In the meantime,grind the ingredients listed to a smooth paste with water.Add this paste to the pan and saute until the raw smell of paste disappears(about 2 mins).Add the garam masala,mix well.
  • Add in 1.5 cups of water,and toss the vegetables with paneer cubes.Simmer the heat and let it cook for 5-6 mins until the gravy thickens and the spices blend well with the vegetables and paneer.(don't increase heat to high as the coconut paste may curdle)Adjust salt if required.
  • Finally,add cilantro chopped and switch off flame.

Servings ~ 4 adults

* You can add more vegetables.
* The gravy is creamy off white in color like shahi kurma.
* If your garam masala has cumin,them onit adding cumin to the grinding ingredients.
* Adding 3 chillies paste yields a moderately spicy curry(don't judge by the color of the garvy).You can reduce or increase as per tolerance.
* Switch off flame at your desired level of sauce thickening.The sauce thickens even after cooling so switch off slightly before it reaches your desired consistency.
* I have used home made paneer,the recipe link to which is here.

*Palak-Paneer Masala
*Mattar-Paneer Curry
*Paneer-Mushroom Pulao
*Paneer Green onion Stir Fry
*Paneer Khurchan
*Rasmalai(with homemade paneer)


meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Paneer kuruma looks reallyyy yum pass me a plate with some roti I am typing this I can see ur comment popping in fb oru plate ingottu he hee let us exchange food using a drone now :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Meena Kumar athu sheriya,anganeyengilum drone kondu nammuku oru upakaram undakatte :D

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

looks just totally yummy

Fullscoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely korma!

Shobha Kamath said... Best Blogger Tips

Very tempting! Nice pics too..

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

looks too yummy...i have never tried making paneer with coconut sauce.this looks perfect..

FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

The Korma will be a perfect side for Roti. Nice to see all the vegetarian recipes popping around the blogs during this lent time.

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy. I'd liked to make paneer. Happy weekend dear.

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

the only korma dish i ever ate was navratn korma. paneer korma i never heard about. Now i have another rich curry to try:)

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious combo! Can I join you?

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so good!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Drooling over your paneer korma dear..... pass me some... :)

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

that kuruma looks amazing... drooling out here...

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Kollalo. Korma looks very delicious

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Cooler weather has arrived, which means a lot of Indian cooking is entering my kitchen...another-one to try!

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

That first pic is the culprit , is what I am going to say...that just left me tempting....thats one perfect curry for chapathi...I am going to try it..

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious looking paneer kurma..