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How to Make Tomato Paneer Curry (Cottage Cheese in Creamy Tomato Gravy)

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About Cheese Tomato Curry

Cheese, in this recipe, refers to the cottage cheese (called paneer in India) that is cooked in a creamy tomato gravy.

Simple to prepare, you can have it with rice or any type of Indian flatbread (naan, paratha, or roti).

Watch how the dish is prepared in the video below to make it much easier to understand and follow the steps in the recipe.

Cook Time

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Four servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp desi ghee/clarified butter
  • 100 grams paneer/cottage cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup malai/fresh cream
  • 2 inch dalchini/cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 4 lavang/cloves
  • 4 moti elaichi/black cardamom, seeds removed
  • 3 tej patta/bay leaves
  • 1.5 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 10 tomatoes, medium sized, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder, if needed
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp chopped hara dhania/cilantro

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients except the salt, red chilli powder and kashmiri red chilli powder in a wok and cook for 10-12 minutes on full heat after which put off the heat and let the ingredients cool down completely. Keep stirring often.
  2. Grind the cooled ingredients to a puree and then strain out through a colander.
  3. Keep this on full heat now and add 1 tsp of clarified butter. Stir cook for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture starts to boil then reduce heat to medium.
  4. Put in the salt & sugar. Add the kashmiri red chilli powder too. Stir cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low and put in the fresh cream and keep stirring. Also add in the cottage cheese and stir cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Put in the chopped cilantro and cook for a minute more then put off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with some cilantro

Tomato Paneer Curry (Cottage Cheese in Creamy Tomato Gravy)

© 2019 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 27, 2019:

I am sure you will like this dish, Nithya. When you do, please give your feedback. Thank you.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 27, 2019:

I love paneer with tomatoes, this recipe combines both. Will try this out, thank you for sharing.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 05, 2019:

Aurelio, hope you try it. You can certainly pair it with tortillas which are very much like Indian bread.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on May 04, 2019:

Looks like even I can make this. Can't wait to try this with some tortillas, which I know isn't Indian but it's the only "bread" I have in the house at the moment.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 15, 2019:

Thank you, Dianna.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 15, 2019:

I hope you do try it, Dianna. Thank you coming by.

Dianna Mendez on April 13, 2019:

I enjoy a dish that features tomato and curry. Looks like this will be on my dinner list in the near future.

Dianna Mendez on April 08, 2019:

Curry is a spice I add to almost every dish I can to benefit from the flavor. This recipe is one I would truly enjoy!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 04, 2019:

Yes, quite easy yet very delicious, Pamela. Do give it a shot if you can. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 04, 2019:

I hope you like the dish, Kaili. Thank you for stopping by.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 03, 2019:

I have never had a dish quite like this, but it really looks good. I also like the fact that is fairly easy to make.

Kaili Bisson from Canada on April 02, 2019:

Thank you! This is a very timely recipe Rajan. We had Salmon tikka the other night from a takeout restaurant and it came with a tomato gravy. I am going to try to recreate that dish at home using your gravy recipe...of course, I don't have a tandoor :-)

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 01, 2019:

Glad you like the recipe and the captions were helpful. Thank you so much, Marlene.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 01, 2019:

It is a very flavorful curry, Peggy. You should give it a try. Thanks for appreciating the recipe.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 01, 2019:

Thank you, Kamkar.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 01, 2019:

That's wonderful, Bill.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on April 01, 2019:

I like this recipe. The captions in the video made the recipe easy to follow, and even without the captions, the video showed each step very clearly. Excellent.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 01, 2019:

We usually keep cottage cheese in the house but I never would have thought to flavor it like this. It really sounds good! Thanks for your recipe.

KAMKAR from India on April 01, 2019:

Yummy.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 01, 2019:

Well, I love cottage cheese, so I see no reason why I wouldn't like this recipe.