Paneer Masala image with Nuts and Spices .  

                         My first Paneer recipe Post in my Blog .I didn’t add any Garam Masala or Phav bhaji Masala . It taste good with Nuts spice powder and Curry Powder. I didn’t grind Whole Garam Masala as it strong for My Kids. Once finish Cooking remove Bay Leaf and Cinnamon stick before serving. If you like the strong flavor of whole Garam Masala cook along with Onions and tomato and blend  . You are going to like the New taste of Paneer Masala with Nuts spice Powder and with Curd ( yogurt) . You can use Home made paneer or Good quality store bought Paneer. Paneer is good source of Protein and Calcium for Vegetarians . The rich supply of essential Vitamins and Minerals in Paneer helps boost bone growth and development in Childern. Along with proper diet , Healthy hair needs essential fatty acids . Inadequate Protein intake can cause major hair fall. Simple and easy recipe which needs 5 plus 5  minutes Cooking time on Stove.

Recipe for 3 to 4 People .

Preparation and Cooking time : 30 minutes 

INGREDIENTS : image1. Paneer ( Indian cottage Cheese) – 12 Long cubes

2. Onion – 2 Medium ( Chopped)

3 . Tomato – 3 ( Chopped)

4. Ginger – small piece

5. Garlic cloves – 4

6. Oil – 2 tbsp and ghee – 1/2 tbsp

7. Spice Powder with Nuts : Dry roast 10 Almonds , 10 Pistachio’s ,  10 Walnuts ,  5 Cashews ,1 tbsp Coriander and cumin seeds each , Fenu greek seeds ( Methi) – 10 , Red chilli – 1 or 2 .

8. Curry Powder – 1/2 to 1 tbsp ( Blend of red chilli Powder , Coriander and cumin powder, Garlic cloves and coriander leaves with stems)

9. Whole Garam Masala – Bay Leaf – 1 , Cloves – 5 , Cardamom – 3 , Cinnamom – small stick .

10 . Water – 3/4 th cup

11. Finely chopped Coriander and Cumin seeds .

12. Curd ( plain Yogurt) – 1/4 th cup

METHOD :image

1. Dry roast Almonds , Pistachio’s,  Walnuts and Cashews with Coriander seeds, cumin seeds , Fenugreek seeds , Red chillies . Cool the Spices before you grind.

2. Heat a tbsp oil and Cook Onions, Tomatoes and Garlic . Cool before grinding.

3. Grind the Spice Powder . Then add Onion tomato mixture , salt , Curry powder, Turmeric , Ginger and Half glass Water. Blend into a Smooth Paste.image

4. Heat 1 tbsp Oil and 1/2 tbsp Ghee and add 1 tbsp Cumin seeds and fry for Couple of Minutes . Then add Onion tomato mixture , 1/4 th cup curd( yogurt) . add Paneer Cubes . Mix well . Cook on Medium High flame for 5 minutes . Stir in between to avoid burning.

5. After 5 minutes switch off the stove and add finely Chopped Coriander and mint Leaves . Check for Salt and Spices and adjust accordingly .

SERVE warm imagewith Phulka or Plain Paratha .

Note : Adjust Red chilies and Curry Powder according to your taste .


Poha with Vegetables IMG_1967 and Paneer( Kids Lunch Box Idea)

Poha is a very popular Breakfast recipe which is Healthy , quick , easy to prepare. Today I’m sharing Poha with Paneer  which is different from regular version of making Poha with Potato. I added Vegetables and Paneer to make it wholesome meal. It is a One Pot Meal and can be eaten as Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner . Try with red rice Poha which will be diabetic friendly recipe . Red rice is the special variety of rice found mostly in the Southern eastern Coastal regions of South America . High in fiber because of bran . Great Meal option for diabetics as it promotes slow release of Sugar into the Blood stream . It also keep you fuller for Long time.

                      Paneer is the common type of Cheese used in Indian Cuisines . Paneer is soft in texture and holds shape after Pan frying  because Paneer is well drained from Whey. When Pan fried it will be little Crunchy from Outside and soft inside. Paneer is a good source of Protein for vegetarians. 100 gms of Protein yields about 18 gms of Protein for muscle building and repair . It has Calcium apart from Protein and great source of Conjugated linoleic acid a fatty acid which helps in loosing weight by increasing the fat burning process in the body . It works for People who has active lifestyle and gain nutrients.           Source : Health Magazines .

You will like the Combination of Poha with Paneer and Vegetables. Give it a try.

Recipe for 2 to 3 People.

Preparation and Cooking Time : 30 Minutes



1. Poha – 1 Cup ( White Poha or Brown Rice Poha)

2. Paneer – 1/2 Cup

3.Cabbage – 1 cup ( Finely chopped)

4. Vegetables – 1 Cup ( Finely chopped) ( Green Beans, carrots, Peas, Corn)

5. Tomato – 1 ( Finely chopped)

6. Oil – 2 tbsp.

7. Rasam Powder or Sambar Powder – 1/2 tbsp.

8.Green Bell Pepper – 1/2 cup( Finely chopped)

9.Salt as per taste and Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves

10.Half Juice of Lime


1.Wash Poha in a Strainer . Don’t Soak Poha.

2. Cut Paneer into Bite Size Pieces and Pan fry with little Oil.

3.Heat 1 tbsp. Oil in a Non stick Pan and Saute Cabbage and Green Bell Pepper on a Medium High Heat without Lid for 5 Minutes. So Vegetables stay Crunchy. Stir in Between.

4.After 5 Minutes add Finely Chopped Vegetables . Cook for 2 Minutes. Add Finely Chopped Tomato. Cook for Couple of Minutes.

5. Add Poha ,little Salt, Rasam or Sambar Powder, 1 more tbsp. Oil . Mix well. Switch off the Stove and add Pan fried Paneer , Juice of Lime and Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves.

Check for Salt and add accordingly.

PACK for KIDS LUNCH Box or for Breakfast .