Soya Paneer Masala

I had an opened pack of fresh cream that I had to use in 3 days. Luckily I also had paneer in the fridge which I had brought to use in mushroom masala (recipe to follow soon) but forgot to use it. So to use and finish both the items, I made this Soya Paneer Masala with a flavor of kasoori methi in it. It tasted good.



200 gms paneer cut into cubes,

12 to 15 soaked and boiled soya nuggets cut into fine pieces,

2 tsp kasoori methi,

3 big onions chopped length wise,

3 big tomatoes boiled and pureed,

8 to 9 garlic flakes,

A piece of ginger,

3 to 4tsp fresh cream (I used Amul cream),

1 tsp sahi jeera,

2 tsp red chili powder,

2 tsp garam masala powder,

¼ tsp turmeric powder,

Salt to taste,

Coriander leaves for garnishing,



Heat oil in a wok and splutter sahi jeera. Add onions, ginger and garlic and fry till onions are golden brown.

Grind this to a fine paste with chili powder, garam masala powder, haldi powder and little water. 

Heat a little oil and fry this ground masala till oil separates. Add tomato puree and continue stirring.

Add salt and a little water and bring it to a gravy like consistency.

Add soya nuggets and paneer. Cover the lid and let it cook.

Now add milk cream and crushed kasoori methi (lightly roast kasoori methi in a small pan).

Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with naans.


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