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.