2013 is another dinosaur in the never ending book called Time! 2014 has turned a new leaf and is all set to take us on a fresh batch of a roller coaster  ride called Life! Bring it on! :) 
Beginning the year with a new job on hand after a long hiatus! hoping and praying that it'd be a fruitful addendum to cherish and also remains a memorable one. 

I made Paneer Kohlapuri one fine random wintry afternoon when my hands were itching to try something new ( I'd tried this previously only once but that was like 3 months ago) and my salivary glands were craving to devour on a spicy Paneer dish. Yes Kohlapuri as the name suggests this dish is quite spicy but you can make your own modifications by keeping the spice a lil low. 

It's a delectable side dish for naan, roti, chapati, kulcha and also a great accompaniment for jeera rice.

Serves- 6-7 
Preparation time- 1 hour
Shelf Life- 1 day
Paneer, cubed, shallow fried or boiled 200 grams
Onions, chopped 2
Ginger-garlic paste ( optional) 1 tsp
Tomato paste or puree From 2 tomatoes
Dhaniya/ coriander powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Garam masala ½ tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Oil 4 tbsp
Salt As needed

To roast and grind into a paste

Dry coconut ½ cup
Pepper corns ½ tsp
Saunf 1 tsp
Cardamom 2
Clove 2
Cashews 8
Sesame seeds ½ tsp


1. Dry roast the ingredients in the 'To roast and grind table' except sesame seeds. Roast until a nice aroma of the dry coconut emanates, take care not to burn. switch off the stove and lastly add sesame seeds. Grind it to a fine paste using very little water.Heat oil in a pan and add jeera, once it starts to splutter add onions and saute till they're light pink and soft, now throw in the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes. Now add the ground mixture and give it a stir.

2.   Add in tomato puree and allow it to cook for a minute or two until it starts boiling lightly. 

Add in garam masala powder, dhaniya powder, chilli powder and salt. Throw in the paneer, Boil for another minute and switch off the stove. Serve hot with your choice of bread or jeera rice.


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