Paneer is a great way for vegetarians to add some stomach satiating food that also contains the proteins you need. Others can also substitute paneer with bones chicken – either thigh or breast meat.
Gingelly Oil (Sesame Oil) or coconut oil – 4 TBSP
Urad Dhal (black lentils) – 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds powder – 1 tsp
Cinnamon sticks – 2 pieces
Cloves – 2
Cardamom – 2
Cashews – handful
Dry red chillies – 4-6 as per your taste
Crushed Garlic – 1 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste – 1
Tomatoes chopped from 3 medium sized tomatoes
Paneer – cubed and fried/or chicken pieces – ½ kilo
Servings – 4
In a skillet, add the oil, then add 1 teaspoon of urad dhal, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 2 pieces of cinnamon, 2 cloves, 2 cardamom, about 4 cashews and dry red chillies as per your taste. when it is fried, add curry leaves and 1/4 cup chopped small onions, 1 tbsp crushed garlic and fry again till onions are golden in color. Then add 1 tbsp of ginger- garlic paste and a pinch of turmeric powder. Saute well. Then add some chilli powder and fry. Then add one tomato chopped or lemon juice. Saute well. Add a little water about two tablespoons, to prevent the masala from getting burnt. Then add the paneer/chicken and enough salt and fry for a while. There is no need to add water. When the curry is almost dry, add a tablespoon of cumin powder. Continue to fry until almost dry or completely dry as required. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Carbohydrate count – 7 gms per serving