This week I am sharing a Dhaba style Paneer Masala Recipe. Dhabas serve heavily spiced punjabi food.I decided to treat by boys with insanely delicious Dhaba style Paneer Masala as they love Paneer. It is very easy and quick to make. It is the Ghee that enhances the taste of this dish.
What is a Dhaba?
Dhaba is a road side Eatery which is frequented by travellers by road and Truck drivers.Punjabi food served in dhabas is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. Food is usually served on big brass or steel thali and drinks like water, lassi, varieties of milk , or tea, as well as shorbas or soups are served. A wooden plank would be placed across the width of the cot on which to place the dishes. These days the cots were replaced by tables. The food is typically inexpensive and has a homemade feel to it. They serve Two types of food in Punjabi dhabas – non-vegetarian cuisine and vegetarian fare . I love the warmth of these dhabas. Food is finger licking good.
What is Foodiemonday Theme?
Our 246th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is PforPaneer . Sujata Roy who suggested this is a fabulous cook. I have bookmarked her AjwainCrackers and her Rasgulla recipes.Do check her space for some delicious bakes and easy rasgulla recipes.
Recipe for Dhaba Style Paneer Masala:
For Marinating Paneer:
300 Gms Cup Paneer
1 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
2 Tbsp Water
1/4 Tsp Haldi
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Ghee
1/2 Tsp Kasuri Methi
Chopped Coriander leaves
1 Tbsp Ghee
2 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Cumin / Jeera
1″ Cinnamon Stick
3 Cardamoms Crushes
1 Bay Leaf
4 Onions very finely Chopped
1″ Inch Ginger Juliennes
6 Cloves of Garlic Finely Chopped
1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
5 Tomatoes Puree
1 Tsp Kasuri Methi
1/4 Tsp Pepper Powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
1 Tsp Besan / Chickpea Flour
1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
Salt to Taste
In a bowl add paneer and add chilli powder, garam masala ,turmeric,salt kasuri methi and chopped coriander. Add water and mix well.Ensure the paneer is not broken.
Heat a wide bottom pan. Add oil and ghee. As it becomes hot add cumin , cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf. Roast them for about a minute.
Next add the finely chopped onions , ginger ,minced garlic , salt and cook on medium flame untill it is golden brown.
Add kashmiri chilli powder, black pepper,garam masala,coriander powder, Cumin Powder and Kasuri Methi.
Next add besan and mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
Add tomato puree
Cover the pan & cook for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes remove the lid and Cook on high flame untill the oil starts to leave the sides.
Add ghee in a new pan.
Roast the marinated Paneer untill the masala is cooked.
After the masala is cooked add the Paneer to the masala and add a cup of water.
Cook for 2 minutes.
Garnish with fresh Chopped Coriander or Kasuri Methi.
9 thoughts on “DHABA STYLE PANEER MASALA”
Wow. this dhaba style paneer masala look so inviting and mouthwatering. All I need is some hot roti to enjoy this soulful treat.
I just love this recipe. Dhaba style paneer masala is alltime favorite…I still have paneer in my fridge. lemme try this one ina day or two 🙂 thanks for share dee:)
Yummmmm…such a flavorful and rich paneer masala. Best enjoyed with hot hot rotis. Yes, those were the days when one could seat on the cots and enjoy a meal. Some restaurants in Bangalore are now adding that authentic feel, by giving patrons an option to sit at the table or the cots.
Dhaba food, though simple and rustic at its heart, is definitely a class apart. Your Dhaba-Style Paneer Sabzi looks so rich and delicious, very tempting!
Dhaba style paneer masala looks so spicy rich and mouthwatering Preethi. Adding besan in the paneer curry is new to me. Lovely recipe. I will try it sometime.
Dhaba style paneer masala with some butter naan is our all time favourite combo. Your curry looks very creamy and super tempting !
That looks so creamy and rich. Loving this dhaba style version with the oil floating and the green chillies chopped on top. Awesome
Delicious and tempting dish here .
Dhaba style Paneer masala looks Super tempting and delectable as well.
Dhaba style paneer looks so inviting and tempting. With hot phulkas it must taste really great.