|1 nos||Tomato (large)|
|1 tsp||Cumin seeds|
|½ cup||Fresh fenugreek leaves|
|1 no||Green chili|
|½ cup||Half and half milk|
|4 tbsp||Oil or butter|
|1½ tsp||Salt (or to taste)|
|¼ tsp||Turmeric powder|
|1 tsp||Coriander powder|
|1 tsp||Red chili powder|
|2 cup||Assorted vegetables|
|3 nos||Onion (medium)|
Assorted vegetables : Pick whichever you or your family like. My choices are onion, green and red bell pepper, cauliflower, broccoli plus bonus… Paneerrrrr. Saute those fresh veggies in a tsp of oil until they become soft but firm. Do not over cook, they have be be crisp when adding to the gravy. This is one great dish to include those no no veggies like broccoli. Keep them aside.
In the same pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil, saute chopped onions, tomato, green chili, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and fenugreek leaves until slightly browned. Let cool completely.
Now grind the sauteed mixture to a fine paste in a mixie.
Heat another 2 tbsp oil in the pan and put the ground paste and fry, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt.
Keep frying the whole thing over medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes. If adding food colour then this might be a good stage. Either orange or red colouring or even kesari colour is ok too. This is purely optional.
Add saute-id veggies, honey and half and half milk at this stage.
Add paneer and let it simmer for few minutes and switch off. Adjust gravy consistency by adding more cream or half and half. (Half and Half?? Its nothing but half cream and half milk, you can substitute with regular cream/light cream/whole milk/2 %) Cream makes it rich and thicker with shinny look.
Good side for Chapathi / Ghee rice / Plain basmati rice/ Any pulav / Veg Biryani. We had this curry with Mint pulav and potato chips. What’s going to be your combo??
Yield: 3 to 4 adults approx or more if adjusted with half and half.