Sweet corn paneer masala recipe

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Sweet corn is one of the finest source of dietary fibre and also contains good levels of Vitamin B complex group of vitamins. Sweet corn paneer masala is  made with sweet corn and cottage cheese in a spicy gravy.  It is a very simple and healthy curry which goes well with  rotis, naans or parathas.

Ingredients

  • Sweet corn kernels - 2 cups
  • Paneer or cottage cheese - 200 gms (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • Tomato ketchup - 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh cream - 1/2 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf (tejpatta) - 2
  • Cloves - 2
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Onions -2
  • Tomatoes - 4 (blanched and pureed)
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies - 2 (slit vertically)
  • 1 string of curry leaves
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon
  • Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

HOW TO MAKE SWEET CORN PANEER MASALA Boil sweet corn kernels with sufficient water till they become tender. Drain the excess water and set aside

Step 2

Grind the onions and make a paste of it. Blanch the tomatoes and make a puree of tomatoes.

Step 3

Heat oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds and once the seeds starts spluttering, add bay leaves, cloves and fry for few seconds.

Step 4

Add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste, slit green chillies and stir fry till the onion paste changes its colour to light brown.

Step 5

Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Mix well and cook on a low flame till oil separates from the masala.

Step 6

Add little water to the gravy. Then add boiled corn, garam masala and tomato ketchup and combine together.

Step 7

Add paneer pieces and fresh cream. Mix well and cook on a low flame for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 8

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Step 9

Serve sweet corn paneer masala hot with rotis, naans or parathas.

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