Blew me away.....and Paneer Kolhapuri

In this world of pure selfishness, there comes a time when you step back shake your head and want to reevaluate your beliefs that you have painstakingly made :). It happened to me too....i was so happy and excited and touched because personally i would have never done something like this...and i think the fact that it was so alien to me..yet so cool..blew me away. You must be thinking WTH...did she receive some moolah or an emerald ring (btw. i love emerald) was not jewellery nor money..but it was a gift from a fellow blogger, actually a spice - kolhapuri masala.Nupur who is famous for her incredible recipes was kind enough to send me some of the famous kolhapuri masala, I am certain she got moved by my begging for it on her comment site :D. And to be honest for foodies like us..getting gifts with relation to food is it's weight in gold :). So Nupur...thank you so much...i am savouring the spice and ecstatic about it's ownership!

I did not want to make any elaborate recipe primarily it is summer..okay i lied..primarily because i am on a darn diet and secondly i wanted a simple recipe where the masala would be the primary flavouring.
I do not know if there is a dish called Paneer Kolhapuri (google search did not give me any valid result )..but if there is a recipe and my recipe i am certain is nothing like it..please let me nice tho..i have no patience for rudeness.

Paneer Kolhapuri:


Paneer - 6 oz (cut into triangles)
Red Onion - large, sliced thin
Garlic - 3 pods, smacked and sliced
Ginger - 2 inches, sliced thin
Kolhapuri Masala - 2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Red Chilly (fresh) - 1 small
Oil - 2 tsp.
Cilantro - 2-3 tbls worth - chopped.


1. In a griddle, toast the paneer, there is no need to use any oil. After the paneer is all browned, keep it aside.

2. In a pan. add the oil, then the cumin, then red chilly, garlic, ginger and the onion and fry in medium flame till the onions are softened and change color.

3. Add the salt and the kolhapuri masala and stir well.

4. Now increase the flame to high, add the paneer and the cilantro, mix well but with a gentle touch and make sure the spice is coated well.

5. Now put it in a bowl and is really yummy and the spice was perfect ( i know..what a show off ;) )


Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmm looking awesome .. nice masala coated paneer... pls pass me that bowl.

Laavanya said...

What a beautiful colour for that paneer dish.. i so want it now!! The kolhapuri masala sounds fantastic!

Vani said...

Hey, this has paneer & u used Kolhapuri masala, so Paneer Kolhapuri sounds very apt! :) Love the color of this dish.

Sig said...

Oh wow, look at that color :) So, what was it again? Beg shamelessly in a public forum, is that all it takes to get some of this fabulous masala?

Nags said...

it looks so good, why do you even need elaborate recipes no? :)

Nupur said...

Oh my goodness, it was just a little spice! Not such a big deal at all, and it is really fun to share a special ingredient with fellow foodies and hear what they made with it.

If someone were to send you an actual emerald ring, I wonder how you would react ;)

The paneer Kolhapuri looks incredibly tasty. You should patent it; it will surely be a hit on restaurant menus everywhere ;)

Jyoti said...

This looks quick and so delicious. Love the color of the dish.

TBC said...

Not a big paneer lover (unless they're in pakodas), but your pics are making it seem very appealing to me. :D
See, I can be nice too.:)

Prathibha said...

Wow u r lucky to got that masala...
that masala looks yummy...lovely color...

Prathibha said...

hey do visit my blog when u get time..

Anonymous said...

Love paneer in any form...!
Pic looks awesome dear!!!

Rajitha said...
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Rajitha said...

Pavithra...gladly :) know all you gotta do is come and visit me ;D

Vani..see my thought process exactly :D

Sig...exactly! where were you when these life lessons were getting handed out??


Nupur..if i were to get an emerald a blog buddy :D..i would do the american thing..bawl my eyes out..LOL..and about the me...i have a reason :D...

Jyoti...thanks! is indeed a rare occasion...maybe spending time with ur sis has helped you afterall ;)

Prathiba..will visit ur blog for sure..and thnks! too..i love paneer...despite of eating it regularly!

Bong Mom said...

OMG you made a Paneer Kolhapuri !!! So sorry that I didn't see this earlier, I would have exactly followed your recipe

Mine was an afterthought after the fish and it was a lazy fix. Nothing as elaborate or gorgeous as yours and no pics because it was an afterthought :(
But the masala was potent enough to make even my lazy fix delish

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow......kolhapuri masala smell...........ummmmmmmm i can smell it right from here........paneer looks drool worthy......