This is my closest approximation to one of my favorite dishes when I eat out. I hope you will like it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the paneer in the hot oil until golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the paneer to a plate lined with paper towels, reserving the oil in the skillet.

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  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet. Fry the onions, bell peppers, ginger, and garlic in the hot oil until the onions are browned, about 5 minutes. Season with the garam masala, turmeric, and fennel; cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir the tomatoes, ketchup, and salt into the mixture; continue cooking until the tomatoes are tender and the oil separates from the gravy. Pour the water into the skillet and stir. Return the paneer to the skillet; raise heat to high and cook until the gravy is thick, about 10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro to serve.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; protein 31g; carbohydrates 24.5g; fat 24.4g; cholesterol 34.1mg; sodium 974.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
To the person who used tofu instead of paneer, your "bland" review was sort of a no brainer. Paneer is all the good stuff from milk etc. that would make this dish. If you are going to review it, make it appropriately and don't rate it after you have substituted silly ingredients as if you were making the real recipe. This was fantastic. Highly recommend. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2011
I found this very bland. I will not be making it again. I still gave it 3 stars because it may have been tastier if we used panner instead of tofu. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
To the person who used tofu instead of paneer, your "bland" review was sort of a no brainer. Paneer is all the good stuff from milk etc. that would make this dish. If you are going to review it, make it appropriately and don't rate it after you have substituted silly ingredients as if you were making the real recipe. This was fantastic. Highly recommend. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2011
Great recipe but had to substitute the paneer because I couldn't find it at the grocery store. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2010
Followed recipe exactly and it was delicious. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
I love this recipe! I added some extra fresh ginger to make it just right. I think I need to try a different pan because when I try to brown the paneer it mostly sticks to the pan. This recipe has become a favourite in our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2010
This was very delicious just amazing. I followed the recipe exactly highly recommended. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2011
Wonderful flavor but I think I may have overcooked the cheese. Better if just seared on all sides and not quite browned so it can still melt a bit... oops! I accidentally added whole fennel seed so I compensated by adding an extra 1/2 tsp. of ground coriander in addition. I think I may also add more tomatoes or a small can of whole tomatoes cut up if I make again. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2011
I found this very bland. I will not be making it again. I still gave it 3 stars because it may have been tastier if we used panner instead of tofu. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2018
I love this recipe and have made it several times. I tried to cut corners once to save time by not frying the cheese first. This step is crucial do not skip it! The fried cheese is so much better and it maintains its texture better in the sauce. The only thing I would change would be to add chopped fresh tomatoes instead of puréed tomatoes. Yum! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2013
I used homemade paneer which was delicious. The sauce itself was fine though s bit sweet for my tastes. I liked the hint of fennel but would probably add some cayenne or Serrano if I make this again. Since my kids (2 and 4) weren't especially keen on it I probably won't. Read More
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