Saturday, August 25, 2012

Paneer Chataka - For your 'chatpata' cravings!

There are boring evenings, when you have this intense craving for something teekha, something chatpata!!!

If you can resist another 15 minutes, there's this dish called 'Paneer Chataka' that you can prepare in a jiffy. If the name itself hasn't set your mouth watering, let me tell you the taste of this dish is going to linger on your tastebuds for much longer than you would expect! :D 

If i've tempted you enough, read on! ;)

 Serves 3 people.

Time needed - 15 min

Ingredients -

300 gms paneer cubes
2 small tomatoes
2 green chillies
1 tspn coriander seeds(dhania)
1/2 tspn fenugreek seeds(methi) 
1 tspn Pav Bhaji Masala
vegetable oil

Method -
  • Put the coriander seeds and fenugreek seeds into the mixer and get it in (almost) powder form.
  • Use 1 1/2 tomatoes to make a puree and finely chop the remaining half tomato.
  •  Get the green chilli paste.
  • Deep fry the paneer cubes in vegetable oil and keep aside.
  • Add 1 tbspn of oil to the pan and let it heat for a minute. Then add the chilly paste to it. Saute for about half a minute.
  • Add the finely chopped tomatoes to the pan, followed by the coriander and fenugreek powder. Sprinkle about 1 tspn of pav bhaji masala and mix well.
  •  Add the tomato puree and salt to the contents of the pan and mix again. Let it simmer for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Now add the deep fried paneer to the pan and mix. Let it cook for about 3 minutes and then switch off the flame.
  • Sprinkle lemon juice over it and mix again. Serve with toothpicks by the side or a fork maybe. And enjoy the chatpata taste of your Paneer Chataka!!! :)

Try it out yourself and mail me a picture of your preparation to, and i will flaunt it on my blog. Looking forward to your valuable feedback.


  1. Bhook lagi hain mujhey

    1. I wish i knew who this hungry person is! ;)

  2. looks yummy...will try this soon.

  3. Hey can we try with garam masala instead of pav bhaji? just a question

    1. I haven't tried... but it should taste good.. ;) Try it out n lemme know! Pav bhaji powder gives it that extra chatpata taste i guess!

    2. uhmm okay! because I am planning to prepare it in a day or two

  4. Looks yummy, interesting & different. Will try this soon:)

  5. Wow, really liked this one, I will try it out soon and tell you :)

  6. Okay so as i told you, I tried this and it was very tasty. I invited a friend for trying this recipe and he loved it instantly too, and he went back home and tried it the next day. His brother also loved it instantly. thanx for sharing! :)