Chaman means tomato in Kashmiri. Kashmiri Paneer Chaman, a traditional Kashmiri dish, differs from other paneer dishes as it is mainly prepared with tomato and fennel powder.The fried paneer combined with a combination of masala lends an exotic flavour to the dish.
Print Recipe Kashmiri Paneer Chaman Recipe
Cut the paneer into thick rectangular pieces.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the paneer until both sides turn light brown.
To the same pan add asafoetida , black cardamom, green cardamom, bay leaf and cinnamon. Allow it to splutter and then add tomato puree, salt, red chilli powder, dry ginger powder and mix them well. Cook till the masala leaves oil from the sides.
Add paneer to the masala and mix it well.
Now add 1/2 cup water and allow it cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now to the pan, add garam masala powder, ghee. Allow to cook for 2 minutes. `
Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot.