Butter Naan With Paneer Kofta Curry

Butter naan is my first tried recipe in my college days. Now a days i am more addicted to my blog. I am always thinking about what new to put in it. Sometimes i feel guilty becoz of my addiction to blogging. I feel why am I so much involved in this, but the next moment I think about which all recipes i have not added :). Thanks to my husband and my little son's support in whatever I do.

Naan is like chapati, here it is called indian bread. It is made of maida.(plain flour)In indian restaurants they are cooked in a tandoor ( oven ) . You will get more info about naan in Wiki. I make it in a wok (Kadai). It comes out like naan. Then i thought as to what to make for the gravy as a curry dish. I like Paneer very much and so does my sister !!! So checked out in Tarla dalal's recipe book and found Paneer Kofta Curry. I felt this was a suitable combination...I added a few extra ingredients (my own additions) .


- Butter Naan
  • Maida / Plain Flour - 6 cups
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Curds / Yogurt - 1 cup
  • Baking Powder a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar a pinch
  • Mix all the above ingredients. Knead the dough for atleast 5 minutes, close & keep it for 5 to 6 hrs
  • Knead again & divide the dough into 10 medium size balls.
  • Roll out into dough & make a ovel or round shape with the help of flour.
  • Cook them on a kadai / wok. Fry on both the sides.
  • Remove naan from the kadai & brush with the butter and serve.
  • Repeat for the remaining dough balls.

- For the koftas
  • 1 cup Panner (Cottage Cheese) grated
  • 1 tbsp Maida / plain flour
  • A pinch baking powder
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped
  • Salt to taste
For the gravy
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tbsn kasuri methi
  • 1 tbsn oil
  • 2 tsp Kitchen King Masala

To be ground into a paste
  • 1/4 onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsn cashews, soaked
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds / dhania
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • A small piece ginger
  • 2 cloves / laung
  • 1" cinnamon stick / dalchini
For the garnish
  • 2 tbspn chopped coriander leaves

For the koftas
  • Mix panner, maida, baking powder, chillies, coriander & salt. Make a doughShape into small rounds and place them on a greased microwave safe plate. HIGH for 45 seconds and keep aside or deep oil fry.
For the gravy
  • Pierce the tomatoes. Place in a microwave safe dish bowl. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes
  • Blend the tomatoes to a smooth Puree. Keep aside
  • Heat oil in a wok / pan. Add ground paste stir for few minutes. Add tomato puree stirring for 5 minutes. Add kitchen king masala powder, milk, cream, kasuri methi & Salt Stir. Boil for few minutes. Remove from the flame.

How to proceed
  • Just before serving add the koftas to the gravy.
  • Serve hot garnished with the coriander

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Sweety said...

mala, paneer kofta and naan was awesome, feeling like having again...

EC said...

An all time hit..

Siri said...

Ask me about 'blog addiction'. and even I feel guilty at times.. hehehe..the combo of naan and paneer kofta curry is an alltime hit, I bet ur sis and BIL would have loved it..:DD the template looks very nice mala. great choice of 'Kiwi'..:D


Unknown said...

That looks so very delicious!! I am hungry now :)

Uma said...

mmm. so mouth-watering. nice combo.

Uma said...

By the way, I have tried your Peas & Capsicum rice for this month's MBP. We all liked it so much. It was delicious. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe, Vanamala!

Srivalli said...

those two looks great..very nice

Kalai said...

You are so making me hungry!! I absolutely adore paneer kofta curry! Nice one. :)

Sagari said...

koftas with paneerrr ,looks yummyyyyy vanamala

Mansi said...

looks great vanamala! nice treat:)

TBC said...

The panner kofta curry looks very good. The gravy has such a lovely color.

jayasree said...

The combo looks great. Loved your kofta curry with an appealing color

sridevi said...

butter naan and paneer kofta looks beautiful gr8 combination after paneer butter masala thank u vanamala

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you very much gals :)

Richa said...

that is such a d-lish combo! love those koftas :)

Unknown said...

nice template..And the kofta looks great..

Prajusha said...

wow..naan and paneer kofta looks mouthwatering...

Cynthia said...

I am craving the buttered naan with a cup of tea!

Deeba PAB said...

What a fab combination...naan & panner kofta curry! Must have been a lot of involved work...YUM!! The colours in the curry are lovely!

Vani said...

That's a nice combination there, Vanamala! I love the dish that the curry is in!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by Vanamala.

Your naan looks very good and easy to prepare also. I have tried it once, but that recipe called for yeast and it was very messy. This one is so simple.

Unknown said...

This such a lovely dish,I was literally saliavating going through ur ingredients list.
Good posting

Unknown said...

Great recipe...thanks for sharing. I tired it few weeks back it came out really great. My hubby liked it the most, this one surely goes to my favorite recipes :)
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Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you