Friday, April 1, 2011

Aaloo Paratha and Paneer Tikka Masala

I really love indian food and I find it is a cuisine that I can not really master. My curries never quite match the ones you can order at an indian restaurant.

When I saw the recipe for these two dishes of Aaloo Paratha (bread stuffed with potato) and Paneer Tikka Masala (cheese with a spicy tomato sauce) on Taste of Pearl City I was inspired to give them a go.
Fortunately the suburb I live in has many indian spice shops and all the ingredients are readily available. I was even able to question the local customers on which paneer is the best to buy!

Both dishes were reasonably simple to prepare but you do need to leave time for the bread to rest and the paneer to marinate. The only real difficulty I had was rolling the bread with the potato filling, I really had very little idea. My bread turned out much thicker then the original but it was really delicious with the soft potato filling, i did add mustard seeds as an extra addition.

The paneer curry turned out quite delicious but it still was lacking in some way. But it was close and I have been inspired to continue on my curry cooking expeditions. Besides, you have to once you start stocking your pantry with all the ingredients :) It had a nice amount of spice although I did choose to serve it with a cucumber raita. It went really well with the bread which had the beautiful soft filling and crispy outside. Overall I was quite happy with the results.


  1. Well done! Will you keep refining it until you get the flavour that you want? It's so satisfying when you finally nail a recipe :)

  2. Don't be so hard on yourself!
    I'm so impressed, it all looks gorgeous.

  3. I haven't even tried to cook Indian, I feel a bit intimidated! You make me think that at least I should try!They look terrific!

  4. I think the whole meal looks delicious.

  5. I guess we all have our weaknesses when it comes to cuisines we're not very familiar with. Practice makes perfect!

  6. So true about having to keep going now you've got the spices! Paneer Tikka Masala is one of my favourite Indian dishes - love it :D


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