Dry roast the black pepper, dry coconut, sesame seeds,cardamom , saunf, and cloves till
the coconut turns nice brown color. Take care not to burn it. Lastly add the cashew
nuts and switch of the flame. Grin this into a fine paste adding little water.
In a pan, add oil and add the cumin seeds and ginger garlic paste.
Saute in a low flame till the raw smell goes. Chop the onions finely and add to this.
Saute till the onions turn brown.
Now add the ground masala. After few seconds add the tomato puree( if adding tomatoes,
grind it nicely and add at this stage) , red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
Let this cook for a while in a low flame . Add the paneer cubes and add water to reach a
desired consistency. Check for salt. If you wish you can add a dash of garam masala.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with roti | jeera rice.