Paalkatti Chettinad Curry Recipe by Archana’s Kitchen

Paalkatti Chettinad Curry Recipe by Archana’s Kitchen


  • To begin making Paalkatti Chettinad Curry Recipe (Chettinad Style Paneer Kurma Recipe) by roast the ingredients listed under Chettinad paste.

  • In a Preheated pan add all the ingredients, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom ,peppercorn, kalpasi leaves, star anise, poppy seeds dry red chillies and grated coconut. 

  • Saute and roast them until the coconut turns golden brown. Cool it down and blend it using a grinder to a nice smooth paste by adding a little water.

  • The next step is to heat a nonstick shallow pan and add oil, once it is heated up add mustard seeds and asafoetida (hing), let it splutter for few seconds.

  • Then add garlic, onions saute till it is nice and brown. Add in the chopped tomatoes and fry till the raw smell goes away, you can add a little salt to make it cook faster.

  • Once done add the paneer along with the paste and give it a stir. Add water and cover the pan cook it for some time, like for about 3 minutes.

  • Open the lid and add the chopped coriander to Paalkatti Chettinad Curry and give it a stir.

  • Serve your spicy Paalkatti Chettinad Curry Recipe along with Tawa Paratha and Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad with Lemon and Coriander  for a weekday dinner.



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