The Quintessential Blended Spice
Paneer is a versatile ingredient loved by most Indians and in the west, where it is known as cottage cheese. As any cheese, it is a good source of protein, but low in calories compared to its other cheese counterparts.
The cheese can be homemade with simple ingredients and technique. It is neutral in taste and has the tendency to absorb the flavour and scent of the spices mixed with it, therefore, making it a good candidate for grilling and to be used as the main ingredient in gravies. Some of the famous Indian recipes of paneer are paneer makhani (paneer cooked in butter and spiced onion gravy), palak paneer (paneer and spinach), kadai paneer (paneer with local vegetables in spicy gravy) and shahi paneer (paneer cooked spiced tomato gravy with cream).
One of the distinctive features of any Indian dish is the harmony of spices it presents. With paneer dishes dominating vegetarian meals in Indian households, it is great to have a pre-blended masala in the arsenal to make these dishes even more delicious. This special mix of spices enhances the nutritional value of the dishes making it healthy too.
The Tata Sampann Advantage
Tata Sampann Paneer Masala recipe has been created by none other than Chef Sanjeev Kapoor to ensure an authentic taste. The following spices are combined to produce the masala: salt, coriander (18%), fennel (8%), chilli, ginger powder, garlic, dehydrated onion, cinnamon (2%), cumin, cardamom (0.3%), black pepper, turmeric, mace, cloves (0.5%) and star anise (0.1%).
Every spice used is sourced from the most authentic origins ensuring superior quality. The ingredients are all cleaned, sorted and crushed finely, employing international standards of processing. None of the spices used have their natural oils extracted, ensuring you get the full nutritional benefit of the product.
All Tata Sampann blended spices are offered in sachets of 5 to prevent loss of freshness, flavour and nutrients resulting from exposure.
Health Benefits of Paneer Masala
The masala is an amalgamation of various spices with distinct benefits. Some of Paneer Masala’s health benefits include:
- Cinnamon has the ability to help keep diabetes in check.
- Turmeric is a rich source of curcumin, an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects.
- Cardamom aids in digestion and improves metabolism.
- Fennel helps relieve an upset stomach and prevents the formation of gas.
- Packed with essential nutrients like vitamins, fibre and minerals.