Take 2 onions, peel, wash and cut them.
Further, heat 2.5 tbsp ghee in a pan and crackle 1 tsp cumin seeds into it.
Now, add finely chopped onion to it.
Let the onions get browned.
Make a paste of 6 garlic cloves and 1.5 tsp ginger and this paste to the sauteed onions.
Saute for 1-2 minutes more.
Further, take 3 tomatoes and chop them.
Make a puree out of these tomatoes.
Add this tomato puree to the browned onions
Mix well, continue cooking and add 3/4 tsp kashmiri red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 3/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp cumin powder, 3/4 tsp garam masala powder,1/4 tsp turmeric powder to it.
In the meanwhile take1.5 tbsp phutane (roasted chana dal) in a mixer.
Make a fine powder by grinding it.
Further, add this roasted chana dal (phutane) to the 4 tbsp thick curd.
Additionally, add 1/2 tsp crushed kasuri methi to the curd.
Whisk the curd well with the phutane powder and kasuri methi.
The oil will separate from the onion-tomato mixture in some time that we were cooking with spices.
Add curd mixture to the prepared onion-tomato mixture.
Continue cooking it for 2-3 minutes.
Further, add 1.25 cup water to the mixture and bring the gravy to a boil.
Add spiced pan-fried paneer to the gravy along with the little ghee that was left after shallow frying the paneer. Boil for 1-2 minutes and switch off the gas.
Super delicious, easy to make paneer ki sabji with gravy is ready. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and enjoy with roti, paratha, jeera rice, or pulao.