Jun 29, 2012

Shahi Paneer ~ Royal Treat

Shahi paneer is a typical North Indian dish eaten with roti or naan.Shahi paneer, which literally means Royal (Shahi) paneer is preparation of paneer pieces in a thick, creamy and spicy gravy prepared in tomato, onion,cashewnuts paste and cream.Its richness it is usually served in parties, dinners and other occasions which require special menu.

Ingredients :

Cottage cheese (paneer) ~ 500 gms, cut into cubed
Onion ~ 2 large
Ginger paste ~ 1 tsp
Garlic paste ~ 1 tsp
Tomato paste ~ 1/2 cup
Cashewnut paste ~ 1/4 cup
Yogurt/Card ~ 1/2 cup
Green chillies ~ 2
Cloves ~ 3
Black peppercorns ~ 4-5
Cinnamon  ~ 2 (1inch sticks)
Bay leaf ~ 1
Red chilli powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Cream  1/2 cup
Oil  2 tablespoons
Salt  to taste 

Method :

Soak the cashew nuts for atleast 1 hrs and then grind them to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in low-medium flame. Add cubed Paneer and heat until light golden brown. Remove and set aside.

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add the onions and saute till they turn golden brown.

Add the ginger, garlic, tomato paste, green chilli, mix well.

Add dry masala, salt to the puree,1/2 cup water and bring it to a boil on a slow flame.

Now add cashew paste, cream cook on a slow flame,for 5 minutes or till the gravy is thick.

Finally add the paneer into the gravy.

Serve hot garnish with corinder leaves.

Sending this to my ongoing event "Spotlight : Curries/Gravies" event

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