Apr 18, 2013

Shahi Paneer/Side dish for roti

Who would not love a rich delicacy with Paneer. The most common paneer dish being Paneer Butter masala, I wanted to try something else with paneer. So I made this one that goes well with roti or even jeera rice. It is very mild so it can be had with any spicy pulao also.

Ingredients :

Paneer – gms
Onion- 1
Tomato -1
Garlic – 3 to 4 pods
Ginger – 1tsp chopped
Elachi powder – 1tsp
Cashew nuts – 5 to 6
Milk – 4 tbsp
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Cilantro – for garnishing
Salt – as per taste
Oil – 1tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Method :

Soak the cashew nuts in milk for 20 minutes and grind it to a smooth paste.

Grind 1 tomato along with garlic, ginger, cardamom powder to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, once they begin to crackle add chopped Onion. Fry them until they turn translucent.Add the ground tomato paste. Let it boil until the raw smell goes off and it becomes a thick paste.

Now add the cashew nut paste . Add salt, garam masala powder and red chilli powder. Let these spices mix well with the onion tomato mixture. . Let it boil for a minute.

Shallow fry the paneer cubes in 1tsp of oil. Once the cubes turn brown in color, flip them and fry the other side.

Now add these cubes to the gravy. Add milk if u feel the gravy is too thick.Let it boil just for a minute or so.

Remove the dish from flame and garnish with Cilantro.

Serve with rotis or any rice variety.

My Notes :

If you only want paneer in the gravy and not onions in between, grind the sauteed onions along with the tomato and add them in the gravy.

Adding cashew nuts increases the richness. We can also substitute them with Almonds.