Paneer Pasanda

Paneer based dishes no longer constitute as gourmet gravies on their own. Off late it has been probably the most easiest available ingredient and also popularly used.
I dont indulge in making such elaborate gravies as it becomes a bit too much for 2.5 people. When I made this last week, albeit in smaller quantity, it was indeed a treat that we enjoyed. Everyone picked their share though…like I dunked my roti more in gravy than in the paneer chunks and little one did exactly the opposite. DH enjoyed the dish on whole.

Ingredients
1 large Onion
4-5 medium Tomatoes
4-5 Cloves Garlic
1 inch Ginger
5-6 cashews
½ cup full fat milk cream
2 Tbsp Oil
½ tspn turmeric
1 tspn red chili Powder
1 tspn garam masala1 tbsp Kasuri MethiSalt to Taste
For Stuffing the paneer200 gm Paneer5-6 cashews1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves1 green chillies1 clove of garlicsalt to tastecorn flour as neededOil for frying
Method
1) Chop the paneer in large chunks (refer pic). Pair them up and set aside
2) Grind the cashews to paste form, do not add water unless you find it tough to grind
3) Grind the coriander, garlic and green chillies to a chutney
4) Apply the cashew paste to one of the paneer (in the pair) slice and apply chutney to the other slice. Sandwich both the pieces together. Prepare the other paneer sandwiches similarly
5) Lightly coat the paneer sandwiches in cornflour.
6) In a pan, add some oil, when it is hot, place the paneer sandwiches on the pan. Flip over with the help of other spoon so that the pieces are golden brown. Keep them aside
7) For the gravy, grind the onion to fine paste.
8) Grind the tomotoes to make instant puree.
9) Smash the garlic and ginger roughly to make a paste.
10) Grind the cashews to a fine paste, add water if required
11) In a deep sauce pan, heat some oil.
12) Add the onion paste. Saute till the oil separates
13) Next add the tomato puree and ginger garlic paste and stir well.
14) When the tomatoes are well cooked, add the turmeric, red chilli, garam masala, salt.
15) Add water if the gravy is thick.
16) When it is cooked, add the cream and let it simmer, do not stir too much else the cream may curdle.
17) Add the hand crushed kasuri methi. Stir the gravy well.
18) To serve, place the paneer sandwiches in the dish. Pour the gravy on top of it.

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16 responses to “Paneer Pasanda

  1. Wow! lokks yummy.
    Lovely clicks…and presentation.

  2. Looks so delicious….

  3. I like the texture of that paneer cubes fantastic. and yes i too like to have gravy then paneer pieces mouthwatering dish.

  4. i have tried this dish in a hotel..this recipe is really amazing

  5. Really a rich gravy.Looks very inviting..Nice clicks…

  6. this looks so good – gravy looks so nice and rich

  7. Pradnya..love inviting clicks!…the gravy recipe is rich, but what I like is the paneer stuffing…now both coming together surely would be a treat..loved it!

  8. Terrific and super irresistible paneer pasanda, its only breakfast time here and am drooling rite now here.

  9. That's a delicious looking paneer dish. Looks awesome.

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