Saturday, August 17, 2013

Nawabi Paneer

Today I’m sharing a recipe, which made my husbands taste buds dance. Oh yah! In my house I’m the one who always talk about eating healthy & the exact opposite version is my husband. He loves recipes filled with ghee, cheese & all the dishes filled with lots of fat. Now with opposites we try to maintain a very good balance in our food habits. Most of the time it runs my way with healthy food but sometimes it’s his way too.
So coming to the dish it is his way of having healthy dish & he just loved it. This recipe is filled with richness of cashew, sesame & peanuts at the same time with creaminess of paneer.

2 Cups diced paneer (Square/Triangle)
1 cup sliced onions
3 Tbs tomato paste
½ Cup green peas
½ Cup coconut milk
¼ Tsp turmeric
2 Tsp red chili powder
1 Tbs ghee
Coriander leaves for garnish
For masala paste
2 Tomatoes chopped
1 Tsp jeera seeds
1 Tbs coriander seeds
2 Tbs peanuts
8 to 10 Tbs cashew nuts
1 Tsp sesame seeds
1 Tsp poppy seeds
2 Cloves
2 Cardamoms
1 inch cinnamon piece
1 Inch ginger
4 Garlic pods
1 Tbs ghee

Heat pan with ghee. To that add all the masala paste ingredients other than tomatoes & cashew nuts. Fry them for couple of mins. (Don’t over fry them) Switch off heat & allow them to cool. In a mixer add the roasted ingredients along with tomatoes & cashew nuts. Grind it to smooth paste.

Heat pan with1 tbs ghee  & add paneer cubes to pan. Fry them till they are well fried both sides. Remove them & keep aside. To the same pan add 1 tbs ghee & add the onions. Fry them till they are translucent. To that add the ground masala, peas, coconut milk, tomato paste, turmeric, red chili powder & salt. Bring them to boil on low heat. If desired add 1 cup water to get the gravy consistency. Last add the paneer cubes to gravy & cook it with closed lid for 10mins. Garnish it with the coriander leaves & it’s ready to serve.

Serve warm with chapati or roti.

For little healthier version you can replace paneer with tofu.
I added tomato paste to get the color. You can totally exclude it if you don't have it.

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  1. looks yummy and rich...awesome clicks

  2. Totally agree with you, even my husband is a foodie who always fond for rich foods.

    Nawabi paneer is just inviting me, looks fantastic,rich and very nutty as well.

  3. delicious, paneer recipe looks awesome

  4. The gravy is absolutely lip-smacking.. Love the triangular paneer pieces.

  5. Looks fabulous. Loved the last snap...

  6. That curry looks so rich and delicious. Love your presentation.

  7. The gravy looks very rich.. i loved the way you have cut the paneer. usually most of us cut in cubes..

  8. Paneer curry looks rich and creamy...

  9. The gravy definitely befits a nawab!! Love it!

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