This is a dish which I ordered a lot whenever I went out to eat. One of my all time favorite dishes. At last I tried this out for my little one's lunch box and it came out reasonably well.
So many different varieties of dishes can be made using paneer. This a lovely dish which is loved by many people. In this recipe, cream can be added to make the dish rich, but I omitted as without cream also this tasted heavenly and also that I didn’t want any extra calories to be added.. :-)
- Paneer- 1 Cup (cubed or diced)
- Salt- as per taste
- Oil- 2 tbsp
- Butter- 1 tbsp
- Ginger and Garlic Paste- 1 tbsp
- Onions- 2 nos ( Ground)
- Tomatoes- 2 nos(Pureed)
- Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
- Cashewnuts- 5-6 nos
- Green Chillies- 2 nos
- Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp
- Kasuri Methi- 1 tbsp
- Coriander Leaves (chopped)- 2 tbsp (optional)
- Fry the cubed paneer in 1 tbsp of oil and add little salt. Fry till they turn light golden brown colour on both the sides. Keep this aside on a paper towel.
- Pour the remaining oil and butter in a pan, add the ground onions, fry till the raw smell disappears.
- Add the ginger and garlic paste. Fry for a while. Add the pureed tomatoes and red chilli powder. Meanwhile soak the cashew nuts in little water and grind them to a fine paste.
- Add the ground cashews in the above gravy, mix well till all the ingredients are well blended and till the oil begins to leave the sides of the pan.
- In this add the julienned green chillies, mix. Add the fried paneer and required amount of salt. Stir till the paneer is soaked in the gravy.
- Add the garam masala powder and crushed kasuri methi to the gravy. Mix well and atlast add coriander leaves.
- Serve hot with rotis, phulkas or pulav.