Saturday, 24 November 2012

Shahi Paneer

How To Make Shahi Paneer:

250 gms Paneer (cut in cubes or triangle shape) 
3 tbsp ghee
1 inch piece of ginger (finely chopped)
1 green chili (slit lengthwise) 
1 onion (grated) 

1 tsp Sugar
4 tomatoes (chopped) 
2 brown cardamoms (crushed) 
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup beaten curd 
2 tblsp cashew nut paste 
1tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin powder 
1/2 tsp red chili powder 
3/4 tsp garam masala 
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1/4 - 1/2 cup milk 
1 tsp coriander leaves (finely chopped) 


·         Soak the cashew nuts atleast 2 hrs and then grind them to a smooth paste.
·         Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a kadai, add onion, ginger, green chili and brown cardamoms. Cook till onion turns translucent. Add tomatoes, cover it and cook for 7-8 minute.
·         Add curd and cashew nut paste. Cook for 3-4 minute and remove from fire.
·         Cool down the above ingredients and put them in a grinder along with 1/2 cup of water. Strain the puree.
·         Take a frying pan, add 1 tbsp of ghee and add the above pureed paste and cook for 10 minutes on low flame till oil separates.
·         Add salt, red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala,sugar and tomato sauce. Add enough water so that there can be thick gravy.
·         Keep on low flame and cook for 5-7 minute. Remove from fire.
·         At the time of serving heat the gravy and add paneer pieces.
·         Add milk and mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Note: To make the dish more creamier you can replace milk with 1/4 cup cream.
·         Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.
·         Sprinkle some green cardamom powder.  J

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