Friday, February 18, 2011

Shahi Paneer


Turmeric powder--3/4th tsp
Cardamon (green)--4-5 pieces
Tomato paste--1 can(small)
Onions - 2large (chopped)
Ginger paste-1tbs
Garlic paste-1tbs
Garam masala powder -1tsp
Jeera (cumin) - 2tsp
Redchilli powder-1tsp
Kasoori methi -1tsp (roast it in a dry frying pan till it smells and crush them lightly before adding to the mixture)
Cashew--1/4th cup
Milk-1/2 cup ,
Water -1cup
Black pepper- 1/2 tsp
Oil--8-10 tbs
Salt--to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Heavy Whipped Cream--3-4tbsp(optional)


1-Cut paneer into medium sizeand fry it till light golden brown.
2-Slice/chop onions finely then heat oil and fry onions till golden brown and remove and grind it to a paste.
3- Heat oil -add cardamon ,onion paste,ginger and garlic paste and fry till the oil comes out.
4-Add cumin ,redchilli powder and salt fry till done then add the can of tomato paste(mix it with little water and sugar)stir and keep cooking once the tomato look done add garam masala powder and kasoori methi cook for 3-4mins .
5 -pour milk, water and cashews until it boils cook on a low flame .
6 -when the gravy becomes thick add the fried paneer and cook for 2-3 mins.
7-Garnish with coriander and cream.

Serve with rotis ,rice or naan......enjoy...