Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Shahi Paneer!!

Paneer( cottage cheese)-1/2kg( cut into oblong pieces)
Capsicum-2 diced
Onion-4 chopped
Tomato-4 chopped
Kashmiri Red chillies-12-15(Soaked in warm water)
Ginger-2 (1"piece)
Garlic-1 big pod
Cinnamon-4-5 pieces
Saunf(fennel seeds)-1tsp
Cashew nut-10
Kasoori methi(dried fenugreek leaves)-2tsp
Orange Red color(optional)-a pinch
Salt to taste

  • Grind soaked red chillies, ginger, garlic,2 chopped onion, 
  • cinnamon, cardamom,cloves,fennel and tomato to fine paste with out adding too much water.Now the 1st masala is ready
  • Now grind coconut and 6 cashew nut(remaing 4 preserve for the main dish)to smooth paste adding 2cups of water .Now the 2nd masala is reday
  • Now heat a sauce pan add ghee.In that add remaining 2 chopped onion and diced capsicum saute till the onion turns to light brown color.
  • Now add the 1st masala paste and salt to taste, saute till the oil floats on top.
  • Then add the 2nd masala along with butter,kasoori methi,4 cashew nut chopped, raisins and sugar( if you are using)
  • If you are using orange red color add it now.
  • Cook until gravy thickens( if it is too thick then add little milk) and oil floats on top.
  • At last add paneer pieces (keep few for garnishing)cover  and boil for 5 mins.
  • Garnish with paneer pieces and fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with roti or jeera rice.

Shahi Paneer


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