Monday, January 4, 2010

Shaahi Paneer

Name itself has some royal feeling . This recipe is taken from my mother-inlaw.
She is an expert in North Indian as well as south Indian dishes. I am making an effort to learn some of the delicious recipes from her. Well here is shaahi paneer .

Ingredients :
• 200gms Paneer
• Handful of cashew nuts soaked overnight and made into fine paste
• 3 medium tomatoes chopped and made in to fine paste
• 2 medium onions made into paste
• 1 tsp garam masala powder
• 1 tsp daniya powder
• 1 ½ tsp chilli powder
• ½ tsp turmeric powder
• Salt to taste
• 3 tbsp oil
• 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
• Few coriander leaves

Shaahi Paneer

How to prepare :
1. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and fry them for a minute
2. Next add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone (2min)
3. Next add onion paste and fry for 3minutes till brownish color.
4. Next add tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes
5. Add chilli powder, daniya powder, garam masala powder and salt with little water
6. And cook the mixture so that all the spices are mixed properly
7. After 5-10 minutes , add cashew nut paste to the mixture and stir for 5 minutes
8. Finally add paneer to the mixture and stir it continuously for a minute
9. Shaahi Paneer is ready. You can have it with roti,puri and pulao.
Note :
Paneer has to be added to the gravy 5 minutes before you eat because paneer may get dissolved in it. You can overcome it by frying paneer in low flame till golden brown and add to it.

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