Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Paneer Dilkush

I am a lover of paneer dishes, ever since I became a vegetarian, trying a lot of varieties with paneer. Love for paneer never ends!!!

I am trying out this recipe from as I got very tempting on seeing the name. As the name says so is this recipe"A happy heart after a paneer meal".

As you boil the ginger, the aroma hits you so strong that you can wait for the gravy to be ready. The blend of cashew with the tomatoes makes the gravy very rich.

Recipe Category: Indian
Preparation Time:   20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 mins Serves: 2

Cashew Nuts  10 pieces
Onion 1 Big, Chopped roughly
Garlic  10 pieces
Ginger 1/2 inch, chopped roughly
Tomato 1 Medium size, deseeded
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1 tbsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 2 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Salt As required
Water As required
Paneer 100 grams, Fresh, Cubed
Oil 1 tbsp
Butter 1 tbsp
Whole Spices:
Bay Leaves 1
Cinnamon 1
Cardamom 2
Cloves 2
Black Pepper 5

Method of Preparation:
  1. In a small bowl, soak cashew nuts for half an hour and keep aside. In a hand mortar, press the whole spices and keep aside.                                                                                     
  2. In a wide pan, boil chopped onion, garlic cloves and ginger until bubbling hot. Turn off and let it cool. Strain the water and keep separately. Make a fine paste of the onion mixture.          

  3. Grind the cashew into coarse watery paste and keep aside. Grind the tomatoes in the same jar and combine with cashew paste and keep aside.                                                              
  4. In a pan, heat oil, butter and then fry the whole spices.                                                        
  5. Add the onion paste, cashew tomato paste, saute for five minutes in low flame. Now, add the spices: Turmeric powder, Chilli powder, Cumin powder, Coriander powder and Garam masala. Add salt. Saute well.                                                                                              
  6. Add the stock onion boiled water and let it boil well. Now add paneer cubes, let it cook till the paneer absorbs the flavours and the gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 
  • Adding half cup of cream will add more taste. 
  • Adding grated butter on top will add nice flavour. 
  • You can less the black pepper used, according to the level of spice you want. 



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