Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SHAHI PANEER

Shahi Paneer


Shahi paneer is a preparation of paneer in thick gravy made up of cream, tomatoes and spices. It is mainly eaten with roti, naan, rice, and other breads. Paneer is the word for cottage cheese, and shahi is the term for royal.

Ingredients

  • Oil-3 Tablespoons
  • Paneer -1 1/2 Cups Cubed
  • Cashew Nuts-14
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - 1 Teaspoon
  • Asafetida -A Pinch
  • Bay Leaf-1
  • Coriander Powder -1 Tablespoon
  • Turmeric -1/4 Teaspoon
  • Red Chili Powder-1/4 Teaspoon (As Per Your Spice Level)
  • Yogurt-1/2 Cup
  • Sugar-1/2 Teaspoon
  • Salt-As Required
  • Garam Masala-1/4 Teaspoon
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves-Few


For Tomato Puree
  • Tomatoes -2
  • Green Chili-1
  • Ginger-1 Small Piece



Method

STEP-1
Slice paneer into 3/4 inch cubes. Keep aside.

STEP-2
Puree tomatoes, green chili and ginger. Keep aside.

STEP-3
Grind cashews into powder-like consistency. Keep aside.

STEP-4
Add oil in a pan, over medium heat. Shallow fry paneer cubes till they turn slightly brown. Remove from pan and place over paper towels to absorb excess oil.

STEP-5
Increase heat to medium-high and add cumin seeds to the oil and as they crack, add asafetida and bay leaves. Stir for a few seconds.

STEP-6
Add tomato puree, coriander powder, turmeric and red chili powder. Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. It will reduce to half its volume and start separating from the oil.

STEP-7
Add sugar, cashew powder and yogurt. Cook for another minute then add 1 cup of water and salt and bring to boil.

STEP-8
Add paneer and cover the pan. Simmer for a few minutes over medium-low heat, till gravy is slightly thick in consistency.

STEP-9
Remove from heat, add garam masala and chopped coriander leaves. Mix gently, cover the pan and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
Serve hot.



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