Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Paneer Delicacy

Paneer Delicacy is a rich tomato and onion based gravy cooked with cashew nut paste and butter. Kasoori methi (fenugreek leaves) is also added to enhance the flavour of the curry. Enjoy with any indian bread.

Cooking time: about 20 minutes
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 persons


200gm Paneer/Cottage Cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
¾ cup tomato puree
2 large onions chopped
¼ cup of cashew nut paste
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp cumin powder
1tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
1 inch Cinnamon
3 Cloves
1 Bay Leaf
1 tbsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves
2 tbsp Oil
1 tsp butter
1cup milk
1tsp garam masala
Salt to taste


  • Heat Oil in a pan, add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, add onions & saute till golden brown. Add chili powder, fenugreek leaves and combine. Then add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add cashew nut paste & mix properly. Cook till oil separates.
  • Add tomato puree and saute it for a min, add coriander -cumin powder and salt.
  • Add ½ cups of water & sauté for 5 min. Slowly add milk and let it cook for some time.
  • Add the paneer pieces and cook for 2 minutes in a low flame till the gravy becomes thick. Now add butter & garam masala to the gravy.
  • Mix well & turn off the gas & Garnish with grated paneer. Serve hot with naan/parantha. 


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