Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Royal Paneer Curry

Special Paneer (cottage cheese) curry, flavored with rich tomato gravy, spices and dried fruits.


250 gm cottage cheese (Paneer)
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup cashew nuts
1/4 cup raisins
2 medium onions, sliced very thin
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ginger - garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp mace powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 bay leaf
2 cinnamon sticks
1 cup fresh tomato puree
2 tbsp thick cream
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan, fry nuts for 2 min and then add raisins fry for a min.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the dried fruits from the oil on absorbent paper.
  • Cut cottage cheese into 1” cubes and fry in same oil until golden brown and drain.
  • (I skipped this step for not consuming more oilJ)
  • Now add the bay leaf, cinnamon, onions and ginger garlic paste and cook for 5-7 min till oil separates.
  • Add all dry masalas, covered and cook with little water for 4 -5 min.
  • Add tomato puree along with sugar and salt into onion and spice mixture, mix well and cook till raw smell goes.
  • Add cottage cheese and ¾ th of dried fruits and mix well.
  • Stir in 1 tbsp of the cream into the gravy, dish out into serving bowl.
  • Garnish with the reserved dried fruits and the remaining tablespoon of cream.
  • Enjoy hot with Naan/Mughlai paranthas.


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