I christened this Paneer dish Shaan -E- Paneer. Well I cannot say its my own invention because it is a nice mix of many recipes I collected. But this Paneer recipe has been tested again and again and has become a personal hit too.
Well so another paneer recipe on its way…The best part about this recipe is that it is cooked with fresh whole masalas and in the rich taste of butter.The red chillies moreover impart its red colour to THE Shaan E Paneer.Not a health freak’s diet menu I agree but can be an occasional pardonable exception once in a while….for me atleast….
I'm looking forward to dinner tonight ….some phulkas dipped into the rich finger licking Shan –E -Paneer.....Ummmm….The thought itself is so tasty!
Here is the recipe….
Paneer cubes-1/2 cup
Tomatoes-1 cup or 3 small sized
Cashew nuts-1/4 cup
Cinnamon sticks-11/2 inch
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Butter-2 tbsp+3 tbsp
Coriander powder -1/2 tbsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
In a Pressure cooker add 2 tbsp and sauté cinnamon,cloves and cardamom,then onions till brown. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté.
Add redchilli and sauté. Add tomatoes chopped big and green chilli. Sprinkle salt and mix.
Pressure cook above for 5 whistles.Keep aside to cool
Meanwhile soak cashewnuts and grind to fine paste
Drain the cooked mixture into a pan through a sieve. Then empty the mixture in the sieve into a mixer and grind. Drain the mixture in the mixer again with the help of a sieve.
Add the drained pulpy,clear mixture to a non stick pan with 3 tbsp butter and cook till it thickens.Add cashenut paste also. Pls note the thicker the tastier(you can thicken it upto a stage till oil seperates )
Take little butter and add cream and combine to the above.
Take some oil and add cumin seeds .Reduce flame and add coriander powder. Add thickened paste to this and mix.
Add paneer cubes and stir well. You may add water as required.
Cook the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
Serve with hot chapathis.