Paneer Birbali

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Rated : 5 Stars
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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How to Make Paneer Birbali

  • Heat 1/3 cup oil in a pan. Add cardamoms, bay leaves, cumin seeds and cinnamon sticks. Saute over medium heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add the ginger and garlic paste, red chilli powder and onions. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and 1.5 cups of water.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
  • Uncover, stir and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the oil separates from the gravy.
  • Add mace, salt and the cream.
  • Strain the gravy and keep aside.
  • Mix the gram flour in milk to make a thick batter.
  • Beat the batter for 3 minutes.
  • Coat the paneer with the batter.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a pan and shallow-fry paneer until light brown.
  • Slice the paneer lengthwise.
  • Place on a platter and pour the hot sauce over it.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and ginger juliennes.
  • Sprinkle with crushed cashews.