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Paneer kaju masala Recipe

Paneer kaju masala is a popular Indian Curries
Author :
 
On :
Thursday, 16 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Braise Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :
Rated 2 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • 500 g - paneer, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 tsp - Chironji
  • 1/2 tsp - khus-khus (poppy seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp - Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 20 g - Cashewnuts
  • 1 inch - Ginger
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp - fennel/shahjeera
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • Saffron (optional)
  • A little Milk to soak Saffron
  • 1/4 tsp - muskmelon seeds
  • 6 Dried red chillies
  • 3 tbsp - Ghee or Butter
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder (if needed)
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder
  • Deep fried Onions for garnishing
  • How to Make Paneer kaju masala:

    1. Fry the paneer pieces until golden brown.
    2. In a pan, heat a little oil, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, shahjeeera, cinnamon sticks, poppy seeds, cashew nuts, muskmelon seeds, cloves, cardamom.
    3. Once they splutter add onions, tomatoes, dried red chillies, ginger and garlic, coriander leaves.
    4. Fry until onions and tomatoes turn soft.
    5. Cool the above mixture and blend into a smooth paste.
    6. Heat oil, add ghee or butter and add bay leaf and some shahjeera.
    7. Once it splutters add the above paste and cook until oil separates.
    8. Add red chilli powder, turmeric and salt to taste.
    9. Cook for a while then add saffron and finally paneer pieces; cook until done.
    10. Garnish with coriander leaves and fried onions.



     

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