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Paneer kaju masala

Paneer kaju masala is a popular Indian Curries
Author :
Category :
Vegetarian
Course :
Curries
Cuisine :
Indian
Technique :
Braise
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :

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

Method

  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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