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Paneer Pasanda

This is a simple and delicious paneer recipe for all those who want to take proteins and vitamins. It is Cottage cheese and cashew nuts cooked into delicious gravy with fresh Indian spices. Paneer Pasanda is a type of paneer recipe that is popular in North India. As the name suggests “Pasanda” means every one’s favorite.

Ingredients:

Cottage cheese (paneer) 400 grams

Cashew nuts 15-20

Grated Onion 6

Tomato 400 gms (pured)

Garlic, Ginger paste 2 tsp

Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

Kashmiri red chilies 5-6

Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

Cloves 2

Cinnamon 1 inch stick

Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 tablespoon

Oil   3 tablespoons + to deep fry

Tomato puree 1 cup

Sugar        1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Fresh cream 1/2 cup

METHOD:

First of all cut cottage cheese in small pieces. GrindCumin seeds, Coriander seeds, Cloves , Cinnamon, Poppy seeds, Coriander leaves, Kashmiri red chilies in to fine paste.

Now heat butter in a pan and fry onions till pink in color. In another side Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the cottage cheese cubes till light golden.

Drain onto an absorbent paper and set aside. Deep-fry cashew nuts in the same oil till light golden.

Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.

In the first pan when the onion get pink color add ginger ,garlic paste , the ground paste and tomato pure fry for four to five minutes till it emits a nice aroma or till oil leaves the masala.

Add sugar, salt and half cup of water and continue to simmer on low heat for ten to fifteen minutes or till gravy is thick.

Now add cottage cheese, salt, red chili powder, garam masala, dried pudina leaves, turmeric and mix well.

Add the fried cottage cheese and cashew nuts and cook further for a minute. Gently stir in the fresh cream and serve hot.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, you can eat with roti , naan or pori.

Rich in protein and low fat makes you want to make this dish over and over again. Try this recipe of paneer pasanda!

It is very healthy and awesome to eat.

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