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Paneer Pasanda Recipe
Paneer Pasanda is a popular vegetarian dish from North India that features paneer (Indian cottage cheese) cooked in a rich and creamy gravy. Here’s a recipe to make Paneer Pasanda:
Ingredients: For the paneer stuffing:
- 200 grams paneer (Indian cottage cheese), cut into thick slices
- 2 tablespoons grated paneer
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped cashews
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped raisins
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chilies
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons oil for frying
For the gravy:
- 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
- 2 tomatoes, pureed
- 1/2 cup yogurt, whisked
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 cup fresh cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves for garnish
- In a bowl, mix together the grated paneer, chopped cashews, raisins, green chilies, ginger paste, garlic paste, roasted cumin powder, garam masala, and salt to form a stuffing mixture.
- Take a slice of paneer and stuff it with a generous amount of the prepared stuffing mixture. Repeat the process for all the paneer slices.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Shallow fry the stuffed paneer slices until they turn golden brown on both sides. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, add ghee or oil. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Then, add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
- Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
- Add the tomato puree and cook until the oil separates from the mixture.
- Reduce the heat and add whisked yogurt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cardamom powder, and salt. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
- Add a little water to adjust the consistency of the gravy and bring it to a gentle simmer.
- Gently place the fried paneer slices into the gravy and cook for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to blend together.
- Pour fresh cream over the paneer and simmer for another minute.
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
- Serve the delicious Paneer Pasanda hot with naan, roti, or rice.
Note: You can adjust the spices according to your taste preferences. Additionally, feel free to experiment with adding other spices or herbs to enhance the flavor of the dish. Enjoy your homemade Paneer Pasanda!