Oct 17, 2014

Paneer Pasanda

My first recipe under North Indian Side dish for BM45. My first recipe under this theme is with paneer. We both like paneer, so I use it once in every 15 days. Long back I have tasted this paneer pasanda in a restaurant from that time I wanted to try this at home. Paneer pasanda is a recipe where paneer was stuffed with dry fruits and paneer mixture then deep fried and served with a rich creamy gravy. Perfect side dish with roti and naan.. So lets check the recipe 
INGREDIENTS:--
Paneer  ----    250 gms
Cashew nuts  ---  1 tab sp chopped
Raisins   --- 1 tab sp
Green chutney  ---  2 tab sp or you can use one tab sp chopped coriander, one tab sp chopped mint with one finely chopped green chilli freshly chopped herbs will give a better flavor. I used chooped not the green chutney.
Salt to taste
Cornflour --- 4 tabs p
For gravy:--
Oil  ---  2 tab sp
Cinnamon -- 2 inch sticks 2
Cardamom  --  4
Bay leaves  ---  2
Cloves  --  4
Onion  ----  2 medium
Green chillies  ---  2 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste  ---  2 tea sp
Tomato  pure  --  1/2 cup
Red chilli powder  ---  1 tea sp
Turmeric powder  ---  1/4 tea sp
Coriander powder  ---  1 tea sp
Salt to taste
Cream   ---  1/2 cup
                                                                  
METHOD:--
1. Cut onion in to cubes, boil one cup water in a pan add onion cubes and cook for one minute. Switch off the heat, drain the water in to another bowl and store this water we can use this water for gravy.
Now grind this boiled onion in to a fine paste and set a side.
2. Cut the paneer in to four thin slices and mash the remaining paneer.
3. Finely chop the cashew nuts and add to mashed paneer along with raisins,chopped green chillies, chopped coriander, chopped mint or green chutney, salt to taste and mix well to combine.
4. Now spread this paneer and cashew mixture on one paneer slice, place the other paneer slice on top of it cut in to triangles.
5. Make a thick batter with cornflour and 1/2 cup water.
6. Heat oil in deep frying pan. Dip the stuffed paneer pieces in this cornflour batter and fry in the hot oil till golden, remove from oil  and set a side.
7. Now for gravy heat oil in a pan add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom saute for a while then add onion paste and ginger garlic paste saute for three minutes.
8. Add tomato puree saute for two minutes then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, Green chillies, salt to taste mix well and saute for two minutes then add 1/2 cup water(here we can use that water which we saved from boiled onion) and cook for 5 minutes. 
9. Add paneer triangles to the gravy, mix once very gently and cook for three more minutes.
10. finely add cream and switch off the heat.
Serve hot with Roti, naan, pulao.
Notes:--
1. You can shallow fry the paneer .
2. Can add crushed kasoori  methi in the gravy.
3. Can add grated carrot in the stuffing to make more colorful.
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15 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Awesome and delicious looking paneer pasanda. Excellent preparation.
Deepa

Varadas Kitchen said...

What an interesting recipe! Sounds rich and delicious.

Srivalli said...

Sounds very interesting padma..I still remember one paneer specialty that was famous in a local restaurant, it turns out so well..this reminds me of that..

Srividhya said...

Love the crispiness

vaishali sabnani said...

Sounds extremely rich and delicious.

Priya Suresh said...

That kadai of paneer pasanda is asking me to grab it from my lappy screen and have rite now.

Priya Suresh said...

That kadai of paneer pasanda looks fantabulous, feel like grabbing that kadai rite from my lappy screen.

Manjula Bharath said...

Paneer Pasanda looks fantastic and mouthwatering :) very rich and tempting curry , I wud love to finish them with indian bread now !!

Harini-Jaya R said...

Mouthwatering and rich!

Pavani N said...

That is a very interesting dish with paneer. I can imagine how rich & tasty this dish would taste.

Chef Mireille said...

what a unique paneer recipe

Jayanthi said...

I love paneer pasanda and my family loved it. Looks awesome.

veena krishnakumar said...

This looks very delicious...planning to cook this today!

Nisha Sundar said...

I love this dish and the paneer filling looks amazing...

Jayashree said...

Sounds rich and flavorful.