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Unmatched Tasty Paneer Pasanda Home Style

Paneer Pasanda is a very tasty paneer curry and its taste and texture of gravy is slightly different from other paneer curries. In this, fried paneer cubes pieces are cooked in a rich gravy made of onions, tomatoes, cashew nuts It tastes wonderful when served with Paneer Kulcha or Matar Pulao.


  Paneer 200 grams

  2-3 medium tomatoes puree

  2 medium onions

  6-8 cashews or 3 tsp poppy seeds soaked in cup of warm milk

  1/2-inch ginger

  1 bay leaf

  2 Green cardamoms

  1 Green chili, chopped

  1 Tsp kasurii methi

  1 Tsp garam masala

  1 Tsp turmeric powder

  2 tsp red Kashmiri chili powder

  1 Tsp coriander-cumin powder

 1 Cup fresh cream low fat

  Mix half a cup of milk with water

  3 Tbsp. desi ghee

  2 Tbsp. fresh coriander leaves

  Salt to taste

Put raw cashews in a mixer jar and grind them until they become a soft powder and make a paste of cashews by adding 3 tbsp of water.

Or make a fine paste of socked poppy seeds

To make ginger-chilly paste, grind ginger and green chilies in the same grinder.

Make onion puree.  (Cut onion into big pieces and blanch in hot water for 4-5 minutes. Drain the water and also make tomato puree in a mixer.)


Cut the paneer into 2-inch squares, heat each tablespoon of ghee in a pan on medium heat.  Fry the paneer cubes till turn light brown. And set them aside.

 In the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tbsp. oil on medium heat.  Put bay leaves and cardamom in hot oil and fry for few seconds.  Add ginger-chilly paste and fry for a few seconds.

Add onion puree (and cook until it turns light brown and oil begins to separate, about 2-3 minutes.

Add tomato puree and fry till oil starts separating from the edges

Add turmeric powder, Kashmiri chilly powder, garam masala, cumin-coriander powder and salt.

Mix well and cook for a minute.

Add cashew or poppy seed paste and mix well.  Add 3/4 cup milk water

Add Add kasoori methi mix well

Bring mixture to a boil. cook another  4 to 5 minutes

Add low fat cream ,and cook for 2 minutes more. Turn off the flame 

Take out the prepared paneer favorites in a bowl and garnish with green coriander.

 Enjoy home style paneer pasande with Kulcha or Matar Pulao.

Matar pulav

Recipe coming soon

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