Tuesday 4 March 2014

Peanut & Cashew Paneer Masala

Today I am sharing recipe of one of the most favorite dishes of vegetarians – Paneer. Peanut and Cashew Paneer Masala is very lightly spiced dish and is a perfect dish to make for a casual lunch/ dinner party. Not only it tastes good but also has rich flavors of cashew and peanut which makes it a very interesting dish. Paneer Masala is a very light dish to have and is perfect for kids. Hope you will try this dish and enjoy it as much as I did creating it. Bon app├ętit!!

Preparation time   : 10 minutes
Cooking time          : 30 minutes

500 Gms Paneer (Cut in small pieces)
1 Small Cup Boiled Peas
½ Small Bowl Refined Oil
100 Gms Cashew
100 Gms Peanut
2 tbs Poppy Seeds
3-4 tbs Butter
½ Milk
1 tbs Salt
1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
5-6 tbs Onion Paste (Grind 1-2 onions in mixer to make the paste)
1 tbs Red Chili Powder
1 tbs Cumin Powder
1 tbs Garam Masala
1 tbs Ginger & Garlic Paste
3-4 Tomatoes (Chopped)
1 Cup Curd
1 Bay leave
½ tbs Cumin Seeds

·         Take an open pan and roast peanut and cashew in it
·         Once Peanut and cashew are roasted grind them with poppy seeds, onion and tomato to make a paste
·         Heat refined oil in open pan
·         Add whole cumin seeds, bay leaf and one onion. Stir them together till onion becomes light brown in colour
·         Once onion turns light brown in colour add peanut and cashew paste, boiled peas, thick curd, garam masala, salt, red chili powder, ginger and garlic paste and small cut tomatoes
·         Fry them together till they turn light brown and then add milk
·         Once the gravy turns thick add pieces of paneer and butter
·         Cook it for 5-10 minutes
·         Your Cashew & Peanut Paneer Masala is ready to serve



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