Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Paneer Pasanda - Paneer Recipes

 Paneer Pasanda - The name pasanda itself suggests that it everyone's favorite Paneer recipe. Paneer Pasanda gravy cooked with Cashew nuts, onion , Curd and Indian masalas has rich flavour and is mouth watering.  


For the Tikkis
1 1/2 cup Paneer Cubes
2 Green Chillies
2 tablespoon Maida / All purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper Power
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Bread Crumbs
2 tablespoons Oil

For the Gravy
2 Onions
15 Cashews
2 Cinnamon Sticks
4 Cardamom
2 Bay Leaves 
2 cloves
1 teaspoon Ginger Paste
1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
1 cup Curd
1 teaspoon Salt 
2 tabespoon Ghee
2 tablespoon Oil
  1. For the Tikkis :  Finely slice green chillies. Boil Paneer for 10 mins., discard water an mash paneer. Add green chillies, salt, pepper powder, maida to paneer. Mix it well and divide that into 6 portions. Flatten each portion an make a tikki shape. Roll each tikki in bread crumbs in such a way that each tikki is evenly coated.  
  2. Heat oil on a flat pan. Cook tikkis on both sides till golden brown.
  3. For the Gravy :  Slice Onions. Heat Oil in a pan, add Bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon sticks and cloves. When they start turning light brown, a cashews and fry till cashews turn golden brown. Add  Onions, saute till translucent. Grind to make a smooth paste.
  4. Heat the pan again with Ghee. Add Onion paste to it. Add all powders, salt and curd, mix it well, cook it for 15 mins., stirring every 5 mins. or till the oil seperates from gravy. Add 1/2 cup of water an bring to boil. 
  5. For Serving : Place tikkis on a plate, pour hot gravy on it. Garnish it with coriander.
  6. Enjoy Paneer Pasanda with Roti or Naan