Paneer Pasanda

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Paneer Pasanda

paneer pasanda

Ingredients

Paneer (Cottage cheese) 200 grams
Cashewnuts 1 tablespoon
Raisins 1 tablespoon
Oil to deep fry
Green chutney 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Cornflour/ corn starch 4-5 tablespoons

For gravy
Oil 2-3 tablespoons
Bay leaves 2
Cinnamon 2 inch sticks
Green cardamoms 5-6
Cloves 4
Onions boiled and ground 2-3 medium
Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons
Tomato puree 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 1/2
Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
Green chillies 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Cream 1/2 cup
Green cardamom powder a pinch

Method

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Cut the paneer into 4 thin slices and mash the remaining.
Finely chop cashewnuts and add to mashed paneer along with raisins. Add green chutney and Tata Salt Lite and mix well.
Spread this mixture on 2 paneer slices and cover them with remaining two slices. Cut into small triangles. Mix cornflour in ½ cup water to make a thick batter.
Dip the paneer triangles in the batter and deep fry till lightly golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
To make the gravy, heat oil in a nonstick handi. Add bay leaves, cinnamon, green cardamoms and cloves and sauté. Add the onion paste and sauté. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add tomato purée and mix well. Sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, green chillies and Tata Salt Lite and mix well. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.