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Preparation Time : 20
Cook Time : 30
Total Time : 50
For cashew nut paste:Cashew nutsbroken 6-7 nos
For onion paste: Onion roughly chopped 1 nos
Green chili 1 nos
ginger 1/2 inch
cloves Garlic 2 nos
Green cardamoms 2 nos
Cloves 2 nos
Cinnamon stick 1/4 inch
Water 1/3 cups
For shahi paneer preparation :Paneer - cut into cubes or triangles .grilled pan fried 250 gms
Oil/ghee/ butter 3 tbsp
Tomato pureed 2 cups
Salt to taste 1 pinch
Red chili powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Kasoori methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)lightly crushed 1 tsp
Saffron 5-6 nos
Paneer Masala Powder 1 tsp
Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tbsp
Method Of making Pan Grilled Paneer. : Cut paneer into desired shape and size. Drain out the water completely
In a bowl, mix salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and tomato ketchup . Apply marinade evenly on both sides of the paneer pieces and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a grill pan. Arrange marinated paneer slices and grill on a medium heat, until golden colour on both the sides (approximate grilling time is 7 minutes for each side).
Your pan grilled paneer is ready ....this wud b immersed in the onion tomato cashew gravy .
Making cashew paste : Soak the cashew nuts in a warm water for at least 15 minutes. meanwhile prep other ingredients.
After 15 minutes make smooth paste out of it and keep it aside.
Making onion Tomato Paste : Take all the paste ingredients in a pan. Add water, turn the heat on high.
Bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling lower the heat to medium.
Let it simmer for 8-10 minutes or till onions get soft and translucent. Turn off the stove and let it cool down slightly.
Once it is cooled, make smooth paste out of it using blender or grinder.
Also puree the tomatoes in the same grinder.
Making shahi paneer recipe:Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add prepared onion paste.
Cook till moisture evaporates, about 4-5 minutes.
Then add tomato puree. Stir well and let it cook.
Cook till all the moisture evaporates and oil starts to ooze out from the sides. Do stir in between.
Add salt, black pepper powder, red chili powder and coriander powder.
Mix well and cook for a minute.
Now add cashew nut paste and mix.
Immediately add water, otherwise it starts to stick to the pan because of the cashew paste.
Stir well and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.
Then mix in garam masala and crushed kasoori methi.
Now add saffron strands and stir.
Add paneer grilled pieces. Mix well and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Adjust the gravy consistency at this time if needed.
Add Paneer Masala powder and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.
Enjoy the aroma of Paneer Masala Magic
Mix well and it is ready to serve.
Enjoy this new dish throughly.
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