Tuesday, November 4, 2008

PANEER in TOMATO-CASHEW GRAVY

Paneer is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with. I love any dishes made with it. Paneer in tomato-cashew gravy is one of the best. Cashew paste reduces the tartness of the tomatoes. I add a pinch of sugar which makes it slightly sweet but not overly sweet.
This is my post for day 4 of RM.

INGREDIENTS

Paneer - 12-18 cubes( i used homemade paneer)
Onions - 1 medium size (grind to a paste)
gin-gar paste - 1 tsp
tomato paste - 2 tbsp
cashew - 1/4 cup(grind to a paste)
red chilli pdr - 1 tsp
sugar - 1/2 tsp or according to ones taste
garam masala - 1 1/2 tsp
whole cardamam pods - 2 nos
curry leaves - of 1 sprig
butter or oil
salt

For tomato puree :-

Tomatoes - 2 medium size
ginger - 1" piece
kashmiri chilli - 3 nos (if using pdr then 1 tbsp)
salt

METHOD
First pressure cook all the ingredients required for the puree.Cool and grind it.

Heat some butter in a pan and brown the paneer cubes on 2 sides and keep aside.In the same pan pour some oil.Then add ginger garlic paste,curry leaves,red chilli pdr and onion paste.Cook it until the onions loose their raw smell.Add the cardamam pods,tomato paste and the puree and cook until the raw smell disapppears.Add the garam masala pdr.Then add the cashew paste and paneer cubes.Close the lid and let it simmer for 5 mins.Add sugar and salt to taste.Serve hot with chapathis.


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24 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Who doesnt like paneer..sounds perfect with those chapathies..

Divya Kudua said...

Yummy dish Ranji..I am a paneer lover too and this sounds like a delectable paneer curry...must-try!!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Paneer in a cashew-tomato gravy is surely a delicious combo.

Happy cook said...

Just the titile itslef tell how delicious it is and now loking to that beautiful pic, i am drooling.

Roopa said...

Wow that looks super , rich and creamy :) You sure know your way around cashews ranji:) I loved it when you added them for other dishes too , just like I try to add garlic in snacks lol :) I will try this dish soon :)

Arundathi said...

that looks rich and delicious! lovely color!

kamala said...

Looks so colorful and delicious Ranji..My daughter loves this so much.

raaji said...

Love to have this with chapathi.my fav

Madhu said...

Hi Ranji,
Looks yummy and colourful, like the addition of cashews to the gravy, makes it rich.

Cham said...

Very vribant color! Good one Dear :)

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

glad to see that u r back and active ranji!! :-) the paneer curry looks delicious!! :-)

i am having a bit of inertia after my break! ;-) but am back today with a new post!! :-)

Bhawana said...

delicious curry Ranji. I would like to have this with ricemmmmmmm wow just thinking itself my mouth satrted wtareing.

Divya.M said...

Im a fan of Panneer...wonderful recipe for fans like me...looks gr8...

Sagari said...

deleciouss curry ranji

srikars kitchen said...

Looks perfect... Nice click...

meeso said...

Seeing pictures like this make me wish I liked paneer a little more, looks so yummy!

Uma said...

ooh, the gravy looks so mouth-watering Ranji! Lovely color.

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely and enticing curry Ranji.Great going.

Curry Leaf said...

The gravy is so colourful -I too love paneer.Yummy spicy mouthwatering entry

rekhas kitchen said...

wow nice colour ane looks yummy too

Priya said...

Wow delicious curry goes awesome with chappathis n parottas...

homecooked said...

Hmm...this dish looks lovely! Paneer is a favourite in any form :)

Medhaa said...

the gravy look so creamy and delicious. Love it

Mansi said...

who DOESN'T like paneer Ranji! looks really really nice! hey, u can send this in to my Vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe carnival!

now I'm hopping off to cechk out other RM entries!:)