Thursday, December 30, 2010

Paneer and cashew Kheema

My last post for the year. I can't believe that one year has just flown by. I am posting this recipe in a hurry as I am scheduled to travel in two hours time. Hence, please excuse me for the photograph. It was the best I could do.

This curry has become my favourite paneer dish. It is a beautiful amalgamation of flavours and textures. The infusion of poppy seeds lends the curry the characterstic sweet flavour and the body.


Paneer and cashew Kheema recipe:
Preparation time- 20 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Serves- 4

Ingredients:

Paneer- 200gms, grated
Cashew- 20-25, chopped and toasted
Onion- 2 large, blanched and pureed
Tomatoes- 3, blanched and pureed
Ginger- garlic paste, 1tbsp
Jeera- 1/2tbsp
Haldi- 1/4tsp
Red chilli powder- 1/2tsp
Dhania or coriander seed powder- 1tsp
Poppy seeds- 1tbsp, roasted and powdered
Salt- to taste
Sugar- 1/2tsp
Make a powder of- 3 cloves, 1" piece of cinnamon, and 2 cardamom
Bay leaf- 1
Oil/ ghee- 2 tbsp
Kasuri methi- 1/2tbsp
Coriander leaves to garnish

Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the jeera and bay leaf.
  • Once it pops add the cloves, cinnamon and cardamom powder and saute for a min.
  • Add the powdered poppy seeds and stir.
  • Add the onion puree and fry for a min.
  • Add the ginger- garlic paste and fry for a min more
  • Stir in the tomato puree and fry for two mins
  • Add the turmeric, chilli powder, sugar, coriander seed powder and fry for 3-4 mins
  • Add the kasuri methi and saute for a min
  • Add the grated paneer and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in the salt and toasted cashew and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis.
Wishing all the viewers of this blog a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

20 comments :

  1. Wow such a rich sidedish, looks very tempting

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  2. thats a mouthwatering dish dear....

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  3. Such beautiful pictures! I bet this was super tasty as well!
    Season's greetings and best wishes for a happy new year.


    US Masala

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  4. Great combo and looks tasty. Wishing you and family a Happy & Prosperous 2011!

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  5. Paneer and cashew kheema sounds great,should be a treat with roti!

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  6. Fingerlicking kheema,sooo tempting..Wishing u a happy and prosperous new year to u and ur family..

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  7. Creamy and delicious recipe. Love the cashew in the gravy.

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  8. What an amzing recipe for vegetarian dish,looks yum!
    Happy New Year Nishi!

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  9. That sounds delicious! And I hope you have a wonderful new year!

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  10. Kheema looks wonderful..Happy New year !!

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  11. Kheema looks rich and yumm just like it should be :-)Happy New Year to you too !

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  12. Back after a long time..paneer looks so rich and delicious!!Happy New year!!

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  13. What a delicious gravy...Happy to be following ur lovely blog...Chkd out many of ur recipes & sure to be comin back for more...Keep rocking...:)

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  14. Paneer is one of the cheeses I made last year and let me tell you I was feeling rather smug ;P It probably seems easy to you but it sounds impressive to make cheese. I have had it with a saag but cashew!? That I have to try.

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  15. First time here....
    paneer and cashew kheema looks delicious.....
    glad to follow u
    check my space when u find time :)

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  16. wow...yum n delicious...simply amazing...u have wonderful blog...love to follow u..

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