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


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

  • 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!!!


  1. Wow such a rich sidedish, looks very tempting

  2. thats a mouthwatering dish dear....

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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...:)

  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.

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

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


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