Saturday, May 7, 2011

'Shahi Paneer' on the occasion of the Shahi (Royal) Wedding

I began writing this post right after the Royal Wedding and somehow did not publish it.. I remember how that one day became an unconventional Valentines Day for all of us.. and was a celebration of relationships all over the globe. Love can truly unite us all...
Although a little delayed.. I hope everyone reading the blog will enjoy this recipe.
Best!

Many Congratulations to the Royal Couple.. William and Kate. Their wedding was celebrated throughout the world today and it reminded us of the wonderful time we had during ours. I was inspired to put together a quick and easy 'One-Pan' Recipe of Shahi Paneer because I love the Mughlai Cuisine and my hubby loves Paneer - oh! the perfect marriage!


INGREDIENTS:

Onion - 1 medium, fine chopped
Tomato - 1 medium, fine chopped
Ginger - 1/2 inch cube, minced
Green Chilli - 1 small, slit through the middle
Milk - 1-2 cup, depending on how thick you want the gravy.
Paneer - 200gms / about 7oz
Fresh Coriander - small bunch, chopped
Shah Jeera (Caraway Seeds) - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder (Dhania) - 1 tsp
Dry Mango Powder (Amchoor) - 1 tsp
Turmeric (Haldi)- 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Green Cardamom (Choti Elaichi) - 1 or 2
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

OPTIONAL: Cashew (Kaju) - 4 or 5 kept in water for 30 mins, then made into a paste

COOKING TIME: 30 mins

SERVING: Serves 2

METHOD:

1. Pour oil in a pan, heat it.
2. Add Shah Jeera, fry for a few seconds. Add Green Chilli, stir.
3. Add onions and fry until golden.
4. Add Tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
5. Add ginger, mix in.
6. Add Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Amchoor, Elaichi,and Salt. Cook for a few minutes. (At this point you can also add the cashew paste, if you want to make a rich gravy).

7. Add Milk, mix in.
8. Add Garam Masala, mix in. Slowly add the paneer, turning them over to lap up the gravy.
9. Remove from fire. Add Fresh Coriander and Serve.


For this recipe it is important to cook the onion and tomato well. Raw taste of the veggies would not bring out the aroma of the spices as they should and the texture of the gravy will not be the best. I prefer doing it on slow fire, turning the onion and tomatoes every now and then.

5 comments:

Spiceroots said...

Yummmy Yumm!

Avika J Chawla said...

very tempting...for a paneer lover like me ..like it..u r in my list.
i wud b glad if u can add me to ur blogroll @
http://varietyisthespiceofyourlife.blogspot.com/

Amz said...

Thanks Avika, I'd be happy to add you.
Best!

Easy Indian Recipes said...

Hi! Your shahi paneer recipe was nominated as one of the "Best Shahi Paneer Recipes on the Net". To vote for it, please visit http://easyindianrecipes.org/side-dish-recipes/best-shahi-paneer-recipes-on-the-net-vote-for-your-favorite/ - your recipe is positioned at #171 (random order).

Sonam Kumari said...

I tried this Shahi Paneer Recipe And it comes out delicious :)

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