A rich (cashew nut,tomato and malai) gravy based paneer dish.
paneer 400 gm (1 slab)
Cashew nuts 20
Coconut 2 tbsp
Ginger 1" piece
Garlic 2-3 cloves
coriander leaves- few sprigs
red chillies 6-8
Poppy seed (khuskhus)1 tbs
jeera 1 tsp
dhaniya 1 tsp
Oil 3 tablespoons
Tomato puree 1 cup
Salt to taste
Fresh cream 1/2 cup
coriander leaves for garnishing
Pan fry the paneer cubes till you get golden edges. Drain and set aside.
Soak cashew nuts for 20 mins in warm water.
Dry roast red chillies along with poppy seeds, jeera, dhaniya, cloves and cinnamon.
Combine onion, coconut, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves , soaked cashewnuts and roasted ingredients and grind to a paste using a little water.
Heat three tablespoons of oil in a kadai, add the ground paste and fry for 5 mins till oil leaves the masala.
Add tomato puree, salt and half cup of water and continue to simmer on low heat for fifteen minutes or till gravy thickens.
Add the fried paneer. cook to a good boil and take the dish off of heat and gently stir in the fresh cream and serve hot.