by Tarla Dalal
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Finger-licking fare, this truly is! Succulent cubes of cottage cheese are cooked in a luxurious paste of almonds and onions, along with a horde of spice powders that add a lot of zing to this intensely rich dish.
Although the almond paste seems similar to the cashew-onion paste that is used in a lot of Mughlai dishes, the use of almonds gives it a totally different taste and texture, which sets the Badami Paneer a class apart.
A dash of cream further accentuates the richness of this subzi, making it a perfectly royal treat, which can be cooked easily in the Microwave oven, without any fuss.
Serve with your favourite Rotis / Puris / Parathas .
- Combine the paneer, turmeric powder, ½ tsp of chilli powder, 1 tbsp of oil and salt in a microwave safe bowl, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute. Keep aside.
- Combine the remaining 3 tbsp of oil and the prepared paste in a microwave safe bowl, mix well, cover with a microwave safe lid and microwave on high for 5 minutes, while stirring once in between after 2½ minutes.
- Add the tomato purée, remaining chilli powder, garam masala, cumin seeds powder, coriander powder and salt, mix well and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
- Add the paneer, cream and sugar, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Serve hot garnished with coriander.
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