Badami Paneer


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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 .

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Badami Paneer recipe - How to make Badami Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients
1 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1/2 cup tomato puree
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
2 tbsp fresh cream
a pinch of sugar
4 tbsp oil
salt to taste

To Be Ground To A Smooth Paste
20 almonds (badam)
4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
12 mm (1/2") piece of ginger (adrak)
1 tsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup water

For The Garnish
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
Method
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the paneer, cream and sugar, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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Reviews

Badami Paneer
4
 on 08 Dec 14 12:45 PM


Tried this recipe being quick recipe & turned out to be awsome dish. With use of very little spice it gives a very good taste.
Badami Paneer
5
 on 08 May 14 05:24 PM