Badami Paneer


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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:    Total 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.
Accompaniments

Curried Paratha 
Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha 
Green Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha 
Jeera Rice, Quick Jeera Rice Recipe 
Korma Rice 
Lachha Parathas ( Swadisht Subzian ) 
Masala Rice with Stuffed Vegetables 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy725 cal
Protein17.9 g
Carbohydrates16.1 g
Fiber1.5 g
Fat65.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A989.3 mcg
Vitamin B1-1 mg
Vitamin B2-1 mg
Vitamin B3-0.2 mg
Vitamin C24.8 mg
Folic Acid22.4 mcg
Calcium599.1 mg
Iron1.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium15 mg
Potassium152.9 mg
Zinc0.5 mg

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Badami Paneer
5
 on 27 Apr 17 07:30 AM


The recipe surely looks delicious but I couldn''t make it as it requires a microwave which I don''t have. One suggestion, kindly tag recipes which requires any specific cooking medium like microwave as everybody might not have one. Rest the app and recipes are superb. Kindly add a section of quick and easy recipes for bachelors or single people. Thanks for this mouthwatering app :)
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27 Apr 17 08:45 AM
Badami Paneer
5
 on 04 Feb 17 04:20 PM


Superb dish! I used only a teaspoon of crushed chilli in the paste and it was enough. My family relished this! Thank you.
Badami Paneer
4
 on 22 Aug 16 11:39 AM


CB - really yummy and easy to make! However, I felt the garlic overshadowed the taste of the badam. I would make it next next without garlic and lesser whole red chilli
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