Paneer Pasanda

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"pasanda" means every one's favourite. So as the name suggests this paneer delicacy is adored by everyone who tastes it. The various pastes used to make this dish add their own distinct flavours which combine to form a flavour like none other. Using ghee in the dish instead of oil can further enhance the flavour though making it a little high in calories. Despite the fact that this recipe calls for extra effort, it is my favourite because the rich gravy wins me praise every time i make it!

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Paneer Pasanda recipe - How to make Paneer Pasanda

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1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes

For The Gravy
1/2 cup deep-fried onions
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
3/4 cup fresh thick curds (dahi) , whisked
salt to taste

For The Onion Paste
1 cup roughly chopped onions
5 clove garlic (lehsun)
1"inch ginger (adrak)
2 tbsp cashewnuts (kaju)

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
For the onion paste

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a broad non-stick pan along with 1 cup of water and boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

For the gravy

  1. Blend the deep-fried onions in a mixer till smooth. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the onion paste and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the chilli powder and garam masala, mix well and cook again for 1 minute.
  4. Add the curds, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the deep-fried onion paste, salt and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, place the paneer cubes in the gravy, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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Paneer Pasanda
 on 18 Jun 16 05:43 PM

Nice recipe,only some sugar and cream should added to enhance the taste
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Smaranika, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
20 Jun 16 08:54 AM
Paneer Pasanda
 on 10 Jan 16 11:18 PM

my husband liked it. . nyc recipe... thanks...
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Rushita. We are delighted your husband loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
11 Jan 16 09:40 AM
Paneer Pasanda ( Punjabi Recipe )
 on 22 Jan 13 11:43 AM

My daughter loved this.