Paneer Tikki Pasanda


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Soft tikkis and spicy gravy are made for each other! in case you are in a hurry you can avoid making tikkis and just use paneer cubes instead.

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Tikkis
1 1/2 cups grated paneer (cottage cheese)
1 tsp chopped green chillies
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder
2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For Paste No.1
3/4 cup chopped onions
5 garlic (lehsun) cloves
12 mm (1/2") piece ginger (adrak)
2 tbsp cashewnuts (kaju)

For Paste No.2
1/2 cup sliced onions
oil for deep-frying

For The Gravy
2 tbsp oil or ghee
3/4 cup fresh thick curds (dahi) , whisked
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp punjabi garam masala
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) for the garnish

Method
For the tikkis

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the bread crumbs and oil and mix well.
  2. Shape into flat round tikkis and roll in bread crumbs.
  3. Heat the oil on a non-stick tava and cook on both sides till they are golden brown.

For paste no. 1

  1. Combine all the ingredients with 1 cup of water and boil for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

For paste no. 2

  1. Deep fry the onions in oil until golden brown.
  2. Drain on absorbent paper and then blend to a smooth paste in a blender. Keep aside.

For the gravy

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the paste no. 1 and cook on a low flame for a few minutes.
  2. Add the chilli powder and punjabi garam masala, mix well and cook again for a few minutes.
  3. Add the beaten curds, mix well and go on stirring for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the paste no. 2, salt and cook till oil separates from the gravy.
  5. Add ½ cup of water and bring to a boil.

How to proceed

  1. Arrange the paneer tikkis in a plate. Pour the hot gravy on the top.
  2. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
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 on 24 May 13 12:11 AM


The tikkis are simple but taste exotic when served with the onion based gravy, the deep fried onion paste imparts a unique caramelised flavour to the gravy.
 on 27 May 12 11:16 PM


 on 25 Jul 11 04:52 PM


yummy recipe
 on 24 Jun 11 10:46 PM


this reciepe was wonderful. we all liked it very much