Paneer Pasanda


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Paneer pasanda is sure to become everybody's pasand or favorite. The delectable paneer recipe is prepared by stuffing a dried fruit based paste into the paneer slices and then simmering the stuffed paneer in a rich creamy gravy. Enjoy with parathas.

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Paneer Pasanda recipe - How to make Paneer Pasanda

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4


1 1/2 cups paneer (cottagte cheese) cubes
For the onion and cashew paste
1 cup roughly chopped onions
5 cloves of garlic (lehsun)
12 mm. (½") piece of ginger (adrak)
2 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)
For the brown onion paste
2 onions, sliced
oil for deep-frying
Other ingredients
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 cup curds (dahi), whisked
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil or ghee
For the garnish
2 tsp fresh cream

For the onion and cashew paste

    For the onion and cashew paste
  1. Boil the onions in 1 cup of water until soft.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger and cashewnuts and grind into a paste.

For the brown onion paste

    For the brown onion paste
  1. Deep fry the onions in oil until golden brown. drain. grind into a fine paste in a blender using a little water.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a pan. add the onions and cashew paste and cook over a slow flame for a few minutes.
  2. Add the chilli powder and garam masala, mix and cook again till the oil separates from the gravy.
  3. Take the pan off the fire, add the curds and mix well.
  4. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the brown onion paste and salt and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the paneer, garnish with the cream and serve hot.

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This recipe was contributed by devirash on 04 Jun 2004

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