Shahi Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Tomato Gravy)
Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: Indian
  • Cottage cheese/Paneer slab, 100 gms
  • Tomatoes, 3 big
  • Onions, 3 big
  • Garlic, 2 big cloves
  • Ginger, 1 small piece
  • Thick curds/Greek yogurt, 2-3 Tbspn
  • Cashew, 10-15 pieces
  • Coriander powder, 1½ tsps
  • Chilli powder, ½ tsp to ¾ tsp
  • Cumin powder, ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder, ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder, ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  1. Slice the onions and garlic.
  2. Add 2 Tbpsns of oil in pan, add the onions and garlic to the pan.
  3. Fry it well till it is light brown in colour.
  4. Take the onion garlic mixture off the stove and let it cool.
  5. Grind the mixture finely and keep it aside.
  6. To the same pan add chopped tomatoes and ginger.
  7. Fry it till the tomatoes get a little mushy.
  8. Take this mixture off the stove and let it cool.
  9. Add the tomato ginger mixture and cashews to a food processor/mixer and grind it till the mixture is very fine.
  10. Add about ½ tsp of oil to a pan and fry the onion garlic paste till it is dark brown in colour.
  11. Then add the tomato ginger paste and once its well blended add dry powders, salt and fry it for another 5 mins.
  12. Now add beaten curds to it and cook well.
  13. Finally add a cup of water and boil well.
  14. Cube the cottage cheese, add it to the gravy and boil it for about 3-4 mins.
  15. Serve hot with chappathis!!
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