Sunday, February 8, 2009

PANEER TIKKI PASANDA




I really look forward to Sundays as that's one day when there is no haste. I like to take it easy and usually rope in my husband for the cooking ;) Today we decided to make a simple yet uncommon dish. We zeroed in on 'Paneer Tikka Pasanda'. It is nothing but paneer tikkis served in a gravy rich in herbs and spices. It's easy but demands patience. I am (actually we are) extremely satisfied and thrilled that the dish turned out superb. This dish can be the show stealer when you have guests over for lunch/dinner. Paneer Tikka Pasanda may sound very extravagant but believe me it's very easy to prepare.
Ingredients:
For the tikkis:
  • 2 cups paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
  • 1/4 cup maida (plain flour)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying
For the paste no. 1:
  • 1 cup onion (roughly chopped)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 inch ginger piece
  • 2 tbsp broken cashewnuts
For the paste no. 2:
  • 1 cup onion (sliced)

Other ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh curd (whisked)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method:

For the tikkis:

  • Mash the paneer well
  • Add the green chillies, plain flour and salt and mix well
  • Shape into tikkis and cook on a non-stick tava by adding a little oil from the sides while cooking

For the paste no. 1:

  • Boil the onions in 1 cup of water until soft
  • Add the garlic, ginger and cashewnuts and blend in a mixer to make a smooth paste

For the paste no. 2:

  • Deep fry the onions in oil until golden and make a paste in a grinder using little water

Moving on:

  • Heat the oil in a vessel. Add the paste no. 1 and cook on a low flame for a few minutes
  • Add the chilli powder and garam masala, mix and cook again, till the masala leaves oil from sides
  • Add the curd. Mix well and stir all the time
  • Cook for a while. Add the paster no. 2 and salt and cook for another 5 minutes
  • Arrange the paneer tikkis in a plate. Pour the hot gravy on the top. Serve hot

10 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This is new to me,sounds delicious!love the way you have presented!!

Chitra said...

Have some stock pf paneer..will try urs:)

suparna said...

Rajeshwari - It tastes amazing I can vouch for that! Thanks I'm glad you liked my recipe presentation :)

Chitra - Just try it! you'll love it completely!

Poonam said...

looks tempting shall give a try!!1

Purnima said...

Suparna, looks yummy..wd try this soon! :D TKs for leaving ur link at my space..scrolled thru all ur wonderful recipes.. way to go! Wd b frequent here! :D

suparna said...

Poonam thanks for the visit. Do let me know how yummy your dish turned out :)

Purnima..that was pretty fast :) am glad you visited my blog.Yes would love to see you here more often :)

rekhas kitchen said...

beautifuly presented suparna and nice recipe too

SriLekha said...

wow! looks yummy n delicious!
Microwave oven series is going on!
join with us in the EFM-Microwave Oven Series!
first time to ur blog and it is nice!
do visit my blog when u find time!

Usha said...

Paneer tikki pasanda looks delicious, this will definitely be a huge success at parties and gatherings....first time here you have a wonderful site with some unique and delicious recipes :-)

suparna said...

Rekha - Thanks, keep coming :)

Srilekha - I visited your blog. It's damn neat :) I would love to take part in the microwave series..I'm already looking for what to send ;)

Usha- Thanks for the encouraging words..do visit more often.
TC