Friday, April 3, 2009

Paneer Burji in Cashew and Tomato Gravy

Ingredients:
1 cup Paneer cubed
1 cup Paneer mashed/crumbled
4 Small Tomatoes ( quartered)
2 Small Onions (finely chopped)
2 tbsp Ghee/oil
2 Bay leaves
2 Red chillies
3 Green cardamoms
2 Whole black Pepper corns
¾ cup Ginger garlic paste
2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Green chilli (minced)
½ cup Cashew paste
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Jeera powder
2 tsp lime juice
½ tsp Kasoori methi
Salt to taste

Marinade:

1 tsp Red chilli powder
3 tbsp Ginger garlic paste

Note*: To keep the paneer soft in gravy items. Heat about 1 cup fo water , when it almost starts to boil put the flame off. Add ½ tsp of turmeric powder to the water. Drop the paneer cubes in the hot water and keep it covered for about 5-10 minutes. Then drain the water and use the paneer in your cooking. Method:

STEP 1:
Marinate the paneer cubes with chilli powder and ginger-garlic paste and set it aside.

STEP 2:
Heat ghee/oil in a Kadhai and add bay leaves, whole red chillies, cardamoms, 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste and sauté , when it starts browning add the tomatoes, salt and cook on low flame till the tomatoes become mushy.

STEP 3:
Blend in the cashew paste and little water stir once and cook on low flame for sometime. Now add the mashed/crumbled paneer mix well. Cover the lid and cook on low flame and stir in between.

STEP 4:
Meanwhile, take another pan and heat ghee/oil in it and add cumin seeds, minced green chillies, 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste ands sauté for sometime.
When it starts to change colour add onions and sauté till it turns golden brown. Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, salt, lime juice (add a little water if u want more gravy) and sauté for a few seconds till the rawness fades off.
Put off the flame.

STEP 5:
Add this onion masala to the simmering tomato-cashew mixture and mix well.
Finally add the paneer cubes and mix gently for the masala mixture to evenly coat on to the paneer cubes. Close and cook till done. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti/rice.

19 comments:

sharada said...

The paneer bhurji looks yum.Adding cashew shd have given a very rich taste to the gravy.

Varunavi said...

Yummy paneer bhurji.

Ann said...

Great presentation of burji...paneer is my fav too..happy to see one more recipe..thanks

Asha said...

Love the Cashew gravy, so yummy. good one S! :)

Ashwini said...

So rich and tasty..Love paneer and cashew gravy..Yummm

Akal's Saappadu said...

love this rich and delicious curry; love that with Cheese naans,yummmm!

Shree said...

very rich gravy.. think will taste great. Thanks for sharing the recipe suparna

Deepa Hari said...

Paneer Burji looks lovely Suparna...cashews makes it rich and delicious.

Smitha said...

Wonderful curry. Never tried making paneer like this. I'm very fond of currys which have cashew paste in them.
You too have a great weekend.

Suparna said...

Thanks friends for ur visit and loving comments.
TC

Cham said...

Rich and delicous curry!

Superchef said...

WOW!! thats great! I never thought of adding gravy to paneer bhurji. For me paneer bhurji was always just bhurji - dry!! this is excellent! a different way to make panner..have been getting bored of the regular makhani n kadhai paneer!

Varsha Vipins said...

Yummmm..This is a great one da..Thanks for that note..useful one..I have some Tofu's left..was planning to make a Bhurji dish..Love the addition of cashews as well..:)
Have a great weekend..!!

Gayathri said...

Yummy yummy panner recipe, i love it

Suparna said...

Cham, Gayathri it's damn good u'll freak out on this one :)
TC

Manju,
I too was getting bored of the same old recipes with paneer, I had seen this recipe in one of the cookery shows on TV, I made it for a change, it's yumm...try it sometime :)
TC

Varsha,
That tip really works try it. Let me know how it turned out if u make the burji in gravy :)
Happy weekend :)
TC

aquadaze said...

finally, i get to come back here...ihave a prob when I click on your name...it says access denied! :(

Anyways, paneer burji in cashews is new to me...sounds great!

Lisa said...

I've been eating paneer all week :) What a colourful and tempting dish!

Priya said...

Very rich n delicious side dish Suparna..lovely clicks!

homecooked said...

Looks so rich and lovely!