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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Aroma From a Guest Kitchen"-(Guest- Aarti Kumbhojkar)- Shahi Paneer

Guest: Aarti Kumbhojkar
Aarti needs no introduction!She has already shared this delicious recipe on the blog before...
I am going to miss you Aarti-----It's one of those situations where you are just getting to know someone...you think you might get along ....and it's time for them to move to another place...
I am sure Aarti will keep making her delicious food once she moves to India and share still more recipes with us!!!


Paneer cubes
Oil - 2 tbsp
Big size Red Onion  - 1
Medium size Tomatoes - 3
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1 tbsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Cashew pieces - 3/4 cup
Milk/Cream - 1 cup


1) Soak cashews in milk/cream for minimum 1 hr and grind to paste.
2)Grind the onion in food processor coarsely and puree the tomatoes.
3) Heat oil in wok, and add processed onion.
4)Add ginger- garlic paste.
5)As it cooks and starts leaving the oil, add pureed tomatoes.
Stir till all the water from tomatoes is evaporated.
6)Add garam masala and red chili powder. Mix well and cook for another 1 min.
7)Add the cashew paste, mix well. Add half cup of water and let boil for 2 mins.If the gravy is too thick, add another half cup water.

8)Add salt and sugar to the gravy mix well and boil for another 1 min.
9)In another wok/pan add 1 tbsp oil and fry the paneer cubes till golden brown.
10)Drain all the oil on tissue and add the cubes to the gravy.

Serve with paratha or rice!