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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Shahi Corn-Paneer

Like most of us like having, certain staple ingredients in the pantry/ freezer.....I always have a pack of frozen paneer and some frozen naan/roti. Paneer subzi with naan is a big favorite for my little ones! Once in two weeks...we make a 'semi homemade' meal of  their favorite 'Shahi Paneer' or 'Orange bhaji' as they like to call it due to the orange hue the curry has :)  along with some store bought Naan.

1 Cup cubed Paneer
1 cup corn kernels
1/2 Green pepper chopped into bite size pieces
Some dried cranberries, raisins and cilantro for garnish

Curry paste:
1 large onion chopped into large pieces
3 tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup cashews (or use some cashews and some almonds)
1/4 cup Heavy cream
2 tsp Ghee/butter
1tsp Shahi paneer masala/Kitchen king masala
1tsp sugar
1/2tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp Garlic paste
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2tsp Shahi jeera
1/2tsp kasuri methi leaves
1 bay leaf

1) Heat 2-3 tsp oil, fry the chopped onion till golden brown.Add the tomatoes and fry till cooked. Let it cool down. Puree the onion and tomatoes along with cashews, ginger, garlic. Keep aside
2) Heat 2 tsp ghee, add shahi jeera, bay leaf, green pepper saute.Add the curry paste and cook for 3-4 mins.
3) Add the paneer cubes, corn, kitchen king masala, red chili powder,salt,sugar, heavy cream etc and let it simmer for 4-5 mins.
4) Garnish with kasuri methi, raisins, cranberries and chopped up cilantro.

Serve hot along with naan/ chapati/roti or rice!!

You will love the rich creamy gravy...a true 'shahi' experience!! 

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