Paneer Pasanda with good protein

paneerThis simple and delicious paneer recipe for all those who want to pop up their muscles with protein. It is very easy to make and tastes great.

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Makes 4 servings


1 1/4 cups paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into cubes
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup fresh curds (dahi)
1/2 tsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

For The Paste

1 1/4 cups sliced onions
1/4 cup finely chopped cauliflower
1 to 2 green chillies
12 mm (1/2 “) piece ginger , sliced
1 stick of cinnamon (dalchini)
1 clove (laung / lavang)
1 cup milk



For the paste

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a pan and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes till the onions are soft and nearly all the liquid has evaporated. Cool.
  2. Purée the mixture to a smooth paste in a blender. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Combine the milk, curds and gram flour and whisk well. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, kasuri methi and the prepared paste and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the curds and gram flour mixture, garam masala and salt and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the paneer and coriander and mix well. Serve hot.

By & Tarla Dalal



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