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Monday, May 2, 2011

Awadhi Shahi Paneer

I learnt this recipe from my previous cookery class.  It is the  favourite  among my peer group.  Hope you will also feel the same.

Ingredients 
Cashewnuts                     100 gms
Melon Seeds                     50 gms
Onion                               2
Green Chilly                    2
Fresh Curd                      75 gms
Ginger                             15 gms
Garlic                              15 gms 
Cottage Cheese/Paneer  300 gms
Tomato Puree                 150 gms
Cardamom                         2 
Black cardamom               2
Bayleaf                             2 piece
Fresh Coconut choppd   15 gms
Milk                                50 gms
White Pepper powder     1/4 tps
Cardamom Powder         a pinch
Sugar                               1/2 tps
Garam Masala                1/4 tps
Jeera Powder                  1/4 tps
Kasuri Methi                   1/4 tps
Khoya                              50 gms

Method
Boil & grind cashewnuts, melon seeds and onions separately. Grind ginger and garlic cloves in grinder to make a fresh paste. 

Heat oil in the pan.  Add bayleaf, green cardamom (3-4 seeds) and black cardamom.  Add ginger-garlic and onion paste.  Saute them for 4-5 minutes or until the oil comes out.  Add cashew paste and melon seeds paste.  Stirr and add fresh curd.  Cook for 15 minutes. Now, add milk, coconut, white pepper powder, salt and cardamom powder.  Stirr continuously.  Add tomato puree.  Cook for another 2-3 minutes.  Add garam masala powder, kasuri methi and jeera powder to the gravy.  Add paneer triangles, fresh cream and khoya/mawa in it.  Add some butter, garnish with fresh cream and serve.
Awadhi Shahi Paneer is ready to be served with  naan and lachha parantha.  Enjoy ! ! !


27 comments:

  1. Royal dish - sounds so exotic n yummy!
    US Masala

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  2. Creamy and authentic curry! Looks delicious!!

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  3. This is such a comfort creamy dish... fit for the king:) Truly scrumptious..
    Reva

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  4. What a wonderful array of ingredients - Melon seeds particularly interesting :) Super delish post!

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  5. Thanks friends for the lovely comments.

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  6. So creamy and royal paneer.love the texture.

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  7. Lovely narration & very rich recipe..never tried with melon seeds, must try recipe, thanks for your lovely comments dear..glad to follow you...

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  8. Wonderful presentation, tempting n looks fabulous..

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  9. Awadhi dishes are indeed very rich and flavourful.Paneer looks delicious.

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  10. Awadhi shahi paner name it self so tempting.I tasted in restaurants only,never tried in home.Love this recipe,i will try.Thanks for sharing. Thanks for your sweet words in my space.
    cheers
    rani

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  11. Looks so rich and tempting! Lovely name also :)

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  12. Authentic yummy paneer curry.

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  13. Mouth watering!
    The name itself has a special flavour. :)

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  14. Hi! Your shahi paneer recipe was nominated as one of the "Best Shahi Paneer Recipes on the Net". To vote for it, please visit http://easyindianrecipes.org/side-dish-recipes/best-shahi-paneer-recipes-on-the-net-vote-for-your-favorite/ - your recipe is positioned at #109 (random order).

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  18. this was a such a fabulous broccoli yoghurt and its recipe is really simple i have to save this page for making this recipe. thanks.chowringhee satya niketan menu

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  19. I love Indian recipe, it looks very delicious and healthy, this sunday i am going in restaurant for eating that kind of food. restaurant near venkateshwar college

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