Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Cashew Paneer Masala

I was at Gokul Veg last week for a friends Birthday treat! There we tried the Restaurant's special Cashew Nut Masala. I thought why not add Panner to it, so tried it out today! Tastes Good..


1.      Paneer cubes - 20 nos

2.      Onions - 2 medium size , diced

3.      Tomatoes - 2 medium size, diced

4.      Green bell pepper - 1 medium size, diced

5.      Frozen green peas - 1/4 cup

6.      Ginger- Garlic - 1 tbsp, finely chopped

7.      Green chillies - 3 nos ,slit

8.      Curry leaves - 1 whole sprig

9.      Broken Cashews - 3 tbsp, divided 2 + 1

10.  Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

11.  Turmeric pdr - 1/2 tsp

12.  Chilli pdr - 1/2 tsp

13.  Coriander pdr - 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp

14.  Sugar -1/2 tsp

15.  Salt to taste

16.  Oil/Butter

            17.  Water as reqd


  1. First we need to brown the Paneer cubes.For that spread some butter on the bottom of a pan.Put the Paneer cubes  on it and brown 2 sides of Paneer. Remove and keep it aside.
  2.  For gravy Heat some oil in a pan. Add finely chopped ginger garlic, green chillies and curry leaves.Saute for a few secs. Add chopped onions and some salt.Let it caramelize.
  3. Then add turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder.Saute for a minute. Now add the diced tomatoes.Let it cook for some time.
  4. Add salt to taste. Transfer the contents into a food processor, add 2 tbsp of cashews and enough water to help grind it smoothly.Keep aside.
  5. In the same pan heat a tsp of butter.Add cumin seeds and 1/2 tsp of Coriander powder. Then add the diced green bell pepper and the remaining broken cashews. Add salt. Saute until the pepper is slightly soft.
  6. Add the frozen peas, Saute until the peas get warmed up.
  7. Add the onion tomato gravy. Pour enough water to make the consistency thin.
  8. Stir in the Paneer cubes.Cover and let it simmer for 5-8 mins.
  9. Serve warm with rotis.

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