Shahi Paneer resonates the richness and royalty of the Mughalai Cuisine.Paneer is crowd pleasing delicacy of Indian Cuisine,especially for the lacto-vegetarians.It resembles Extra firm tofu in texture and can certainly be substituted with it for an healthier alternative.Store bought kind are almost always full-fat but Paneer can also be home made with reduced fat milk.
Recipe Shahi Paneer
2 cups Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) or Extra Firm Tofu,cut in cubes
1/2 cup tomato puree
1/2 a medium onion Onion,finely chopped
1/2 cup roasted cashews,finely ground
1 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
1 teaspoon fresh garam masala(mix of ground cinnamon,cumin,cloves and cardamom) 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds(zeera)
2-3 small green chillies,chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Olive oil or vegetable oil
Roasting the paneer in about tablespoon of oil is optional,just gives a nice firmer texture but could add to the fat calories.so skip it if desired.
In a saucepan saute onions with oil and cumin seeds over medium-high heat ,when lightly brown add the ginger and garlic paste,saute until nicely brown and aromatic about 2-3 minutes.Add the chillies and rest of the spices and the cashew powder.Keep stirring after a minute add the tomato puree with 1/2 cup of water.Bring to a slow boil,add the paneer cubes;simmer 8-10 minutes until the cheese soaks in the flavors.Serve warm with Flavorful rice or parathas.
This is my contribution to Weekend Wokking ,with ME as this month's happy host :D
Announcing Weekend Wokking :Cheese
I'm delighted to host Weekend Wokking for July.Weekend Wokking is a world-wide food blogging event created by Wandering Chopsticks to celebrate the multiple ways we can cook one ingredient.Check out Previous month's Cilantro round up.
The Secret Ingredient of July is CHEESE!.Its rich in calcium and protein,every cuisine has it own varieties.Show your passion for cheese,pick your favorite variety,chose the low-fat or vegan kind if on diet, whip cook bake or grill and share with Weekend wokking.
Here are the rules:
1. Entries for Weekend Wokking must be written specifically for the event, and the posts cannot be submitted to other food blog events. Exceptions include entries that are also submitted in photo contests.
2. Entries are encouraged to be original recipes created by the submitter, but if you made someone else's recipe, please include a link to that person's recipe. You are allowed to revisit your recipes, provided that the photos and post are new and created specifically for the event.
3. Submissions must include the words Weekend Wokking and a link back to this post. If the round-up is hosted by someone else, submissions must include a link to this post and a link to that round-up's host.Use of the logo is encouraged but not required.
4. Send me your entries by August 2 to my email YasmeenHealthnut(at)gmail(dot)com
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