Paneer lajawab dhaba style
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Paneer lajawab dhaba style

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Easy, richness of cream,Indian cuisine

Anupriya Piyush Srivastava

Ingredients

4to5servings
  1. 200 grams paneer, cut into cubes
  2. 2 large tomatoes, chopped roughly
  3. 10 cashews
  4. 1 teaspoon minced ginger garlic
  5. 1 big onion, finely chopped
  6. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  8. Salt
  9. 2 tablespoons fresh cream
  10. 1 teaspoon kasuri methi
  11. 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  12. 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander/cilantro leaves
  13. Oil/butter
  14. Water
  15. Whole spices
  16. 1 bay leaf
  17. 2 cloves
  18. 1 black cardamom
  19. 2 green cardamom

Method

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    Chop paneer into cubes. You can saute the paneer in some ghee or butter if needed. I used plain paneer. Soak 10 cashews in ¼ cup hot water for 10 minutes.

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    Wash and roughly chop the tomatoes. Puree the tomato in a blender. grind the soaked cashews into smooth paste in the same jar. Heat 2 tablespoons butter or oil in a kadai. Once the oil is hot, add the whole spices. Saute for 2 minutes. Add minced ginger garlic and saute well till the raw smell goes off.

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    Add finely chopped onion and saute till the onion changes color slightly. Add the pureed tomato and cook well. Cook till the tomato puree thickens and leaves out oil. Add coriander power and chili powder. Mix well. Add ½ cup water and bring to a boil

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    Add cashew paste and mix well. Season with salt. Add ½ cup mor water and mix well. Simmer till gravy thickens and reaches required consistency. Add fresh cream and simmer for 4-5 minutes. DO not let boil. Add the paneer cubes and simmer for 2 more minutes. Add crushed kasuri methi and mix well.

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