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Badaami Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Almond based Gravy)

Almonds are very good sources of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and phosphorus. No, I am not talking about mining these minerals for industrial use. 😉 These minerals in trace amounts are required by our body to remain healthy. Though almonds are considered fatty, the good news is that they are good for our heart. They are widely used in India as an ingredient in several dishes. When you add almonds to any dish, it makes the dish even more tastier and gives a richness to its gravy

This time I decided to try Badaami Paneer, something that goes well with roti. This is yet another recipe of Tarla Dalal. I tweaked it a bit to cater to our likings, i.e more gravy. Hope you enjoy this dish as we did

Badaami Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Almond based Gravy)

Source: Tarla Dalal

Badaami Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Almond based Gravy)

Almonds are very good sources of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and phosphorus. No, I am not talking about mining these minerals for industrial use. 😉 These minerals in trace amounts are required by our body to remain healthy. Though almonds are considered fatty,

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gms Cottage cheese Paneer / cubes
  • 2 - 3 Tomatoes pureed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala powder
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • to taste Salt

To be ground to fine paste

  • 20 Almonds blanched and skinned
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 chillies Whole dried red
  • 6 - 7 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger

Instructions
 

  • Marinate the paneer cubes with turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder and salt.
  • Keep aside for a while.
  • Grind all the ingredients into a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and carefully toss the marinated paneer cubes for a minute or two.
  • Drain the paneer onto anabsorbentpaper.
  • Reserve the remaining oil.
  • Heat the oil and saute the ground paste in it till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the remaining chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and tomato puree.
  • Stir till the oil separates.
  • Add the fried paneer cubes, milk, salt and sugar and stir well.
  • When thick, switch off the heat.
  • Garnish and serve hot with any Indian bread.

Notes

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