Monday, January 24, 2011


Paneer is a fresh cheese common in South Asian cuisine. It is of Indian origin. In eastern parts of India, it is generally called Chhena.(wikipedia)

I just love to eat Paneer. But somehow didnt have it for the past so many months.Last week when I went for my household shopping I saw panner and was so tempted. I left chicken and bought paneer. :). The dish I made was a total experiment so had to christine it. Since I really enjoyed the dish , the word "PASAND" (mean like) poped up in my head and as its made of paneer so "PANEER PASANDA" . 

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200 gms
7-8 numbers
 20 numbers
2 teaspoons
Red Chilli Powder
2 teaspoons
Turmeric Powder
Half teaspoons
Jeera Powder
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons
Onion paste
Paste of 1 medium
Ginger paste
1 teaspoon
Garlic paste
1 teaspoon
3 medium size
Green chilly
2-3 pieces
Garam Masala
Half teaspoon
2 tablespoons
Half teaspoon
As per taste

  1. Cut the paneer into square shapes neither too big nor too small.
  2. Roughly cut the raisins into very small pieces , also coarse grind the cashewnuts.
  3. Mix together the cashewnut and raisins with ghee and salt and set aside.
  4. Take 2 pieces of paneer, place some amount of the cashew mixture on one slice of paneer and place the other slice on top of it and press the slices together softly. Repeat the same with rest of the pieces.
  5. Whisk flour,cornflour,salt,one teaspoon red chilli powder with water making a semi-liquid paste.
  6. Heat a pan and drizzle a bit of oil not much as we dont need to deep fry the paneers.
  7. Coat each pair of paneer with the semi-liquid paste and fry the same on the pan in medium heat.
  8. When the paneer pieces turn brown on both the sides , remove on a tissue paper.
  1. Heat oil in a kadhai and add ginger and the garlic pastes.
  2. Add onion and green chilli paste and salt, cook till oil separates out.
  3. Boil water separately , and add the tomatoes to the boiling water. When the tomato's skin wrinkles remove it . Mash the tomatoes till it forms a puree.
  4. Pour the tomato puree in th kadhai and cook till the oil separates out. Add some red chilly powder,turmeric powder and jeera powder to the same and cook it for 10 min.
  1. In a baking dish, coat its bottom with the tomato sauce , place half of the paneer pieces on the sauce.
  2. Then add half the sauce on top of the pieces.
  3. Place the other half of the pieces now and then add the sauce again. 
  4. Sprinkle the garam masala on top and bake the dish.            

NOTE : I have added the garam masala at last coz I have made the masala at home after roasting the ingredients. In other case add it in the before itself.
I have baked after assembling coz in that case the paneer will not split.



Grt recipe never seen or heard abt this should try this......

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