May 6, 2012

Shahi Paneer (instant)

I taught this to Toshini before leaving for Germany so that she can serve her host family with an Indian recipe. It had to be quick and easy for a novice. I am sharing this for all those who like the quick way to go.

Makes for 3-4 people.
Take: 1 packet Maggi bhuna masala, 1" Cinnamon, 2-3 brown cardamom (badi elaichi); 1 tspn shahi paneer masala,1 tb spn tomato sauce, 1 3/4 cup milk, 2 tb spn creme/ malai, 1 tspn sugar, 150 gms diced cottage cheese (paneer).

  • Heat  bhuna masala in a thick bottom pan.
  • Add cinnamon and brown cardamom and mix.
  • Add shahi paneer masala, tomato sauce and mix.
  • Add milk, mix well and bring to boil.
  • Add creme/malai and mix well.
  • Slide the paneer slices in curry, mix well and cook covered on slow flame for 8-10 mins.
  • Serve hot.

(in case you want to make fresh gravy, grind one large onion with 1 " ginger shoot and saute it in 4 tbspn cooking oil. When golden brown,  add paste of two medium sized tomatoes and saute well (Bhuno). Use 3 t spn shahi paneer masala instead of one in this case. To add more taste to the gravy, add 2-3 tb spn white gravy paste ) .


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