Friday, 24 October 2014

Nutty Paneer/ Paneer with Nuts on Diwali

Nutty Paneer/
Paneer with Nuts
Hi Friends,
One more addition to paneer/cottage cheese dishes. I have kaaju wala paneer/cottage cheese in cashew gravy recipe in my blog. Now i have tried this gravy with almonds and peanuts on Diwali. Its a rich gravy based side dish. You can make it more dry or more thick gravy as per your choice. Its a awesome combo of nutty flavor of almonds & peanuts and sweetjuicy flavor of raisins. 
You can make this side for get together and parties also. Keep the ingredients ready like pureed onion tomato, roast dry fruits, powder them and a quick dry dish will be ready next day for party. 
My family liked it a lot. Hope you will also like it.

Paneer - 250gm 
Onion Puree-1 tbsp ( i have pureed 1 medium onion+1 big tomato together)
Tomato Pureed- 2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste- 1 tsp
Almonds- 1 tbsp
Peanuts - 1 tbsp
Kishmish/Raisins- 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Garam Masala/Whole spice powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Salt- As per your taste

Take all your ingredients

Dry Roast Half peanuts

peel the skin

now take them in a grinder

add half of the almonds too

puree them, You can make a fine puree but i made it bit coarse

fry rest of the peanuts


and raisins

fry them all

cut paneer in cubes

now heat 2 tbsp oil in a vassal 

crackle jeera/cumin seeds

add ginger garlic paste

let it brown a bit

then onion tomato paste

cook it till oil oozes out from it

then add peanut almond paste

cook it further for 1 minutes

now add all spices

mix, cover and cook for one minute

see how oil leaves the gravy

now add 1 cup water and panner

mix well and simmer for 2 minutes

and at the end here goes our fried nuts and raisin

Gravy is ready to serve


Diwali Platter

  1. You can adjust the quantity of almonds and peanuts according to your choice. Increase whatever you like and decrease whatever you would like to taste less.
  2. You can use milk to grind the almonds and peanuts. You can dry roast peanuts almonds if your want to avoid adding fried nuts.
  3. If you dont like munching nuts in the side dish then just skip frying and adding them and make a paste and use it in gravy. 

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