Badami Paneer

Badami Paneer or cottage cheese cubes cooked in a rich nut based gravy is one dish that invokes sheer bliss. It has an silken texture that just seems to envelope one's entire mouth while the tangy taste of the tomatoes and the mild heat from those aromatic spices join hands to tingle each and every taste bud.

But surprisingly it is very simple and rather easy to prepare. Make this dish for friends and family and have them wondering about the kind of effort that you have put in. Read on for recipe -



















Preparation Time - 30 mins

Ingredients -


  • 250 gm Paneer cubes
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/5 tsp turmeric
  • 2 pinch garam masala
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4-5 tsp oil/butter ( 1 prefer 1 tsp oil + 3 tsp butter )
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro for garnishing
  • 5-6 cashews
  • 10 almonds
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds

Preparation - Soak the cashews, almonds and poppy seeds in warm water for 1/2 hour . Then grind into a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Grind the onion separately into a smooth paste

Cooking - Heat the oil and butter in a wok.

Add the onion paste along with the ginger paste and garlic paste. Fry till translucent but no more.

Add the powdered masalas along with the tomato puree. Fry till oil starts to come out from this gravy.

Then add the nuts paste and fry for 2-3 mins. Finally add the warm milk and get it to a boil.

Once the gravy has reached the desired consistency, add the panner cubes. Let it simmer for 2 mins.

Garnish with cilantro before removing from the flame.

Serve hot with jeera rice, rotis or even some delicious butter naan. 


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