Paneer Pasanda Recipe

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Paneer Pasanda is delectable dish made with crispy stuffed paneer in rich and aromatic curry. This dish stands out from any other paneer dish and finger licking good! I first had it during one my trips to India in a very small joint and instantly became my favorite paneer curry. I have been craving it for a while and this is my attempt to recreate the recipe. Try it, and I guarantee you will crave for more!

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Servings: 8
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Ingredients

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  • Curry Ingredients
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 4 Medium Tomatoes
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Inch Piece Ginger
  • 10 Whole Cashews
  • 2 Cloves
  • ¼ Inch Piece Cinnamon
  • 2 Whole Cardamoms or 6-8 Seeds
  • ½ Cup Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • ½ Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/8 Tsp Asafetida
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 TBSP Kasuri Methi
  • ½ Cup Cream
  • Salt to Taste
  • Ingredients for Paneer and Sfuffing
  • 2 Thin blocks Paneer that are 340 Grams each. I used Nanak’s Low Fat Paneer that is widely available in all Indian grocery stores
  • ¾ Cup Finely Chopped Coriander
  • 2 Green Chilies Finely Chopped
  • 1 ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Corse Crushed Cashews
  • Handful of Golden Raisins
  • 6 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 6 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • Water to make paste
  • Oil for pan Frying

Directions

  1. Directions to Cook Curry
  2. Rough Chop Onion, Tomatoes, Garlic, and Ginger. You make it into paste so don’t worry about size.
  3. In a sauce pan or Kadhai, heat oil.
  4. Once hot add Cumin Seeds and let them splatter, add Asafetida.
  5. Add Cloves, Cinnamon, and Cardamom and let it roast for 40 seconds.
  6. Add onion, Garlic, Ginger, Cashews, and Salt.
  7. Mix well and let cook for 7-8 minutes. Stir as needed.
  8. Add Tomatoes, mix, cover and cook for another 7- 8 minutes on medium to high flame. Stir occasionally.
  9. Transfer everything in a blender and liquefy.
  10. Return Gravy back to Sauce Pan/Kadhai and cook on medium flame for another 20 minutes. Make sure you cover it as it will splatter and Stir occasionally.
  11. Take a TBSP Kasuri Methi in your palm and fine crush it with your fingers.
  12. Lower heat to low and add Kasuri Methi, Cream, and Sugar. Mix well
  13. Check for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Add water so the gravy is of medium to runny consistency.
  14. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes on medium-low heat.
  15. Gravy is done. Set it aside until Paneer is ready to be added.
  16. Preparing Stuffing
  17. Cut one block of Paneer in half and grate it. This will be roughly 2 Cups.
  18. In a mixing bowl, add Grated Paneer, Coriander, Green Chilies, Salt, Sugar, Crushed Cashews, and Raisins.
  19. Mix it with until everything is well incorporated. Set aside.
  20. Stuffing Paneer Triangles
  21. Take the other half of Paneer block and cut it in half that will give you 2 squares. Make a diagonal Cut across each of those squares so that will end up with 4 triangle pieces of Paneer.
  22. Cut the second Block of Paneer in half and repeat above process with both halves. You will have total of 12 Triangle pieces of Paneer.
  23. Make a horizontal slit in middle of each paneer piece. Make sure to not cut paneer in two pieces.
  24. Now Stuff Stuffing into each paneer.
  25. In a mixing bowl, add Corn Starch, All Purpose Flour and enough water to make medium consistency paste.
  26. Heat a pan on medium-high flame. Add about 6 Tbsp oil to pan fry Paneer.
  27. Once oil is hot, deep each paneer piece into flour paste and add it to the pan. You can do this in two batches as all will not fit at once.
  28. Let paneer cook for 2-3 minutes or until the edges are starting to turn reddish brown flip them to other side and repeat. Cook them until they are nice and crispy.
  29. Serving Paneer Pasanda
  30. Heat Gravy until it is bubbling and very hot.
  31. In a serving bowl, transfer Gravy and crisp paneer triangles.
  32. Garnish with crumbled paneer and coriander leaves.
  33. Serve with Naan or your choice of flat bread.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 141g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 183  
Calories from Fat 95 52%
Total Fat 10.86g 14%
Saturated Fat 3.99g 16%
Trans Fat 0.09g  
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Potassium 341mg 10%
Total Carbs 21.49g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 16%
Sugars 3.76g 3%
Protein 3.34g 5%
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