Recipe – Paneer Do Pyaaza

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 18-20 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Paneers cubes: 1 cup or approx. 250 gm
  • Onion: 2 medium sized
  • Tomato: 2 medium sized
  • Green Bell Pepper: 1 medium sized
  • Ginger: finely chopped, 1 Teaspoon
  • Garlic: Finely Chopped, 1 Teaspoon
  • Green Chili: Finely chopped, 1 Teaspoon
  • Plain Curd: 2 Tablespoon
  • Fresh milk cream: 2 tablespoons
  • Oil /butter: 2 Tablespoon
  • Cashew: 10-12
  • Cumin Seeds: 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Black Pepper powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Garam Masala: ½ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon Powder: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Honey or Sugar: 1 Teaspoon (Optional)

Method

  • Cut the paneer into small cubes.
  • Peel the Onions, take the outer 4 layers of each onion and cut into 1 inch squares. Finely chop the middle portions into very small pieces.
  • Clean the tomatoes and chop into fine pieces.
  • Clean the bell pepper and cut into 1 inch squares pieces.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil / butter in a pan.
  • Roast the cashew till light brown and take them out.
  • In the same pan, add the paneer cubes. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until light brown and take them out.
  • Add 1-inch square cut pieces of onion and green bell pepper. Sauté in high frame for 2 minutes or until onion is transparent, not brown. Remove this from pan and keep it aside.
  • In the remaining oil, add cumin seeds. When it changes its color, add finely chopped onion, ginger and garlic. Sauté till onion turns golden.
  • Add finely chopped tomato and chilis and sauté again until tomato becomes mushy.
  • Add salt, black pepper powder, red chili powder, cinnamon powder, garam masala. Stir well.
  • Add honey, curd and milk cream. Mix well. Add some ¾ cup of water and let it boil for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the sauté mix of onion and bell pepper. Mix.
  • Add the paneer cubes.
  • Add the fried cashews.
  • Mix gently and cover the pan for 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.

Cook’s Note

  • You may add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Do not add water, if you like it without gravy.

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