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Paneer kaju masala
By : prerna
Category : Paneer, Hyderabad, Vegetables
Servings : 4
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
Rating :
Method
  1. Fry the paneer pieces until golden brown.
  2. In a pan, heat a little oil, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, shahjeeera, cinnamon sticks, poppy seeds, cashewnuts, muskmelon seeds, cloves, cardamom.
  3. Once they splutter add onions, tomatoes, dried red chillies, ginger and garlic, coriander leaves.
  4. Fry until onions and tomtatoes turn soft.
  5. Cool the above mixture and blend into a smooth paste.
  6. Heat oil, add ghee or butter and add bay leaf and some shahjeera.
  7. Once it splutters add the above paste and cook until oil separates.
  8. Add red chilli powder, turmeric and salt to taste.
  9. Cook for a while then add saffron and finally paneer pieces; cook until done.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves and fried onions.

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Ingredients:
500g - paneer, cut into cubes
1/2 tsp - chironji
1/2 tsp - khus-khus (poppy seeds)
1/2 tsp - coriander seeds
1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
20g - cashewnuts
1 inch - ginger
3 cloves - garlic
2 - tomatoes
2 - onions, chopped
2 - cloves
1 - cardamom
1/2 tsp - fennel/shahjeera
1 - bay leaf
1 inch - cinamon stick
Saffron (optional)
A little milk to soak saffron
1/4 tsp - muskmelon seeds
6 - dried red chillies
3 tbsp - ghee or butter
1 tsp - red chilli powder (if needed)
Salt
Turmeric powder
Deep fried onions for garnishing
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