Paneer Lasooni

Ingredients (serving — 2 people)

For onion tomato gravy:

  • 1 large onion (roughly chopped)
  • 2 medium tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 5–6 garlic cloves
  • 0.5 inch ginger
  • 5–6 cashews
  • 0.5 tsp each of turmeric, coriander & red chilli powder
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • Salt to taste

For the main course:

  • 150g paneer cubes
  • 1 small finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 2 finely chopped green chillies
  • 1/4 cup garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup curd
  • 0.5 tsp sugar
  • 0.5 tsp garam masala & kasuri methi
  • Fresh cream 1 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves (chopped)

Recipe

  1. Firstly, we will make tomato onion gravy. For this, heat a pan on low flame & add oil.
  2. Add jeera & let it saute for a few sec. Add ginger, garlic cloves & dried red chillies followed by onion and let it fry for a min.
  3. Add cashews & cook for another min followed by tomatoes. Add around 250 ml water and salt to taste. Cover & cook for 5 mins.
  4. Add turmeric, coriander & red chilli powder. Cover & cook for another 7–8 mins.
  5. Turn off the flame & let it cool down. Once cooled, grind this into a puree & keep aside.
  6. Now, heat a pan on low flame & add oil.
  7. Add jeera & let it saute for a few sec. Add finely chopped onion, garlic & green chillies & let it saute for a 3–4 mins.
  8. Now, add freshly made onion tomato gravy earlier, sugar & salt & mix well. Keep stirring on low flame & cook for 2 mins.
  9. Add curd & keep stirring continuously for 2–3 mins.
  10. Add garam masala & kasuri methi. Mix well & let it cook for a min on low flame.
  11. Now, add cream, mix well followed by paneer cubes and cook for a min on low flame.
  12. Turn off flame, garnish with coriander leaves and your Paneer Lasooni is ready!

Tips

You can fry paneer cubes separately first for an enhanced taste.

Ensure gravy starts separating from oil post step #8 which makes it completely cooked. Stir for another minute if it’s not.

You can also add butter along with cream in last step to make your gravy more rich & creamy.

You can add cream on top for garnishing.

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