Cashwe Paneer Masala
Spicy side dish made from Cashwenuts & Paneer
of Santa Clara, US
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1/2 cup Cashew nuts
3 tbsp Melon seeds
4 tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 tbsp Ghee (clarified Butter)
2-3 finely chopped Green chillies
1 tsp Garam Masala powder
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Saffron
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 cup Paneer crumbs
1 chopped Onion
1 chopped Tomato
2 tbsp Corn flour
3 cups Water
Salt to taste
Cilantro (Coriander leaves) & Fresh Cream for Garnishing.
In a bowl, mix crumbled Paneer, Green chillies, little Salt & Corn flour. Add little Water & make lemon size balls.
Boil Water in a pan. Roll the Paneer balls in Corn flour & add them to the boiling Water. Boil for 7-8 mins. Gently remove them.
Grind Cashew nuts & Melon seeds to a fine paste. Remove & keep aside.
Grind Onion & Tomato to a fine paste. Keep aside.
Heat Oil & Ghee in a pan. Add Onion-Tomato paste. Fry for a minute. Add Ginger-Garlic paste & fry for 30 secs. Now add Cashew nut & Melon paste. Mix well.
Add Garam Masala, Red chillie, Sugar, Safforn & Salt. Mix well. Add little Water to make gravy. Boil for 30 secs & gently add the boiled Paneer balls to it.
Mix slowly & boil for another 30-40 secs. Remove from heat. Add Fresh Cream & Cilantro. Serve hot with Roti, Chapati or steamed Rice.