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Shahi Paneer Korma

Shahi-Paneer-Korma

If you are bored of the common paneer recipes, then here is a creamy and succulent dish made of paneer that you will surely relish with your loved ones. Shahi Paneer Korma is an exquisite main dish recipe, which has a thick gravy made of almonds, low fat cream and yoghurt along with a melange of whole and ground spices.

Ingredients:
200 gm paneer
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 inch cinnamon stick
4 clove
2 teaspoon ginger paste
1 medium green chilli
3 tablespoon low fat cream
2 tablespoon ghee
salt as required
water as required
1 leaf bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
3 green cardamom
mace powder as required
2 teaspoon garlic paste
6 tablespoon yoghurt (curd)
1 teaspoon rose water
2 pinches saffron
25 soaked almonds
3/4 cup chopped onion

Procedure:
Step 1
To prepare this delicious paneer recipe, put a pan on low flame and add roughly chopped onions in it along with 1/4 cup of water. Let the onions cook for about sometime, if water dries up you can add some more water. Simmer till the onions soften and start peeling the almonds, and keep them aside.

Step 2
Add peeled almonds with a little water in a grinder jar and grind them to a smooth paste, until the lumps are completely gone. To the same blender, add the cooked onions along with the remaining stock and grind to a fine paste, and keep this onion paste aside. Add full fat yoghurt in a bowl and whisk until smooth.

Step 3
Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a pan over medium flame and add caraway seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamoms, cloves, bay leaf and a little amount of mace powder. Stir the whole spices for a couple of minutes and then add the ground onion paste along with ginger-garlic paste. Saute all the ingredients until aromatic.

Step 4
Now, add the ground almond paste and saute again for 2 minutes on low flame. Then, add chopped green chili, black pepper and coriander powder, and saute on low flame. Finally, add the beaten yoghurt (in batches) to the mixture, and stir briskly on low flame. Once you mix all the ingredients, you will get a thick white gravy. (Note: You can add some water to get the proper consistency of gravy.)

Step 5
Add salt to the gravy as per your taste and bring it to a gentle simmer for a couple of minutes. Add the chopped paneer cubes and low fat cream to the gravy, and stir well for a couple of minutes. Switch off the burner once done and add a teaspoon of rose water in the dish, stir gently.

Step 6
Garnish with crushed saffron strands and serve hot with rice or pulao and naan. Enjoy!