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Kaju Paneer Masala Recipe

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Kaju paneer masala is a very simple north Indian curry recipe made with cashew and paneer (cottage cheese).

This creamy Kaju paneer masala is an onion-tomato-based gravy with added cream in it. Adding cream to this recipe gives it a very creamy and rich flavor.

I have used Homemade Paneer in this recipe to make this recipe more flavourful.

This Kaju paneer masala can serve with Aloo Puri, Garlic Naan, Rumali Roti, or Amritsari Aloo Kulcha.

You can check our other curry recipes- Paneer Lababdar, Dal Makhani, Paneer Butter Masala, Rajma Masala, Paneer Lauki Kofta Curry.


Kaju Paneer Masala Recipe


Ingredients


1 cup paneer cubes, 15 Kaju (cashew), 1 cup finely chopped onion, 1 cup tomato puree, 3-4 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste, 2 tablespoon cream, 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, Salt to taste, 1 cup water.

Spices for Gravy

½ teaspoon turmeric (Haldi), 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon red chilli powder or as per taste,  ¼ inch cinnamon (dalchini), 1 bay leaf (tej patta), 1 cardamom (elichi), 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera), 1-star anise (chakra phool)


Kaju Paneer Masala Recipe


Preparation


1. Heat the kadhai with 2 tablespoons of oil and fry 15 cashews until they turn golden.

Preparation

2. Remove the cashew from kadhai once it turns golden.

Preparation

3. In the same oil, add 1 cup paneer and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Preparation

4. Keep the paneer aside.

Preparation


How to make Gravy Paste


1. Add 2 more tablespoons oil in a kadhai and add ½  inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf, 1 cardamom, 1 teaspoon cumin, and 1-star anise.

How to make Gravy Paste

2. Now add 1 cup finely chopped onion and sauté until golden.

How to make Gravy Paste

3. Also, add 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste and saute till aromatic.

How to make Gravy Paste

4. Lower the flame and add 1 teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric, and 1 teaspoon red chilli powder. Saute until aromatic.

How to make Gravy Paste

5. Add 1 cup tomato puree and stir.

How to make Gravy Paste

6. Continuously stir on medium-high flame.

How to make Gravy Paste

7. Add ½ teaspoon sugar to it. Sugar helps to release oil from gravy paste.

How to make Gravy Paste

8. Stir continuously until gravy paste looks dry and releases oil.

How to make Gravy Paste


How to make Kaju Paneer Masala


1. Add 1 cup water in gravy paste and mix well.

How to make Kaju Paneer Masala

2. Add salt to taste.

How to make Kaju Paneer Masala

3. When the gravy starts boiling, add paneer and cashew. Mix very well.

How to make Kaju Paneer Masala

4. Cover the pan with the lid and cook the gravy for 5-7 minutes on a medium flame.

How to make Kaju Paneer Masala

5. After 7 minutes, add 2 tablespoons of cream to it.

How to make Kaju Paneer Masala

6. Lastly, add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander.

How to make Kaju Paneer Masala

7. Finally, Kaju paneer masala is ready to serve.

Kaju Paneer Masala Recipe


Suggestion


1. You can add ½ teaspoon Kasuri methi in gravy.

2. You can also add 2-3 tablespoon Kaju paste to make the gravy a little thick.

3. You can add more or less water as per your preference.


Recipe Card for Kaju Paneer Masala

Yield: 3 servings

Kaju Paneer Masala Recipe

Kaju Paneer Masala Recipe

Kaju
paneer masala is a very simple north Indian curry recipe made with cashew and paneer.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup paneer cubes
  • 15 Kaju (cashew)
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 3-4 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon cream
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup water

Spices for Gravy

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder or as per taste
  • ¼ inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 cardamom (elichi)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera)
  • 1-star anise (chakra phool)

Instructions

Preparation

1. Heat the kadhai with 2 tablespoons of oil and fry 15 cashews until they turn golden.

2. Remove the cashew from kadhai once it turns golden.

3. In the same oil, add 1 cup paneer and saute for 2-3 minutes.

4. Keep the paneer aside.

How to make Gravy Paste

1. Add 2 more tablespoons oil in a kadhai and add ½  inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf, 1 cardamom, 1 teaspoon cumin, and 1-star anise.

2. Now add 1 cup finely chopped onion and sauté until golden.

3. Also, add 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste and sauté till aromatic.

4. Lower the flame and add 1 teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric, and 1 teaspoon red chilli powder. Sauté until aromatic.

5. Add 1 cup tomato puree and stir.

6. Continuously stir on medium-high flame.

7. Add ½ teaspoon sugar to it. Sugar helps to release oil from gravy paste.

8. Stir continuously until gravy paste looks dry and releases oil.

How to make Kaju Paneer Masala

1. Add 1 cup water in gravy paste and mix well.

2. Add salt to taste.

3. When the gravy starts boiling, add paneer and cashew. Mix very well.

4. Cover the pan with the lid and cook the gravy for 5-7 minutes on a medium flame.

5. After 7 minutes, add 2 tablespoons of cream to it.

6. Lastly, add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander.

7. Finally, Kaju paneer masala is ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Amount Per Serving Calories 404Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 39mgSodium 587mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 4gSugar 9gProtein 11g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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