What is Paneer Pasanda? It is famous Indian main course. It is prepared using paneer sandwich made with green chutney, mashed paneer, dry fruits and cooked in creamy gravy.
- For paneer sandwich
- Paneer – 200 grams
- Raisins – 1 tbs finely chopped
- Cashew nut- 2 tbs finely chopped
- Green chutney – 2 tbs( made with coriander,mint,chilly)
- Cumin powder – 1tbs
- Black paper powder – 1 tbsp
- Corn starch – 1/2 cup
- Salt- 2 pinch
- For gravy
- Cooking oil -3 tbsp
- Onion – 1 finely chopped
- Tomato- 2
- Garlic- 4 to 5
- Whole red chili – 2
- Cumin seed – 1 tsp
- Red chilly powder – 1 tbs
- Garam masala – 1 tbs
- Kasuri methi- 1 tbs crushed
- Coriander leaves – 1 tbs finely chopped
- Cashew nut- 6 to 8 pieces
Step 1 – Take one cup water in a saucepan and add chopped tomato, whole red chili,garlic and cashew nut then boil it for 5-10 minutes till mixture soften. Switch off flame and cool it aside.
Step 2 – In a plate take all stuffing for sandwiches and add 2 -3 tbs crumbled paneer, mix everything then keep it aside.
Step 3 – Slice the paneer in triangle shape and each triangle paneer cut in to two halves.
Step 4 – Place 1 tbs stuffing in one triangle paneer and covet it with second slice, make all paneer sandwiches this way.
Step 5 – In a bowl take corn starch and add 2 tbsp water and mix it and make paste.
Step 6 – Take nonstick pan and add oil.
Step 7 – Dip sandwich in corn starch paste and fry till it becomes golden brown in medium hot oil. Once done then keep aside.
Step 8 – In the same pan add onion and fry it for 1 minute( don’t cook for long time) and keep it aside.
Step 9- Grind onion together with cooled tomato mixture(don’t add water).
Step 10 – In same pan add cumin seed , red chili powder, garam masala and tomato-onion paste and saute for 3 -4 minutes then add salt & 2 tbsp water then stir very well.
Step 11 – Add paneer sandwich in gravy and cook for 1 to 2 min then add kasuri methi. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot.