Thursday, December 4, 2008

Badam Paneer

Almonds are one of the most nutritious of all nuts..Almonds are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients - calcium and magnesium - for strong bones, vitamin E and compounds called phytochemicals, which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer.If you're pregnant, or thinking about it, almonds are a great source of the folic acid you need!!!!!Almonds contain more magnesium than oatmeal or even spinach. Build strong bones and teeth with the phosphorus in almonds.Paneer is quite easy to make at home. Bring 2 litres of fresh whole milk to the boil. Add 2 table spoons of vinegar or lemon juice or curd and stir well. Put aside. After the milk has curdled, wrap it in a clean muslin cloth, rinse with fresh water and drain well. Form a ball and place it under a heavy saucepan for approx. 20 minutes. 200 g of your paneer is ready. I prepared this Badam paneer sterday for dinner, they really turned out delicious...I followed this creamy gravy from Medha' Kaju Paneer but i used almonds instead of cashew..also i skipped capsicum n methi leaves..

1cup Paneer cubes
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2tbsp Almond powder
2cups Milk r cream

To Grind
1no Onion (chopped)
1inch ginger
5pods Garlic
2nos Green chillies

Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds n let the splutter..meanwhile make a fine paste with the ingredients under the list ( to grind)..once the cumin seed starts spluttering add the onion paste n cook until the raw smell goes on..just do this in simmer, as we went the gravy to be white in colour, dont be rush to cook the onion paste.. add the paneer cubes n fry them for a while..

Mix the almond powder with milk n add this to the pan with enough salt..can add more milk r cream if need to be more creamy...

Serve them immediately..An Easy Gravy for rotis, parathas...this gravy turns thick if u prepare them few hours before dinning..just add more milk n bring to boil if they r really thick..


Raks said... Reply To This Comment

That sounds awesome,usually we grind cashewnut for rich gravy,instead adding badam powder is also a great choice!
Think I am too early to post,still the picture of the dish,is not displayed properly...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. looks really perfect & fantastic.. nice entry...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

hey priya this sounds like shahi paneer mmm yummy but what happned to the pic.

Divya said... Reply To This Comment

this is yummy recipe priya...ore paneer recipe pottu thakaringa....pic is not visible priya....

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow..that looks so rich and creamy..something new..

Uj said... Reply To This Comment

hey very nice entry

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow a different and rich side dish...Looks so delicious :)

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Thats kool, luv almonds and cashews already in curry....if I find paneer, this will be my next dish.

Vaidehi Bhave said... Reply To This Comment

pic looks very nice


Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I ve posted badam paneer dish in my blog too... but the version is very different. Love the white rich gravy

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very easy and rich recipe. good one priya.

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Its really a great pleasure to see all ur comments friends...Thanks a lot..

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Rich gravy,and very new to me .Does it taste sweet?

lubnakarim06 said... Reply To This Comment

Something new and looks yummylicious. Thank you for sending it down to FIC-White.

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

This is a new dish to me! Sounds very tasty too:) My children are complaining that I have stopped making vegetarian treats so I have decided to indulge them sometimes - I am sure they will love this!