Restaurant Style Kaju Paneer Gobi Masala



Paneer Gobi Cashew Masala / Restaurant Style Paneer Cauliflower Cashew Curry


Servings: 4

Ingredients:
  • Paneer (Cottage Cheese) - 250g
  • Cauliflower(Gobi) - 250g
  • Amond -Cashew Paste -1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1 large or 1 ½ cups, chopped roughly
  • Ginger – ½ inch piece, chopped roughly
  • Green chillies – 2 small, chopped roughly
  • Tomatoes Puree –  1 cups pureed
  • Butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch piece
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 3 teaspoons
  • Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Dried fenugreek leaves (Kasoori Methi) – 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Cream (Malai) – 1 tblsp(optional)
  • Water – ½ cup (More or less depending on your liking gravy consistency)
  • Coriander Leaves– ¼ cup, chopped finely

Method:

Heat oil in a pan and fry the cauliflower for 5 min or until it turns lightly brown.



Then fry the paneer in it. 



Once it turns light brown, remove and keep aside.


In the same pan, heat another 1 teaspoon of oil on medium heat. Once hot add chopped onion, ginger ,garlic and green chillies.



Saute them till onion becomes translucent and let it cool down a bit.Once cooled grind it to a paste.



Now the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and butter. Once butter starts to melt, add bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon stick. Saute till you get nice fragrance of the whole spices about 30 seconds.


Then add onion paste, mix very well. Add some salt.



Cook till all the moisture goes away. it starts to leave the sides of the pan about 7-8 minutes.Add tomato puree.

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and salt..Mix well and cook for a minutes.Cook till oil starts to ooze out from the sides and all the moisture evaporates.



Add almond - cashew paste and let the gravy comes to a boil.


Then add the fried cauliflower and paneer in it.Add enough water to make gravy consistency. Cook it for 15 to 20 min or until the veggies cooked.


Add kasuri methi leaves. Crush methi leaves between you palm, so it will release lots of flavors.Finally add lots of chopped coriander Leaves..



Finally add the cream.Serve the Paneer Gobi Cashew Masala with roti,naan etc....






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