Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Paneer In Almond-Poppy Seeds Gravy

My husband wanted to call this recipe Paneer-e-Khas-Khas (he has a very good taste in food but a bad taste in names - but he still loves nomenclature almost as much as he loves eating). This dish was especially made for him...

Ingredients 

12-15 pieces - almonds, blanched
1 tbsp - white poppy seeds (khus-khus) 
1 medium size - onion, chopped
1 - green chilli (adjust according to your taste)
1 inch piece - ginger
50 gram - paneer cubes
1/4 tsp - cinnamon powder, cardamom powder and clove powder
a generous pinch of sugar
a generous pinch of dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
salt to taste
1 tsp - sunflower oil/ clarified butter (ghee)
1/2 cup - low fat milk
1/4 cup - water

Method
  1. Boil the poppy seeds in a very little water for 5 minutes. Remove the water and keep it aside.
  2. Combine blanched almonds, boiled poppy seeds, onions, green chilli and ginger and grind to a paste using very little water.
  3. Heat oil/ghee in a non stick pan, add the ground paste and fry for 5-6 minutes or until it emits a nice aroma.
  4. Add the milk, water, sugar and salt and continue to simmer on a low heat for 10-12 minutes or until the gravy is thick.
  5. Add the paneer cubes and kasuri methi and cook further for a minute.
  6. Serve hot. (Correct the consistency by adding a little milk if required)


"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" is an often quoted proverb... and is so very true :)




Enjoy!

49 comments:

  1. Rachana
    followed ur comment in my blog .its always nice to discover new logs.will come back for mre.I love paneer and that gravy looks rich enuff to indulge .mmm

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  2. Wowww such a droolworthy,rich and delicious gravy...looks fantastic..

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  3. Love paneer dishes and this looks so creamy and rich. Good one Rachana.

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  4. Your gragy looks rich and creamy a nice twist to paneer.Nice click too.

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  5. creamy and rich with the almonds and paneer!!! sure this will be a party entertainer !

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  6. wow.....rich and creamy sauce dear......that toooooo paneer with it...oh my it's a sure treat.

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  7. white gravy looks perfect..

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  8. Wonderful new recipe for me ! Will love to try out. My husband loves panner, so this one will be like a treat :)
    First time here..u have a lovely space n collection of recipes..following u!!

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  9. Very interesting gravy Rachana!! Gr8 pics too!! Loved ur blog..Thanks for dropping by and leaving lovely comment on my blog..I m gonna follow u and will be here often..

    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi Rachana, Thanks for visiting ruchikacooks. Happy Sankaranthi to you!

    The pictures just makes me drool...never tried this combination..lovely!

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  11. Gravy looks rich & yummy...perfect with Naan

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  12. Creamy and Rich gravy! Love paneer in any dish. Perfect with naan.

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  13. Visit here to share experiences and exchange links. Come meet us in <a href="http://pecintakuliner.co.cc><strong>Indonesia</a></strong>. Thanks. :D

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  14. Hi Rachana , Thanks for following my link (http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/).
    Being a north indian i love paneer be it in any form but Khus khus and almonds two important ingredients have made this dish unique. I will try this at my home and let you know the results.
    Happy Sankaranti to you and you family

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  15. I am sure to try thz coz I luv paneer in any form.wud let u noe once i try.

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  16. Paneer n almond-poppy seeds gravy sounds inviting.Different recipe!!
    Drop in sometime to my blog

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  17. hppy festival,..curry looks yum...;-)

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  18. Simply irresistibly delicious gravy with panner and almonds ..nice combination...

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  19. Thanks for dropping by and saying hi! Love your blog here. I definitely agree that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach...or at least that's what I'm counting on!

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  20. It looks very rich!I wish I could have some..NOW:D

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  21. Aweome:) Rich creamy and looks all yummy to me, can you pass the bowl, already...kidding:)

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  22. It looks delicious.
    Greetings from Paris.
    See soon

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  23. Nice wonderful recipe. Going to try this next time

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  24. Such a wonderful rich & healthy paneer..looks awesome..

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  25. That paneer dish looks rich and creamy ! Would be great for parties! I loved your Portuguese bread below too, it looked very yum !

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  26. Excellent looking gravy, my fave combo of Almonds and Poppy seeds too.

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  27. Rachana,

    gravy looks thick and creamy. nice dish.

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  28. Munchcrunchandsuch,
    Thanks :) Do drop by.

    Priya,
    Thanks:)

    Padma,
    Thanks :)

    Simply.food,
    Thanks:)

    SE,
    Thanks :)

    Prasu,
    Thanks :)

    Preety,
    Thanks :)

    Kothiyavunu,
    Thanks for your sweet comment, am following your lovely blog too. Do give it a try:)

    Renuka,
    Thanks for your lovely comment, Will keep a close watch on your blog too :)

    Ruchika,
    Thanks for dropping by :)

    Sushma,
    Thanks :)This Paneer goes really well with Naan and Rice.

    Nandini,
    Thanks :)

    Pecintakuliner,
    Thanks :)

    Hamaree Rasoi,
    Thanks for dropping by :) Do give it a try and let me know how it turned out:)

    Puja,
    Thanks :) try it out and let me know:)

    Chaitra,
    Thanks for dropping by :) Am following your lovely blog:)

    Notyet100,
    Thanks for dropping by :)

    Shama,
    Thanks.

    Saraswathy,
    Thanks a lot dear:)

    Christy and John,
    Thanks :) I am counting on that too...

    Shri,
    Thanks :) I would love to pass on this bowl right away:)

    Nostalgia,
    Thanks :)

    Malar,
    Thanks:) Would love to pass this bowl right away dear.

    Saveurs et Gourmandises,
    Thanks, You have a beautiful blog and am following it.

    Soma,
    Thanks for dropping by, Do try it out.

    A2Z,
    Thanks a lot dear:)

    Usha,
    Thanks, Am glad that you liked the bread too:)

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  29. Great recipe..thanks for your wishes !!

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  30. looks delciious! u have an awesome blog, thanks for the visit

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  32. Happy sankranti and a lovely and delicious dish.

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  33. wow rachana this gravy luks yummmy...nice creamy n rich dish

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  34. Hi Rachna, thanks for the wonderful comments dear :) this dish looks so rich and creamy...a new one for me, I'll try it soon...Happy Pongal!

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  35. Rachana, thanks for visiting my website and for your comment.
    I am glad to have found you, you have an amazing blog with phenomenal recipes.

    I am sure this dish must have tasted delish, as there are not one, but two goodies in it, Paneer and Almond. I've saved this to my favorites, will try soon.

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  36. hmmm ...Paneer -e- khas khas looks mouth watering :)

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  37. the gravy looks absolutely creamy and delicious..love it..
    Thanks for visiting my blog..you have a great blog here..

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  38. Gulmohar
    Thanks :) Hope you had a wonderful day:)

    Kittymatti
    Thanks:)

    Vincent
    Thanks:)

    Kitchen Queen
    Thanks:) and wish you the same

    Sidhdhi
    Thanks :)

    Gita
    Thanks. Do try ! And wish you the same.

    Thas,
    Thanks for your lovely comment...Do give it a shot and let me know:)

    Rahin
    Thanks dear:)

    Sowmya,
    Thanks for visiting:)

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  39. Rich gravy dear, perfect for winter. Congrats on ur award.

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  40. wow it's so tempting, very rich and creamy. Would love to have it with some roti and rice.

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  41. I am really been loving paneer recently. This looks delicious!

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  42. Sounds very delectable. Very unusual color. My kids love paneer; and this makes an excellent party dish.

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  43. The gravy looks really yummy...Since my daughter likes paneer a lot...this one's got added to my list of recipes to make.

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  44. Nice rich gravy,excellent with parathas :D

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  45. Dear Rachana,
    Thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog looks amazing as well with nice and more varieties of recipes. Will visit ur blog often.
    Have a nice day!

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  46. Definitely a very good looking bowl of gravy you made for your husband! He's very lucky! The recipe sounds very interesting and I can't wait to give it a try, thanks for sharing:)

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  47. I love a rich and creamy gravy! Your recipes are really impressive!I saw your site from the foodieblogroll and if you won't mind, I'd love to guide foodista readers to your site.Just add a foodista widget at the end of this blog post and it's ready to go.Thanks!

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