Sunday, October 31, 2010

Paneer Pasanda

Agar aap apne pati ko bahut pyar karte hein tou unhe Paneer Pasanda bana ke khilaiye :)
With this motto I made Paneer Pasanda for DH when he was coming home after a hectic tour...and I baked  garlic naan at home....let me let you..paneer pasanda and garlic naan are deadly combination!

1 lb paneer cut in big triangles of same size

For the filling:
1 tbsp crumbled paneer
2 tbsp khoya
1 tsp rasins
1 tsp almond powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
a pinch salt
few mint leaves cut in very very small strips

1 tbsp all purpose flour
oil to fry

For the gravy,
1.5 tbsp almond powder
3 tbsp whipping cream (or malai)
1 tsp crushed black pepper
1" cinnamon stick
1 black cardamom
4-5 cloves
1 bay leaf
1 cup milk

For the filling, mix everything and keep aside. Take all purpose flour and mix in water to make a paste of pouring consistency. Now take paneer triangles and slit them so that the one end of the triangle is still attached. Fill the filling carefully inside the paneer and dip in all purpose flour paste and deep fry them. Take them out in a tissue paper to soak extra oil.

For the curry, there are tons of ways...some make spicy tomato based gravy, some make while gravy with cauliflower paste and some make while gravy with cream. My favorite one is white creamy gravy with almond flavor. Take all the masalas (cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon, black pepper) and grind them well. Mix it in the whipping cream and heat it in a pan. When one boil comes, put almond powder and milk. Boil it for 4-5 more minutes. Add salt to taste. Adjust milk as per the consistency of gravy you require. Finally add fried paneer triangles and serve hot with garlic naan.


  1. Hi Poonam ...this pasanda looks great and yes it is a deadly combo with garlic naan.

    I have posted a paneer pasanda too .... regarding your lunch box recipes , i will post a few more and will give the links of earlier posted ones too ...will let you know.

  2. Thanks Sangeeta,
    I will be waiting for your links...and your paneer pasanda looks great. I will try that some time soon too...