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Delightful Cottage cheese gravy

My kids love paneer, so it has to be on the menu at least once every ten days. I always need to come up with something different to keep it exciting for them.

This cottage cheese gravy has a flavourful blend of aromatic tandoori masala powder , biryani masala powder and cashew nuts adding a luscious texture. This gravy can be enjoyed with some rice, pulao, naan bread or rotis



Ingredients

500 grams of cottage cheese/ paneer

Cut into cubes

Ingredients

2 onions finely chopped

3  medium size tomatoes chopped

2 green chillies finely chopped

20 cashew nuts

Method 1

Saute the finely chopped onions in a pot with some oil until they turn lightly brown. Add in the  chopped tomatoes and cook, occasionally stirring until they turn soft. Mix  in the finely  chopped green chillies and stir fry. Once cool , grind to a paste along with the cashew nuts , without adding any water.

Ingredients

1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves

Few mint leaves finely chopped

2 tablespoons of dry Fenugreek leaves/ kasuri methi.

1 tablespoon of tandoori masala powder

1 tablespoon of biryani masala powder

1/4 teaspoon of chilli powder

1 tablespoon of butter

1 teaspoon of butter

Salt if required

Method 2

Using the same pot/ vessel , add a tablespoon of butter. Next , add in the ground masala and 1 cup water.

Incorporate the spice powders ( tandoori masala powder and biryani masala powder) , 1 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Add in the dry Fenugreek leaves, cottage cheese cubes , chilli powder and mix well.

Finally , add a teaspoon of butter , salt only If required and. Finely chopped coriander and mint leaves.

Note : You can adjust the amount of biryani masala powder according to your taste preference as it depends on the brand used.  I used shaan biryani masala powder and shaan  tandoori masala powder.Both these spice powders contain salt.


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