Having guests at home and have no idea what to cook? This is the most common dilemma that I face whenever I have guests coming over for lunch or dinner. Some time ago, I tried this paneer dilkhush recipe and it turned out to be delicious. It is very easy to make. It takes just a few minutes and requires some very basic ingredients. So at least now, I have a recipe that I can trust to please my guests. If you want to impress yours, do give it a try. So here is the recipe.
Ingredients needed for Paneer Dilkhush
Ghee – 3 tbsp
Whole black pepper – 3-4 no.s
Whole black cardamom – 2-3 no.s
Cloves – 3-4 no.s
Cinnamon – 1-inch piece
Onion – 2 cups ( finely chopped )
Tomato purée – 2 tbsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Kitchen king powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Fresh cream – 3 tbsp
Cashew nuts – 3 tbsp (soaked in water for 10 minutes and blended to make a paste)
Paneer – 300 gm
Fresh coriander to garnish
How to make Paneer Dilkhush
Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.
Add black cardamom, black pepper, cloves and cinnamon.
Fry for half a minute.
Add onions and fry till golden brown.
Add tomato puree and fry for a minute
Remove the pan from heat and let it cool.
Blend the masala in a blender to make a smooth paste.
Return the masala to the pan.
Add half a cup of water, red chili powder, garam masala powder, kitchen king powder and salt.
Let it cook for 5-6 minutes on low heat.
Add paneer, fresh cream and cashew nut paste.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Add water if required.
Garnish with fresh coriander.
Serve hot with butter naan or lachcha parantha.
If fresh cream is not available, blend malai with little water in a blender and use it in place of cream.