Afghani Paneer

Afghani Paneer

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The Mughal maharajas had an umpteen number of chefs who spent laborious hours toiling in the kitchens to prepare the perfect meal. They ground most ingredients to powders to ensure the perfect eating experience. Though not as time consuming this recipe uses a powder of melon seeds, cashew nuts and poppy seeds. The powder is combined with other rich ingredients such as cream, milk and butter and used as a marinade for paneer. Marinating the paneer for at least 1 to 2 hours ensures that all the flavours of the marinade are absorbed.

Afghani Paneer recipe - How to make Afghani Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 satays
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2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Powder
1 tbsp melon seeds (charmagaz)
3 tbsp cashewnuts (kaju)
1 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)

To Be Mixed Into A Marinade
1/4 cup fresh cream
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp white pepper powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for greasing and cooking

  1. Combine the paneer, prepared powder and prepared marinade in a deep bowl and mix gently.
  2. Keep aside for 2 hours.
  3. Thread 6 pieces of the marinaded paneer in each satay stick or a skewer.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava(griddle), grease it with little oil, place 4 marinated paneer satays on it and cook using a little oil on a medium flame for approx. 10 minutes or till they turn brown in colour from all the sides.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 4 more satays.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per satay
Energy219 cal
Protein5.9 g
Carbohydrates4 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat19.9 g
Cholesterol8.1 mg
Sodium28.1 mg
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Afghani Paneer
 on 24 Sep 19 03:31 PM

Tarla Dalal
24 Sep 19 04:38 PM
   Deepa, glad you liked the Afghani paneer recipe. Thanks for the feedback.
Afghani Paneer
 on 20 Jan 18 08:48 AM

Too yummy !!!!
Tarla Dalal
20 Jan 18 09:15 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Afghani Paneer
 on 20 Jan 18 08:46 AM

Afghani Paneer
 on 18 Jul 17 03:51 PM

its my best choice for snak
Tarla Dalal
18 Jul 17 04:50 PM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Afghani Paneer
 on 03 Aug 15 04:43 PM

Afgani paneer.. woow royal rich paneer starters.. mildly spiced.. and a white marinade.. I love the texture the marinade.. very smooth that just melts in the mouth.. and perfectly cooked on the tava.. simply simple and delicious..
Afghani Paneer
 on 19 Jun 13 09:57 AM

Love it !