Badami Paneer

Finger-licking fare, this truly is! Succulent cubes of cottage cheese are cooked in a luxurious paste of almonds and onions, along with a horde of spice powders that add a lot of zing to this intensely rich dish.

Although the almond paste seems similar to the cashew-onion paste that is used in a lot of Mughlai dishes, the use of almonds gives it a totally different taste and texture, which sets the Badami Paneer a class apart.

A dash of cream further accentuates the richness of this subzi, making it a perfectly royal treat, which can be cooked easily in the Microwave oven, without any fuss.

Serve with your favourite Rotis / Puris / Parathas .

Badami Paneer

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Badami Paneer recipe - How to make Badami Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings
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1 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1/2 cup tomato puree
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
2 tbsp fresh cream
a pinch of sugar
4 tbsp oil
salt to taste

To Be Ground To A Smooth Paste
20 almonds (badam)
4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
12 mm (1/2") piece of ginger (adrak)
1 tsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup water

For The Garnish
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Combine the paneer, turmeric powder, ½ tsp of chilli powder, 1 tbsp of oil and salt in a microwave safe bowl, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the remaining 3 tbsp of oil and the prepared paste in a microwave safe bowl, mix well, cover with a microwave safe lid and microwave on high for 5 minutes, while stirring once in between after 2½ minutes.
  3. Add the tomato purée, remaining chilli powder, garam masala, cumin seeds powder, coriander powder and salt, mix well and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the paneer, cream and sugar, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy725 cal
Protein17.9 g
Carbohydrates16.1 g
Fiber1.5 g
Fat65.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A989.3 mcg
Vitamin B1-1 mg
Vitamin B2-1 mg
Vitamin B3-0.2 mg
Vitamin C24.8 mg
Folic Acid22.4 mcg
Calcium599.1 mg
Iron1.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium15 mg
Potassium152.9 mg
Zinc0.5 mg


Badami Paneer
 on 08 Sep 18 04:37 PM

Badami Paneer
 on 27 Apr 17 07:30 AM

The recipe surely looks delicious but I couldn''t make it as it requires a microwave which I don''t have. One suggestion, kindly tag recipes which requires any specific cooking medium like microwave as everybody might not have one. Rest the app and recipes are superb. Kindly add a section of quick and easy recipes for bachelors or single people. Thanks for this mouthwatering app :)
Tarla Dalal
27 Apr 17 08:45 AM
   Hi Vinay, Below is the category tree , which will surely help you.
Badami Paneer
 on 04 Feb 17 04:20 PM

Superb dish! I used only a teaspoon of crushed chilli in the paste and it was enough. My family relished this! Thank you.
Badami Paneer
 on 22 Aug 16 11:39 AM

CB - really yummy and easy to make! However, I felt the garlic overshadowed the taste of the badam. I would make it next next without garlic and lesser whole red chilli
Badami Paneer
 on 08 Dec 14 12:45 PM

Tried this recipe being quick recipe & turned out to be awsome dish. With use of very little spice it gives a very good taste.
Badami Paneer
 on 08 May 14 05:24 PM