Nawabi Paneer

Paneer has been one of the favorites with the Royal families of India for centuries. Creamy paneer made from thick milk can be a part of nearly any vegetarian preparation.

This recipe is as delicious as it is simple to prepare. Loads of mava or reduced milk and Cashewnuts are used, giving the gravy a lovely richness. A blend of subtle spices is used that make this mouth-watering white gravy absolutely irresistible!

Serve with Tandoori Roti , Punjabi Reshmi Paratha or Naan .

Nawabi Paneer

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Nawabi Paneer recipe - How to make Nawabi Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste
1 cup grated low fat mawa (khoya)
1/4 cup cashewnuts (kaju)
4 green chillies , roughly chopped
2 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
3 cardamoms (elaichi)
2 tbsp water

Other Ingredients
4 tbsp ghee
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
3 cardamoms (elaichi)
4 tbsp finely chopped onions
salt to taste
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
1/2 cup milk
2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
ginger (adrak) juliennes for the garnish

    Main procedure
  1. Heat the ghee in a kadhai, add the cloves, cardamoms and onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes till the onions turn translucent.
  2. Add the prepared paste and sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, milk and ½ cup of water and bring to boil.
  4. Add the paneer and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Serve hot garnished with ginger juliennes.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy548 cal
Protein19.4 g
Carbohydrates18.6 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat43.5 g
Cholesterol4 mg
Vitamin A477.9 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.6 mg
Vitamin B2-0.5 mg
Vitamin B3-0.4 mg
Vitamin C5.9 mg
Folic Acid2.1 mcg
Calcium751 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium5.2 mg
Potassium37.7 mg
Zinc0.4 mg


Nawabi Paneer
 on 02 Mar 13 01:45 PM

Nice cashew and khoya paste to go with this rich paneer recipe.