Paneer Korma

Paneer Korma
2y+
Main Course

Paneer is rich in protein, Vitamin B12, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and selenium. Paneer korma is a delicious dish that can be served with rotis, chapattis, naan or rice. Follow this recipe to make this dish at home in a restaurant style easily. 

Ingredients: 20-22 almonds, ¾ onions roughly chopped, 200 gm paneer, ½ tsp shah jeera, ¼ tsp black pepper powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, 1 inch cinnamon, 2-3 green cardamoms, 4 cloves, 2-3 single strands of mace, 2 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 green chilli slit, 3 tbsp low fat cream, 1 tbsp rose water, 1 cup water, 2 tbsp ghee, a few pinches of crushed saffron, salt. 

Steps: 

 1. Blanch the almonds in hot water and leave it soaked for half an hour. After 30 minutes, peel and slice the almonds and set aside. 

 2. In a pan, take ¼ cup of water and add chopped onions. Simmer till the onions are soft. 

 3. Put the almonds along with a little water in a jar and grind to a smooth paste. 

 4. Add the cooked onions into the blender and grind into a smooth paste. 

 5. Heat ghee in a pan and add the whole spices. When you can smell the aroma, add the onion and ginger-garlic pastes. 

 6. Saute for a few minutes but do not brown the pastes. Next, add the almond paste and sauté. 

 7. Keeping the flame low, cook the paste for a couple of minutes. Add 1-2 green chillies, pepper powder and coriander powder. Saute for a minute. 

 8. Add curd to the mixture and stir continuously. Add a cup of water to this and let it simmer for about 4-5 minutes. 

 9. Add the paneer cubes and let it cook for about a minute. 

 10. Top off with low-fat cream and stir well

 11. Switch off the flame, add rose water and stir gently.

Garnish with a few saffron strands and serve it for lunch or dinner.