Tomato Paneer

Ingredients (for 3-4 servings)

300gpaneer (cut into 1inch cubes)

4 large tomatoes (chopped)

1 large onion (chopped)

2inches ginger, (chopped)

3 cloves garlic, (chopped) 

½ tsp shahi jeera

3 tbls tomato puree

1/2 cupfresh cream

50g cashew nuts (soak in water and make paste)

3 tbls butter

1 tsp black pepper powder

1tsp red chilli powder

Salt as per taste

2 tbls kasoori methi

2 tbls thin ginger strips

Method (How to make tomato paneer)

Put the tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic and 3 cups of water into a pan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for at least 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool. Puree the cooled mixture in a blender.

In a pan, heat the butter; add the shah jeera and saute for 30 seconds. Stir in the pureed mixture and the tomato puree, and cook on a low heat for 10-15 minutes.

Add the paneer, pepper powder, and stir gently.

Add red chilli powder and salt.

Dry-roast thekasoori methi on a pan. Set aside some for garnishing, crush the restbetween your palms and add to the paneer.

Cook for another 5 minutes, and cover the lid.

Finally, add cream and cashew paste. and cook another 2-3 minuts.

Sprinkle with the ginger strips and reserved kasoori methi.

Serve hot with buttered naan or chapati and onion slices.