Paneer Pasanda Recipe /Easy Restaurant Style Paneer Pasanda Recipe

Paneer Pasanda is an exotic delicious  paneer dish   where paneer or cottage cheese is sandwiched with khoya /mawa and some more ingredients  and then simmered in creamy tomato  based gravy .paneer pasanda is rich and perfect  dish for dinner parties or lunch ,the taste is simply super .
Paneer Pasanda  Recipe /Easy Restaurant Style Paneer Pasanda Recipe
Paneer Pasanda  taste best with Butter Naan tandoori roti or any veg pulao .Making Restaurant  style  Paneer Pasanda is easy and taste simply awesome.
For the filling
Paneer 250 grams
Crumbled Paneer 50 gram
Mawa 80 to 100 gram
2 green chillies chopped finely
1/2 tsp ginger minced
Few coriander leaves chopped fine
6 to.7 raisins chopped
8 to 10 cashews chopped
Salt to taste

2 tbsp  cornflour mixed with water to form  a slurry

For the gravy
2 big tomatoes
1 onion or 2 med sized
2 green chilles
1 tsp Ginger garlic  paste
2 to 3 bay leaves
1/2 tsp  Garam masala powder or
1/2 inch cinnamon
2 to 3 green cardamom
1 blade of javitri /mace
2 to 3 cloves

2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Kasuri  methi
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 / 2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp sugar
2 to 3 tbsp Fresh cream or malai

Cut the paneer into triangles.
Mix crumbled paneer ,mawa ,green chilli chopped  cashews and raisins chopped ginger  and coriander  leaves together add salt and mix.
Stuff a little of this filling between 2 paneer triangle.
Repeat the same with all triangles
Make a slurry of corn flour  and water.
Dip the sandwiched paneer triangle  in the cornflour  mixture.
Shallow fry the sandwiched  paneer triangle  until light golden and keep aside.

For the gravy.
Heat a pan add 1 tbsp oil then add chopped onion and saute for few minutes.
Then add tomatoes and green chilli
Now add in cashew .
Let this cool then puree to a smooth paste.
Heat a vessel /kadhai add 2 tbsp oil then add bay leaves and cumin seeds.
Add whole garam masala  let it splutter.
Now add ginger garlic  paste and saute till raw smell goes off.
Add in the tomato onion puree.
Add the chilli powder, coriander powder  and mix.
Now add salt kasuri methi,garam masala  powder *(incase not using whole spices) and saute till oil separates.
Add in some fresh cream or malai .
Gently add the fried paneer sandwiches.
Let the masala coat the paneer sandwiches ,taking care that the paneer sandwiches  are intact .
Garnish with some.more cream.
Serve with Naan tandoori roti pulao  or any flat bread.

I have used my freshly ground garam masala powder which has all the whole spices mentioned hence I skipped adding whole  spices .
Mawa is optional .

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