How to Make Afghani Paneer

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Last Updated Jul 19, 2022

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How to Make Afghani Paneer

How to Make Afghani Paneer? Afghani Paneer recipe is very easy to make. For this recipe, you don’t require onions and tomatoes, and other hot spices. Only almonds and yogurt make the main base of the gravy. Afghani Paneer is the silky creamy gravy that is white in color. The main secret of this recipe lies in the marination. You divide the marination process into two parts. In the first part add only salt, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, and peppercorn, and add other spices in the second marination. And this marination will make the gravy, no need to make the gravy separately. You can prepare Afghani chicken in the same way.

Equipment required

  1. Blender
  2. Mixing bowl
  3. Frying pan
  4. Griddle

Ingredients required for Afghani Paneer

1st marination

  1. Fresh Paneer-200 gm
  2. Lemon-1
  3. Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  4. Peppercorn powder-1/4 tbsp
  5. salt

2nd marination

  1. Curd-150 gm
  2. Cream-2 tbsp
  3. Soaked almond-10
  4. Onion -1
  5. Mint and coriander leaves
  6. Green chili-1
  7. Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
  8. Whole spices (whole spices(green cardamom-2, cloves-5, cinnamon stick-1 inch, bay leaves-2, and peppercorns-10)
  9. Kasuri methi-1 tbsp
  10. Garam masala-1/4 tbsp
  11. Chat masala-1/2 tbsp
  12. Cumin powder-1/2 tbsp
  13. Peppercorn powder-1/2 tbsp
  14. Butter-1 tbsp
  15. Oil-2 tbsp
  16. Salt to taste
  17. coriander leaves

How to Make Afghani Paneer

In a mixing bowl Take 200 gm paneer in cubic shape, and add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste and salt

Afghani Paneer step1

Add ¼ tbsp peppercorn powder

Afghani Paneer step2

Squeeze one lemon over it, and keep it aside for 15 minutes to first marinate

Afghani Paneer step3

Now in a blender jar, add mint and coriander leaves, soaked almond, onion, green chili, and ginger garlic paste.

Afghani Paneer step4

Make a smooth paste

Afghani Paneer step5

Take a large bowl, and add 150 gm curd

Afghani Paneer step6

Add 2 tbsp cream

Afghani Paneer step7

Then pour the paste from the blender jar

Afghani Paneer step8

Add Kasuri methi, chat masala, peppercorn powder, cumin powder,  salt, and garam masala

Afghani Paneer step9

Mix well and add the paneer cubes and keep it for 1 hour to 2nd marinate.

Afghani Paneer step10

After 1 hour, take out the paneer cubes from the marination and keep them separate to fry.

Afghani Paneer step11

Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a griddle

Place slowly the paneer cubes in the griddle and fry both sides till the color changes to light brown.

Afghani Paneer step12

Now heat 1 tbsp butter and ½ tbsp oil in the same pan, and put all the whole spices in the pan.

Afghani Paneer step13

Add the marination and stir them for 2-3 minutes

Afghani Paneer step14

Add the fried paneer cubes and mix them well with the gravy and allow them to cook for 4-5 minutes

Afghani Paneer step15

Turn off the flame and add chopped coriander leaves.

Afghani Paneer step16

Now transfer them to a serving plate and serve with roti or paratha.

Afghani Paneer step17
How to Make Afghani Paneer

How to Make Afghani Paneer

Howto Make Afghani Paneer? Afghani Paneer recipe is very easy to make. For thisrecipe, you don’t require onions and tomatoes, and other hot spices. Onlyalmonds and yogurt make the main base of the gravy. Afghani Paneer is the silkycreamy gravy that is white in color. The main secret of this recipe lies in themarination. You divide the marination process into two parts. In the first partadd only salt, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, and peppercorn, and add otherspices in the second marination. And this marination will make the gravy, noneed to make the gravy separately.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine afghan
Servings 3
Calories

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • A kadai or a fry pan
  • blender
  • griddle

Ingredients
  

1st marination

  • 200 gm Fresh Paneer/ Indian cottage cheese
  • salt
  • 1/4 tbsp Peppercorn powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp  ginger-garlic paste

2nd marination

  • 150 gm curd
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 10 soaked almond
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green chili
  • Mint and coriander leaves
  • Whole spices(green cardamom-2, cloves-5, cinnamon stick-1/2 inch, bay leaf-1,  and peppercorns-    10)
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi
  • 1/4 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tbsp chat masala
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin powder
  • coriander leaves
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Peppercorn powder

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl Take 200gm paneer in cubic shape, and add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste and salt
  • Add ¼ tbsp peppercornpowder
  • Squeeze one lemon over it,and keep it aside for 15 minutes to first marinate
  • Now in a blender jar, addmint and coriander leaves, soaked almond, onion, green chili, and ginger garlicpaste.
  • Make a smooth paste
  • Take a large bowl, and add150 gm curd
  • Add 2 tbsp cream
  • Then pour the paste fromthe blender jar
  • Add Kasuri methi, chatmasala, peppercorn powder, cumin powder,  salt, and garam masala
  • Mix well and add the Paneercubes and keep it for 1 hour to 2nd marinate.
  • After 1 hour, take out thepaneer cubes from the marination and keep separate to fry.
  • Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a griddle
  • Place slowly the paneer cubes in the griddle and fry both the sides till color changes to light brown.
  • Now heat 1 tbsp butter and½ tbsp oil in the same pan, and put all the whole spices in the pan .
  • Add the marination and stir them for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the fried paneer cube sand mix them well with the gravy and allow them to cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Turn off the flame and add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Now transfer them to a serving plate and serve with roti or paratha

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