Monday, 5 June 2017

Badami Methi Mango Paneer - Indian Cottage Cheese, Fresh Fenugreek and Mango in Almond Gravy

Badami Methi mango Paneer-Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

Truly Moreish! Badami Methi Mango Paneer  Indian cottage cheese cubes, fresh fenugreek leaves and sweet mango cooked in an exquisite almond gravy, which is made with almonds, onion and aromatic spices. This curry is fit for a royal treat, serve it with roti, paratha or naan so to not to miss a single drop of the delicious gravy.

Badami Methi mango Paneer-Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

Paneer is a saviour when you want to prepare rich Mughlai recipes, it's the best meat replacement for vegetarians when we are in need of nutritious and good protein ingredient. Most of us either at home or in restaurant indulge in the ever so versatile and all time favourite Paneer Curries. Whether there is a small get-together or big occasions such as weddings or parties Paneer Curries are always on top of the list on the feast menu.

Badami Methi mango Paneer-Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

Our all time favourite Palak Paneer, dead easy to prepare and little lighter on the stomach because of the addition of spinach. Shahi Paneer is a truly finger-licking fare. Veg Paneer Makkhanwala without Onion and Garlic curry gives you a choice to make this recipe on many religious occasions or when there are Jain or Swaminarayan guests on the list and you are restricted to use onion and garlic. This rich and delicious Paneer Matar Pasanda is sure to win your heart and mind. If you haven't tried any paneer curries yet, I would recommend classic North Indian delicacy Matar Paneer .

Badami Methi mango Paneer-Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey


More Paneer Recipes-> Tandoori Paneer Tikka | Paneer Paratha | Chilli Paneer | Desi Chilli Paneer | Paneer Chetinaad | Shahi Farali Paneer Makhana | Paneer Kali Mirch

Paneer has it's delicate and milky flavours thus it can be used in sweet recipes as well as savoury dishes as flavours of paneer blends so well in both types of dishes. You can whip up the classic and all time favourite Bengali sweet delicacy Ras Malai or Ras Gulla! Spoilt for choice? Here is my rich and elegant Paneer Pista Rolls definitely will make you weak at knees :) and my Shahi Mango Paneer Kheer for our Mango Crazy readers.

Badami Methi mango Paneer-Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

More Sweet Paneer Recipes-> Paneer Kaju Ladoo | Paneer Gulab Jamun | Paneer Doodh Poha

The Badami Methi Mango Paneer inspired by another hugely popular rich and luscious curry, Badami Paneer. Now that warmer weather is upon us fresh big methi bunches and mangoes are available in Indian grocery stores, I had to tweak this recipe so experiment went ahead and results were positive. Slightly bitterness of fenugreek leaves mellowed down by the sweetness of mangoes and creamy almond gravy.  Mango lends their vibrant colour and juicy flavours to this curry. Love mangoes in curry? Have a look my Vegan Tofu, Mango and Coconut Curry.

Badami Methi mango Paneer-Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey


More Methi Recipes-> Methi farsi Puri | Oats Jowar Methi Thepla | Methi Ajwain Fougasse | Methi baingan | Lapsi, Methi and Bajra Muthia

Notes:-
Not a fan of methi, you can omit it totally.
Instead of fresh mango, you might like to use pineapple pieces.



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Badami Methi Mango Paneer
Badami Methi Mango Paneer Indian cottage cheese cubes, fresh fenugreek leaves and sweet mango cooked in an exquisite almond gravy, which is made with almonds, onion and aromatic spices.
Ingredients
  • 250 g Paneer cut into cubes
  • 150 g Methi leaves fresh
  • 100g Mango cubes ( Ripe but firm)
  • 3-4 tbsp. Oil or ghee
  • salt to taste
  • 5-6 tbsp. Almonds ( soaked and peeled)
  • 100 ml Single cream
  • one big Finley chopped onion
  • 7-8 big fat Garlic cloves
  • 3-4 Green chillies
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger crushed
  • 1 tsp. Kasoori Methi
  • 1/2 tsp. Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp. Ground cumin and coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. Garam masala
  • Pinch Kitchen King masala ( Optional)
  • one big Ripe tomato chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Almond slivers
Instructions
Heat 1 tbsp. oil or ghee in a kadai.Add garlic, onion, chillies and ginger, saute for 5-6 minutes.Add chopped tomato and soaked almonds and cook the mixture further for 4-5 minutes.Transfer the mixture to the grinder and make a coarse paste.In a heavy bottom pan or kadai heat oil or ghee and add chopped fresh methi leaves and saute for 3-4 minutes. Leave it aside.Heat remaining oil or ghee in a Kadai and add almond paste and cook for a couple of minutes.Add cardamom powder, kasoori methi.Mix well, then add all the other remaining masala and cook the gravy on a low heat.Meanwhile, apply little oil on the paneer cubes and grill until little brown on both sides, or use tawa or griddle.You will see fat separating from the almond gravy. Now add cream and simmer for few seconds.Add sauteed methi and grilled paneer.Mix everything gently, and let the curry cook for 3-4 minutes. If gravy gets thicker add couple of TBSP milk.Just before you switch off the heat, add mango cubes.Mix well and garnish it with the almond slivers and coriander. Serve hot with naan, roti or paratha.Enjoy!
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6-8 servings



























































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19 comments:

  1. Paneer curries were my absolute favourite type of curry I ate when I was in India. I've never cooked with it myself though. Definitely going to see if I can get my hands on some of it and give this recipe a try. It looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you Nicola for a lovely comment. If you want to give it a try I would recommend to prepare palak paneer or matar paneer, simple and straight forward recipe. hope you like it :)x

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  2. A delicious looking recipe, would love to give it a try :)

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    1. Please do and let me know if you try it out :)x

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  3. A lovely recipe, would love to give it a try :)

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  4. Wow, your pictures are beautiful! I am always looking for new recipes to try! I can't wait to try this!

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    1. Thanks Cindy for a lovely comment. Please do try and let us know how it turns out for you:) happy Cooking x

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  5. Oh my goodness I am literally drooling over my keyboard, this curry looks so incredibly delicious, your photographs really do it justice:-)

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    1. Thanks Camilla:) You made my day.x

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  6. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and this curry looks to die for! I've never tried paneer but always wanted to!

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    1. Thank you Emily for the kind words. If you get chance please do try paneer, I am sure you'll like it:)

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  7. This looks amazing. I love paneer, it's so good at absorbing flavours. The colours in this dish contrasting with the blue background looks so tasty.

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    1. Thank you Angela :) yes that is why paneer so so good in savory and sweet recipes.

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  8. The blue tray you used here looks beautiful with this dish! SO many flavors going on here.

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    1. Thank you Michelle :) many flavours dances here.

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  9. Im inspired by the use of mangos in this. I have seen so many good ones at the market but never know what to make with them! I just printed the recipe so I can shop for the ingredients to make it this weekend... thanks

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    1. Thanks Cecered for the comment. Let us know how it turns out for you.

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  10. This sounds like a great summer dish. Love the addition of mango and the natural sweetness it brings to this paneer recipe!

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    1. Thanks Hollywoood, yes mangoes makes everything nice :)

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