How to make Badami Paneer Masala - SK Khazana -

A rich and creamy paneer dish – best served with paratha or naan

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Almond paste (आलमंड पेस्ट), Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Badami Paneer Masala - SK Khazana

Badami Paneer Masala - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Badami Paneer Masala - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Almond paste blanched, peeled and ground 1/2

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into 1 inch cubes 250 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Cloves 3

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh ceram 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add fennel seeds and saute till their colour changes. Add cloves, ginger and onions, mix and sauté till onions are golden.

Step 2

Add tomatoes, mix well, cover and cook till tomatoes are pulpy.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and cumin powder, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add salt, mix well and cook for 30 seconds. Take the pan off the heat and let the mixture cool slightly. Transfer into a blender jar and blend into a fine paste.

Step 4

Heat another non-stick pan, add the ground paste and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add almond paste and fresh cream, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add salt and mix. Add paneer pieces and mix gently. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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