Badami Paneer, creamy Indian Curry dish made without cream. Almonds brings in all the nuttines to the dish and makes it delectable. Almonds / Badam can be replaced to Cashew nuts when made for kids especially. This makes complete meal by itself for Keto / Paleo / LCHF dieters.
Almons / Badam - 20 nos
Paneer - 200 grams
Green Capsicum - 1/2 (optional)
Onion - 1, medium
Tomatoes - 2 , medium
Ginger - small piece
Garlic - 3 pods
Bay Leaf - 1
Cardmom - 1
Cinnamon - small stick
Ghee / Butter - 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt as required
Soak almonds overnight in enough water. Next day discard the water peel the skin of 10 almonds and thinly slice them. Grate the tomatoes, cube the paneer, capsicum.
Make the masala with remaining almonds, onion, ginger, garlic to smooth paste.
Heat ghee in pan saute the paneer, capsicums if using until crispy and set aside.
In the same pan saute bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon stick, masala in lowest heat until it thickens and dries up.
Add the tomatoes, spice powders with salt mix well and cook in medium heat, if you prefer a thin gravy at this point 1/4 cup water can be added.
Ad capsicum, paneer cover and cook for 6- 8 minutes. Add fresh coriander, sliced almonds mix and serve hot.