I have been wanting to try out this recipe since a long time. Since it is Valentine week I thought of giving it a try with paneer hearts. It turned out very delicious and just like the way hubby dear likes his curries, non spicy. I also made heart shaped rotis to go with the theme.
Paneer ... 400 gms
Cashewnuts .... few
Cream ....... 2-3 tbsps
Raisins ..... few
Onions .... 2 medium sized
Tomato puree ... 3-4 tbsps
Ginger .......... small piece
Garlic .......... 2-3 cloves
Coriander powder ... 1 tsp
Cumin powder ....... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder .... 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder ..... 1/8 tsp
Garam masala powder .. 1/2 tsp
Corn starch ... 1 tbsp
APF / maida .... 1 tbsp
Tomato ketchup ... 1 tbsp (you can also use chilli sauce or mint chutney instead)
Grind the onion, ginger garlic to a paste and saute in a pan with 2 tbsps of oil until the water dries up and the colour changes.
Add the tomato puree, salt and spice powders except garam masala which will be added towards the end.
Add a cup of water and simmer for a few minutes and set aside.
Cut the paneer into thin slices and using a heart shaped cutter cut out the hearts. Crumble the cuttings and save them for the stuffing.
Mix finely chopped raisins, crushed cashews to the paneer crumbs and for flavouring mix the ketchup , salt and desired spice powders.
Stuff the filling between the paneer hearts.
Make a batter with corn startch, maida and salt to a thin consistency.
Dip the stuffed paneer hearts in the batter and fry lightly keeping the colour white.
Drain them and set aside until serving.
Now place the gravy pot back on the gas and add the cream and little more water as per your gravy preference. Add the garam masala powder and simmer for half a minute.
Just before serving take the gravy in a dish and place the paneer hearts . Garnish them with crumbled paneer and cream.
Serve with heart shaped rotis.