Aam Paneer Rasmise

A delightful gravy using ripe mango purée. Enjoy this dish when mangoes are in season.

©Deepa Sekhar
©Deepa Sekhar

INGREDIENTS

Diced paneer – 1 cup (Leave paneer in hot boiling water with 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder. Strain and use in the gravy when paneer has to be added.)
Ripe mango purée – 2 cups
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1 teaspoon
White corn flour – 1 teaspoon
Boiled, cooled milk – 1/2 cup
Garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon

FRY IN OIL AND GRIND TO PASTE

Chopped big onion – 2
Green chillies – 3
Garlic – 3 flakes
Ginger A small piece
Coriander seeds – 1 1/4 teaspoon
Cashew nuts – 6
Cardamom – 1
Aniseeds(saunf) a pinch
Khus Khus – 1 teaspoon
Oil to fry – 1 1/2 teaspoon

TO SEASON

Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Refined sunflower oil – 2 tablespoons
Jeera – 1 teaspoon

TO GARNISH

Finely chopped coriander leaves
Fresh red pomegranate seeds

METHOD

Heat a heavy bottomed pan. Add oil and ghee. Season jeera. Fry the paste on a sim flame for 5 minutes. Cover it with a lid. Then remove the lid, add the mango purée and milk mixed with cornflour. Add sugar and salt to taste. Add garam masala powder. Once the gravy thickens and oil seeps on the sides, drain the paneer and add to the gravy. Simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish and serve hot with puris, roti, jeera rice and plain rice.

©Deepa Sekhar
©Deepa Sekhar

CHEF’S TIPS

1) Fry the gravy in a sim flame, because of the cashew nuts in the paste. If high flame is used, the masala will get scorched.

2) Always use boiled and cooled milk to mix in with the corn flour.

3) Double frying the gravies in summer keeps them fresh for longer time.

4) If the gravy becomes thick add boiled and cooled milk to get the right consistency.

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