Paneer Noorjehan (Tomato Cheese Curry)

Course : Curry
Serves: 4
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20 medium cashew nuts
4 medium ripe tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1 teaspoon red chile powder
5 whole cloves
1 pieces cinnamon stick -- (1/2 inch)
2 cups paneer -- (see recipe below),
1 cup cream
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup coriander leaves
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
1 liter half and half milk -- (non-homogenized)
1 cup yogurt

Preparation / Directions:

Puree the tomatoes and keep aside. Powder cashew nuts and keep aside. Heat butter in a non-stick skillet on low heat and when hot add cashew nut powder. Fry for a minute and then add cinnamon and cloves. Next add tomato puree and tomato sauce. Add salt and cook for ten minutes (on low heat) or until puree thickens. Now add chile powder and cream and cook for another five minutes on medium heat. Now add paneer and coriander leaves. Stir and remove from heat. Goes well with plain white rice, pulao, Nan and Puri. Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Making Paneer: Heat milk to a boil. Lower heat and add yogurt. Keep stirring on low heat until the milk looks curdled and forms lumps. Remove from heat and put contents in a fine strainer or cheese cloth. Let stand for a few minutes until water is drained.

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