Badami Paneer

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Badami paneer is referred to a paneer dish where paneer is cooked in almond gravy. The texture of the gravy is smooth, rich and creamy. This goes very well with Naan, paratha or roti.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 2


  • 250 gm Paneer
  • 20 Almonds nos
  • 2 Onion finely chopped medium
  • 4 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 2 Tomato medium
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 cloves - 2
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 4 tbsp Refined Oil
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Desi Ghee


  • Soak the almonds in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • After soaking the almonds, remove the skin and keep them aside.
  • Cut the paneer into long cubes.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan and sauté the paneer cubes with little turmeric powder and salt and keep them aside.
  • Take almonds and tomatoes in a blender and make a smooth paste.
  • Heat remaining oil and add chopped onion and garlic. Sauté till they are translucent and change the color.
  • After that add ginger paste and cook well.
  • Next add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and red chilli powder. Mix them well.
  • Now after cooking the masalas switch off the gas and allow to cool the masala for some time.
  • Next take the masala mixture in a blender and make a paste.
  • Now heat ghee in same pan and add cinnamon stick, cardamom, clove and bay leaf.
  • Next add almond and tomato mixture and cook until the raw smell of tomato is gone.
  • Add sugar and salt and mix well.
  • After that add the masala paste and mix well.
  • Add 1 or 11/2 cup water and allow to boil for some time.
  • Next add green chilli and sautéed paneer into the gravy and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Finally, switch off the gas and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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Amrita Roy
Amrita Roy

I am Amrita, a medical writer by profession and love to experiment with food. My passion of writing and cooking has motivated me to create an accessible diary (Blog: Motions and Emotions) where I share my thoughts and culinary skills. Generally I share easy and tasty recipes which can be tried by any one starting from novice to experienced, bachelor to married persons.

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