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Badami Paneer/Paneer in Creamy Almond Curry

Creamy, rich, and finger-licking delicious, this badami paneer is easy to make and an absolute delight to serve at the dinner table. Goes well with rice or any type of bread.


  • 2 Tbsp Ghee/Oil of your choice
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 2 Small Bay leafs
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Green Chillies(Optional)
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder(optional)
  • Salt according to the taste
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Kasoori Methi
  • 20 Almonds( soaked for 30 minutes in hot water.Peel the skin and use them).
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream(you can reduce the quantity if you want)
  • 10-12 Big Cubes Paneer
  • 1 Medium Chopped Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh chopped Cilantro.


  • Heat a pan .Add 1 tsp oil and heat it .
  • Add onion and saute it on low /medium flame ,till it looks transparent .
  • Add green chilli and almond to it .Mix them and saute them nicely.
  • Grind everything into a smooth paste .If you need add one tbsp of water.Make sure the paste is quite smooth.Keep it aside.
  • Take a clean pan .Add oil to it.
  • When its hot ,add cinnamon stick,cloves,cardamom and bay leaf .Let them sizzle for 30 seconds.Add ginger garlic paste and saute it till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add ground onion almond paste to it .saute it on low flame for 30 second .
  • Add turmeric powder,coriander powder,red chilli powder and salt to it .Stir it quite well.
  • Saute for 2 minutes on low flame .If you think its sticking to the pan ,add one tbsp of water to it.
  • Add cream and kasoori methi to the pan and stir it to make a smooth thick curry.
  • Add paneer cubes and mix them carefully .Do not break them .
  • Taste the seasoning .If you want to add salt ,do it now .
  • If it's thick for your liking add little warm water .Do not make this very thin as its tastes better when the curry is thick and creamy.
  • Garnish with cilantro (optional)
  • Enjoy with any type of bread or rice.
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