Chutney Paneer with California Pistachios

By Chef Grant Crilly



American Pistachio Cilantro Chutney

1 bunch (100g) Cilantro; divided

½ cup (60g) American Pistachios 

1 Small green chili (9g)

3 tablespoons (3g) Jaggaryor brown sugar 

2 tablespoons (20g) Lemon juice 

1 teaspoon (4.5g) Salt


1 inch piece (20g) Fresh ginger  

2 to 3 (10g) Fresh garlic cloves 

1 small (3g) Green Chili 

Salt to taste

1 large (125g) Shallot  

3 tablespoon (30g) Oil 

1/3 pound (175g) Paneer, cubed  

(75g)  American Pistachio Cilantro Chutney

½ cup (75g) American pistachios.

Water (as needed) to adjust the texture



For the Chutney

Wash cilantro in ice cold water.

Slice from stem side towards leaves finely, reserving top ¼ of the bunch for garnish. 

Blend cilantro, pistachios, chili, sugar, lemon juice and salt to a coarse paste in the food processor.

Cover tightly and refrigerate immediately to preserve bright green color. 


For the 

Blitz ginger, garlic, chili, and salt in a food processor until coarse paste; reserve.

Slice shallot; cook in oil until golden brown. 

Add cubes panner and sear to light golden. 

Add reserved chili paste. 

Add American Pistachio cilantro chutney.

Add reserved cilantro

Add water and stir to smooth out the sauce.

Garnish with additional cilantro and more American Pistachios.


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