Paneer Makhni

Paneer Makhani is a one of the most popular main course dishes in the Indian cuisine. In this dish, the Indian paneer is cooked in rich creamy tomato gravy. This is a very sumptuous dish and is easy to prepare. Whether you serve it with Indian Flat bread or rice, everyone is going to relish this mouth-watering recipe!


6oz paneer ( cut in cubes)

1/4 cup cashews

2 tbsp sesame seeds (til)

4 medium size tomatoes medium (cut into small pieces)

1 tbsp chopped ginger

1 green chili (chopped)

2 tbsp butter

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

A pinch of asafoetida

Salt, according to taste

1 tsp sugar

2 tbsp heavy cream

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/4 cup green coriander(chooped)

 Step by Step recipe to prepare Paneer Makhni

  1. Grind cashews and sesame seeds together and set aside.
  2. Make a puree by grinding tomatoes, ginger and green chilli together. Set this puree aside.
  3. Soak the paneer cubes in 2 cups of hot water and leave for 15 minutes. (This softens the paneer cubes and increases their texture.)
  4. Heat butter in sauce pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida in hot butter. When the cumin seeds start crackling, add cashew and sesame seeds powder and roast for a minute. Now add tomato puree to this mixture and mix well.
  5. Add remaining spices, salt and sugar in this mixture and mix well. Cover the pot with a lid as tomatoes starts splattering while cooking. Cook till the tomatoes start leaving oil.
  6. Now add cream to the pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Check for the consistency and add water accordingly, a cup would be sufficient though.
  7. Strain the paneer cubes from water and add into the gravy. Cover the pan and stir occasionally. Turn off the flame,
  8. Add green coriander and garam masala and stir.

Serve hot and enjoy!

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