Paneer Makhani

8 Nov



Cottage Cheese (paneer) 10-12 1-inch cubes
Tomatoes 3
Green Chiles 2
Ginger 1/2 inch piece
Garlic 5 cloves
Bay Leaf 1
Peppercorns 4
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Green Cardamom 3
Cloves 4
Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Dried Fenugreek Leaves (kasuri methi) 1 tsp
Fresh Cream 1/2 cup

Method of preparation:

Wash, chop and grind tomatoes into paste.
Remove stems, wash and chop green chiles finely.
Peel, wash and chop ginger coarsely.
Peel and chop garlic roughly.
Grind ginger and garlic into paste.

Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
Stir fry and add ginger garlic paste and green chiles.
Add tomato puree, red chilli powder, salt and 1/2 a cup of water.
Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes.
Add kasuri methi, paneer cubes and cook for 10 more minutes.
Add the fresh cream to paneer and cook for 2 more minutes.
Serve hot with chapati or roti.

Notes: You can also add garam masala if you wish.


8 Responses to “Paneer Makhani”

  1. Happy Cook November 8, 2007 at 12:28 pm #

    Wow they are just DELICIOUS
    Love them

  2. Asha November 8, 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    Going North just before Deepavali!:D
    Looks delicious,love the pinkish color. I like the shine of spoon on the side of the bowl. Did you notice it? I thought it was beads at first!:))

  3. seema November 8, 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    Makhani looks delicious and perfect. Lovely shot. Happy diwali buddy.

  4. priya November 8, 2007 at 1:46 pm #

    hii anusha,

    your recipes definately remember me of my amma and home,
    mee vantalu chusinappadininchi eppudu intiki vellipodama anipisthondi,
    fliker lo mee photography chusanu,u r so professional and mee stamp collection bagundi,
    appadala pindi photo chusi entha noru vurindi ante tinali anipichesthondi,
    meeru aa recipe post cheyagalara please……
    take care,

  5. Lakshmi November 8, 2007 at 8:31 pm #

    Wish you n your family a very happy Deepavali. PM looks nice. 🙂

  6. sia November 9, 2007 at 2:40 am #

    happy diwali to u and your loved ones raji 🙂

  7. candle March 16, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    it looks realy deliciouc i liked it

  8. Neena May 21, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    I have tried this recipe quite a few times now. It is super and all in the family just love it. Thank you for sharing the fabulous recipe.

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