PANEER MAKHANI RECIPE / HOW TO COOK PANEER MAKHANI

A delicious curry made by cooking Paneer in tomato cashew gravy. This is a simple and delicious recipe. Spicing varies from recipe to recipe.

Paneer refers to Indian cheese and makhan refers to butter. Hence the name Paneer Makhani, paneer cooked with butter.

This slightly creamy dish originating from the Indian subcontinent is a must try for those who loves easy yet delicious paneer recipe.

Team this preparation with rice or roti or pulao.

TIPS

Soak paneer in hot water for 5-6 minutes to make extra soft.

Use of curd or cream is optional. Smooth sauce of tomato makes it equally succulent.

You can use peanuts if cashews not available. Just grind it with spoonful of sugar.

HOW TO MAKE PANEER MAKHANI ( STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE WITH PHOTOS)

Take paneer in a plate after washing. Now chop it in cubes.

Peel off the potato skin and chop it into cubes. Boil it for 10-15 minutes.

Cut tomatoes and capsicum. Chop into fine pieces.

Arrange the spices- 2 spoon garam masala powder, 1 spoon turmeric powder, 1 spoon salt ,2 spoon sugar , 1 bay leaf, 2 dry red chilli

Put butter in pan. Temper the butter with bay leaf and dry red chilli. Then remove it from butter. Fry paneer cubes in butter.

Put the chopped tomatoes and ginger slice and tempered bay leaf and dry red chilli in grinder.

Make a smooth paste.

Put the chopped capsicum in pan.

As capsicum turns golden, add the masala paste.

Add salt and turmeric powder and sugar and garam masala powder (1/2 of it). Add salt and sugar. Mix everything

Cook till the raw smell of the masala goes away. Now add the fried paneer and potato cubes.

Add water( preferred hot water).

Sprinkle garam masala powder and finish cooking.

HOW TO COOK PANEER MAKHANI

Prep time-10 minutes Cooking time-20 minutes Total time -30 minutes

Cuisine – North Indian

Course – Main Course

Author πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ – Tina

INGREDIENTS

Paneer -300 gm

Potato -2

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder -2 tsp

Salt -1 tsp

Sugar -2 tsp

Bay leaf -1

Dry red Chilli -2

Tomato -1

Capsicum -1

Butter

Ginger slice

Cooking Steps

Chop paneer and potatoes into cubes. Wash paneer. Boil Potatoes and fry paneer in pan.

Temper oil with bay leaf and dry red chilli. Remove them from pan. Chop capsicum and fry it in pan.

Put the bay leaf and dry red chilli in grinder. Chop the tomato and add it in same. Make a smooth paste.

Now add the paste in pan.

Cook till the raw smell of the masala goes away. Add fried paneer and potatoes.

Add the spices, salt and sugar. Mix everything.

Add water (preferred hot water)

Sprinkle garam masala powder and finish cooking.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks delicious! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heliophile's diary says:

      Thank you dear. It was delicious πŸ˜‹

      Liked by 1 person

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