paneer makhani

Paneer Makhani | How to make Paneer Makhani

What is Paneer Makhani?

Paneer makhani is a delightful main course preparation of cottage cheese (paneer) which is cooked in smooth and creamy, yet simple and subtle gravy. Paneer makhani has a perfect balance of all the flavors. It can be served with steamed rice or instant butter naan.

Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Paneer Makhani

Paneer Makhani calls for

Paneer: I love to use homemade paneer for its softness and freshness.
Makhani gravy: There are multiples ways of making makhani gravy. This one is very simple and fusses free. I have used homemade tomato puree for the perfect color of my makhani gravy and smooth texture.

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How To Make Paneer Makhani

1. Heat 1 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp butter

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2. Add 1 large chopped onion, 5-6 garlic cloves, 1/2 inch chopped ginger, 10 cashews, 1 inch cinnamon stick, and 1 black cardamom, and cook till onion and cashew becomes soft

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3. Cool it and add in the grinder jar

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4. Make a smooth paste

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5. Heat 1 tbsp butter

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6. Now add paste of onion and cashews. Stir and cook till it releases oil

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7. Add 1 and 1/2 cup tomato puree and 1 tsp red chili powder

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8. Stir and cook till tomato puree thickens

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9. Add 1 cup water and mix well, and cook for 2-3 minutes

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10. Now add 3 tbsp fresh cream and mix well

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11. Add salt to taste and 1/2 tsp sugar, mix well and stir

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12. Add 200 grams paneer cubes and simmer for 2 minutes. For best results use homemade paneer

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13. Garnish with Kasuri methi and chopped coriander leaves

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14. Bon Appetit: Serve paneer makhani with naan and rice

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Nutrients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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