Paneer Makhani Recipe

Paneer Makhani Recipe| How to make Paneer Makhani

What is Paneer Makhani?

Paneer makhani recipe is a delightful main course preparation of cottage cheese (paneer) which is cooked in smooth and creamy, yet simple and subtle gravy. Paneer 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 Recipe

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

Paneer Makhani Recipe

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

Paneer Makhani Recipe

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

Paneer Makhani Recipe

13. Garnish with Kasuri methi and chopped coriander leaves

Paneer Makhani Recipe

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

Paneer Makhani Recipe


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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