43 PANEER MAKHANI

Paneer(Cottage cheese) Makhani(Butter)


Fried Paneer cubes - 10 -12 ( or as needed)
Capsicum/Bell pepper - 1 medium chopped into big cubes
Onion - 2 large chopped into big cubes
Tomato paste - 2 tsp
Garlic - 3
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cashew - 8 - 10
Kasuri Methi( Dry fenugreek leaves) - 1 tbsp or little more
Cinnamon, clove and cardamom - 1 each
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 bsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tbsp
Kitchen king Masala(powder) - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp


Heat a tbsp of oil and 1 /2 onions chopped and fry till transparent. To it add garlic and cashew(if you want it more thicker or creamier then can add few more cashews) and fry everything together for another 3 - 4 minutes. Remove and keep aside and when cool grind to a smooth paste.

Heat butter ,wait till it melts and add the cinnamon, clove, cardamom and cumin( These are all optional, just to give additional flavor- can always skip). Wait for few seconds and ginger and garlic paste. Saute for a minute in low flame and then add the remaining chopped onion cubes and fry to 2 minutes. Next add chopped capsicum. Fry both together for another - 2 - 3 minutes. The capsicum should still be crisp and green in color. Next add the tomato paste( Have used hunt's) and saute for a minute and add in kasuri methi and fry well till it is mixed up. Immediately add all the powders, mix well and then the ground paste. Add salt and cook till the raw smell leaves for 8 - 10 minutes. Can also add a cup of water. Switch off flame and add the fried paneer cubes.


Can cut your home made paneer into cubes and shallow fry in oil till the sides are light brown. Immediately add to the curry or if using or going to add after some time then add them immediately to cold water after frying or the other often woul be to sprinkle a pinch of salt and lime juice.

Can also use tomatoes in place of tomato paste. First put 3 ripe tomatoes in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain water and remove/peel their skin. Make a paste.
OR
Cut into thick cubes, add 1/4 cup of water and cook in a microwave for 3 minutes and then make a paste.

This gravy is one of fav side dish for paratha/chapathi/roti and my kids love the paneer in them. So I usually add more paneer. Also a favourite among friends.

So I am sending this to Shama's Family's favourite food event.
also sending these below to the same event.
Kulfi
Pineapple kesari
Schezwan Chicken Fried Rice
Shrimp Masala
Paneer Bhurji
Mushroom Kurma
Malai Kofta
Egg Biryani
Tomato Rice
Bhel Puri
Ragada Patties
Kothu Parotta
Egg Omelette curry
Appalam Poo Koottu


and also these to Srilekha's EFM- Parathas and Gravies event





43 comments/Reactions:

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hey Padma, I love this gravy... Looks very comforting and delicious!!! A few Dosas or rotis will make me double happy!!!

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Gita said...

Very rich and creamy curry Padma...looks so good :)

Cham said...

Very exotic and rich gravy, only roti missing to dip it :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow lovely gravy...Nice combination for roti...I love it...

Sush said...

Yummy yum gravy

Nandini said...

Wow! Flavorful and rich gravy! Perfect for roti!!!

Pavithra said...

Looks so yummy padma.. lovely color too... cannot see you in my space .. just wanted to check whether ur getting my updates.

Sushma Mallya said...

One of my fav's anytime,but i do it in a different way,love to try your version too as it looks very nice and delicious

ganga said...

looks spicy and delicious......

Madhuri said...

Looks very professional.liked it.

Rekha shoban said...

gravy looks thick and yummy...i never tried dis...thanks for sharing...will soon try it.

Tina said...

Rich and spicy gravy...So tempting dear...

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Very nice and lovely gravy, love your tip for making it.....

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Lovely and yummy gravy. I just love anything with paneer.

Suparna said...

hi padma,
thick creamy gravy too good with rotis. looks delicious dear
TC

Priya said...

Padma , am gonna shift my home next u, tempting and my favourite paneer makhani...beautiful clicks..

Rachana Kothari said...

Paneer Makhani looks simply irresistible! yummy!!!!

shanthi said...

Lovely and thick gravy. Adding capsicums is different.

Jagruti said...

Spicy and rich gravey!! mouthwatering dish..;0))

Soma Pradhan said...

Very yummy..Love Paneer with makhan...such a rich delicacy

Asha said...

Love the smooth sauce with Paneer, mouthwatering dish! :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

ரொம்ப சூப்பராயிருக்கு...

Jyoti V said...

Wow Padma looks so yummm.. & rich..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

lovely bowl of dish...my fav :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks extraordinary, panner gravy looks so spicy and nice.

suvaiyaana suvai said...

rich creamy!!

J said...

very rich ..paneer is my all time fav

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious gravy...thank you for this yummy entry..do send more

Gulmohar said...

Looks very spicy and rich...very tempting...

kothiyavunu said...

Very creamy and tempting makhani! Looks ready for my rotis:D

Siddhi S said...

wow veru rich n creamy dish...vl taste yummy

Shri said...

I love the color of the gravy Padma!!Looks rich:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so wonderful...

Cicily Antony said...

rich and creamy...yummy...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Gravy looks delicious!!!!

Varunavi said...

Rice and yummy gravy to have with hot parathas

sangi said...

Happy holi to u dear!
my all time fav makhani luks awesome!

Parita said...

OMG the curry looks sinfully rich and creamy! Wishing you a very happy holi!

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.
Paneer makhani looks delicious, yummy and tempting.

Subhashini said...

Hi.Me first time here.Very nice blog.New to the name of this dish but looks yummy.

ruchikacooks said...

Padma, wish you could send all these dishes to my home you know :) Paneer Makhni looks good.

Thanks for your wishes. Waiting to see the remedies you are gonna post.

Sashi said...

Lovely !! very creamy and rich !!

Akal's Saappadu said...

yummmm, the curry looks grand and gorgeous!!! interesting recipes in your favourite list too :)

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