07 May 2013

Bon Appetit | Paneer Makhani

Much delayed but finally here; my Recipe for Paneer Makhani. I didn't make it alone, my dad helped with this (a little :P) but yes, I found it yummy!
Disclaimer: I am not a regular cook. I just make evening tea :P

I hope it looks yummy enough... :P
Here it goes...

Ingredients: (For a family of 5)
* 250gm Paneer - cut into pieces
* 6 tomatoes
* 1 tsp chopped ginger
* 2 tbsp butter/ghee and 2 tbsp oil
* seeds of 2 cardamom (choti elaichi) - crushed
* 1/2 tsp sugar
* 1 tsp Salt to taste
* 1/2 tsp Garam Masala

* 1 tsp Red Chili Powder

* 4 tbsp Cashew nuts - ground to paste after soaking in 1/4 cup water

* 1/2 cup milk/cream

* 2 Green Chilies

Let the cooking begin...

Step.1) Make a puree of 6 tomatoes, ginger and enough cup water. (1/2-1). Take this Puree in a deep dish, cover it and cook it for 5 minutes.
Step.2) Take another Dish/utensil; in that - take oil, butter/ghee, cardamom and cook for a minute. Add salt, sugar, red chilli powder and garam masala. Mix well.
Step.3) Now add the tomato puree to the above mixture and mix well. Cover it and cook for 5 minutes. Stir once. Cook uncovered for another 5 minutes.
Step.4) Add Cashew nut paste. Mix it. Add 1/2 cup water. Cook for another 5 minutes. Now add paneer. Add enough milk/cream to get a thick reddish brown gravy. Cook for another 2 minutes.
Step.5) Garnish will Green Chilli and serve hot.
Note: You can add Paneer in the gravy after Step.4 too.

Few more pictures...

To add, if you make Paneer at home; don't throw away the Paneer water. You can add it to the wheat flour while molding it. It makes Chapati yummy and soft. + added nutrients :)

Do leave in your comments, if you gonna try this! 
If you guys want me to try and put more recipes do let me know in the comments section.

Megha <3


Kanchan Advani said...

yummyyyyy ll try it on sunday lunch :)

Megha Shrimali said...

Do let me know how it goes :) thank you!!