May 21, 2009

Paneer Makhanwala

I was looking for new recipes online which use Paneer. I found a huge list of yummy dishes here. I decided to try Paneer Makhanwala. I found a few variations of the masala by different bloggers. I made it in my own style. It tasted yum finally :)

Ingredients: -
Paneer made out of 1 lt milk, diced
200 g cream
2 tbsp butter
1 big onion, finely chopped
3-4 medium sized tomatoes, cut into pieces or use tomato puree
2-3 green chilies, slit lengthwise
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp cumin
1 clove
1” cinnamon stick
2 black pepper corns
2 tsp garam masala
½ tsp turmeric powder
4-5 cashew nuts
1 tbsp Kasoori methi
Coriander leaves & onion rings to garnish

Method: -
1. In a pan, roast Paneer cubes to golden brown by adding 2 tbsp of butter. Remove & soak them in Luke warm water.
2. In the same pan (medium flame), add another tbsp of butter & add cumin seeds. When they start to splutter, add cinnamon, pepper corns & fry for few seconds.
3. Add onion pieces along with very little salt & turmeric powder.
4. When they begin to sweat, add cream, garam masala, cashew nuts, kasoori methi & tomato pieces. Give it a good stir. Allow the tomatoes to cook well & become tender. Remove from flame & cool.
5. Grind the above cooled mixture to a fine paste. Don’t add water.
6. In the pan, now add the roasted Paneer cubes along with the paste. Add little water if the consistency is too thick & bring it to boil. Add salt.
7. Allow the Paneer pieces to absorb the masala well. This should take around 5 – 10 minutes.
8. Remove from flame, garnish with coriander & onion rings. Serve hot with any Indian bread or rice.

This was our dinner yesterday; Honeydew milk shake, Paneer Makhanwala with Naans.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Those onion rings and the cream on top mmm sure will taste great with bread too!!!

Pavithra said...

Gravy is looking so creamy and yummy dear , first time to ur blog , its wonderful . and Naan is also looking good. Wish if i am there.

Parita said...

Oh my god...paneer makhanwala looks mouth watering...i want some right now :)

Rush said...

the paneer makhanwala alongwith the naan..looks the best around in the blogworld :)..wanna get a bite of them :)

aarthi said...

I tried out this recipe and it was a super hit.. Yummy,yummy.. Thanks for posting it