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
Salt
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.

5 comments:

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