Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Paneer Makhani

Paneer Makhani

Don't kids just love eating this ,like their favourite dish at a party, and adults  include this dish in their list of entertaining dishes.
Also, we love eating  this dish  but fear from the hassle !! I have a recipe to share with all that will not only eliminate the laboriousness work but also give it that party look and taste.
Just follow these simple easy steps and enjoy home made but party looking dish!!




Paneer Makhani 

Ingredients
4 medium sized red tomatoes pureed or use a 8 oz can of pureed tomatoes
500 gm Paneer (cottage cheese) cut in inch cubes, available in Indian stores
1/4 cup powdered cashews
2 tspn freshly grated ginger
1/4 tspn green chillies chopped finely
Salt to taste
1 tspn red chilli powder
2 tspn butter
2 tspn cooking oil
1 tspn honey
1/4 cup full cream (can also use half-and-half)
2 to 3 cloves,1/4 tsp cumin seeds, 1 inch cinnamon stick,3 to 4 green cardamoms seeded
2 tspn garam masala powder (Indian spice mix)
2 tspn freshly cut coriander leaves for garnish



Paneer Makhani

1.Heat a medium sized pan over low to medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil and then butter.
Next add in cloves,cumin seeds,cinnamon,cardamom seeds. Add ginger and green chillies.
 For seasoning add salt, red chilli powder and stir in cashew powder., allow it to turn slight golden brown for a minute, Next stir in  the tomato puree.Cover and boil over low to medium heat, allowing the curry to sizzle for a few minutes,
2. Add in paneer cubes and continue to cook another  10 minutes. Lower the heat and add in  full cream and garam masala, and honey. Cook for another 5 minutes.Garnish with dried fenugreek leaves (available in Indian store) or garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
And there you have it , restaurant style creamy and silky smooth paneer makhani. Enjoy hot with Indian bread or rice.
Cottage cheese (Paneer cubed)

Canned Tomato puree and whole spices 

Heat oil add the whole spices

Grind cashews to powder

Add cashew powder to kadai 

Add tomato puree , spices and cream to form gravy


Mix Paneer with the gravy

Allow to cook

Makhani paneer ready


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