Paneer Makhanwala Recipe

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Paneer Makhanwala
How to make Paneer Makhanwala
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Paneer Makhanwala Recipe: This is a delicious paneer gravy dish. Soft cottage cheese cooked in a creamy, buttery & rich tomato gravy. Paneer Makhanwala is perfect for dinner party.

Ingredients of Paneer Makhanwala

  • 400 gms Paneer
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 750 gram Tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 100 gram Onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cashew nuts
  • 1 + ½ tbsp Green Chillies, chopped
  • 1 + ½ tbsp Kashmiri Degi Mirch powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Cream
  • 1 tbsp Kasuri Methi, crushed
  • 2 pieces Bay leaf
  • Green Cardamom 2 pc
  • to taste Salt
  • as required Water

How to Make Paneer Makhanwala

  • 1.Cut paneer into cubes and soak in the warm water till required.
  • 2.In a large frying pan heat ghee over a medium high heat, add in the bayleaf, whole green cardamom, ginger garlic paste, 1 tbsp of green chillies, onionsand sauté for couple of minutes.
  • 3.Mix in the tomatoes, cashew nuts, salt to taste, 1 tbsp of degi mirch and sauté for couple of minutes.
  • 4.Add in water to almost cover the tomatoes and let it simmer until they are soft, should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 5.Take the frying pan off the flame and let the mixture cool down. Remove and discard the bay leaf from the mix. Grind to a smooth fine puree in a blender and strain.Keep aside till required.
  • 6.For finishing, heat up a sauce pan on medium flame, melt butter, add in the chopped ginger, ½ tbsp of green chillies and sauté for a minute, add in the ½ tbsp of degi mirch powder and stir well (careful not to burn the mirch powder, add in a table spoon of water immediately if required).
  • 7.Pour in the smooth fine puree to the sauce pan, add sugar and bring to a boil and simmer.
  • 8.Adjust the consistency and seasoning, add in the soaked paneerwithout water and simmer for furtherfive minutes.
  • 9.Stir in the cream, kasuri methi and simmer for another minute.
  • 10.Serve hot garnished with a drizzle of cream and crushed kasuri methi.
Key Ingredients: Paneer, Butter , Ghee, Ginger garlic paste, Tomatoes, roughly chopped, Onion, roughly chopped, Cashew nuts, Green Chillies, Kashmiri Degi Mirch powder, Ginger, Sugar, Cream, Kasuri Methi, crushed, Bay leaf, Green Cardamom 2 pc, Salt, Water