Paneer Makhani Video by Tarla Dalal

Paneer Makhani Video by Tarla Dalal

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A favourite with most people while eating out at any punjabi restaurant! paneer makhni as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of the punjab. It uses one of punjabi cuisines most loved ingredients butter. In traditional punjabi houses, the women folk make pure white butter from thick creamy milk. The liquid that is left over after the butter has been removed is very delicious and cooling and makes a tasty drink. Soft paneer chunks are dunked into a rich tomato based gravy a must try for all paneer lovers!


Recipe Description for Paneer Makhani Recipe

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Makes 4 servings
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For The Paneer Makhani Gravy
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup sliced onions
1/2 cup cashew nuts (kaju)
4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces

Other Ingredients For Paneer Makhani Recipe
3 tbsp butter
2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
25 mm cinnamon (dalchini) stick
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 cardamoms (elaichi)
2 bayleaves (tejpatta)
1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
2 tsp garam masala
1/2 cup tomato puree
salt to taste
1/4 cup whisked fresh curd (dahi)
1 tsp sugar
4 tbsp fresh cream
2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes

For The Garnish
2 tbsp fresh cream

  1. For the paneer makhani gravy
  2. Combine all the ingredients along with 1½ cups of water in a deep kadhai and boil on a high flame for 10 to 15 minutes or till the tomatoes are soft, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth mixture. Keep aside.

How to proceed to make paneer makhani

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}paneer makhani recipe{/span}, heat the butter in a deep kadhai, add the garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bayleaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few more seconds.
  3. Add the dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala, tomato purée, prepared gravy and salt, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the curds, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  5. Add the sugar, ¼ cup of water, paneer and cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve the {span class="bold1"}paneer makhani{/span} hot garnished with fresh cream.

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Paneer Makhani Video by Tarla Dalal
 on 27 Feb 16 03:52 PM

I prepared yr this dish. My first experience was amazing thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Sayani. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
29 Feb 16 10:13 AM