Paneer Makhani

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Paneer Makhani is a delicious and creamy gravy side dish from the land of Punjab. A traditional dish in Punjabi homes, paneer cubes are cooked in a creamy gravy of tomatoes, butter and cream. There are numerous regional variations of this dish, this restaurant style recipe of paneer makhani is ideal for lunches and parties. This homemade Paneer Makhani is best served with jeera rice, roti, paratha or naan.

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Paneer Makhani Recipe

Paneer makhani is a rich Punjabi gravy where paneer pieces are cooked with butter, tomatoes & cream.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: North Indian, Punjabi

Ingredients for Paneer Makhani

  • 250 gms Paneer cut into cubes
  • 250 gms Tomato Puree
  • 1 tblsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tblsp Garlic Chilli Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tblsp Cream
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • handful Coriander Leaves chopped

For Garnish:

  • Cream as required
  • 1 tblsp Paneer grated

How to make Paneer Makhani

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and stir-fry for 10 seconds.
  • Add chopped green chillies, tomato puree, red chilli powder, garlic chilli sauce and mix well.
  • Cook for a minute.
  • Add butter and sugar.
  • Add little coriander leaves.
  • Now add the paneer cubes and cream.
  • Mix gently and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, grated paneer and some cream.

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