Paneer Makhani – Makhni means cream, when soft and mellow paneer cubes cooked in a Cashewnuts, cream and tomato gravy then it’s become Paneer Makhni (पनीर मखनी). It is north India’s ever famous curry dish. It’s mostly serves with naan or roti.
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Paneer MakhaniCourse: Dinner, Lunch, MainCuisine: Indian
This microwave cooked Paneer Makhani is easy to cook and can make in no time. Can have as main dish meal with naan or roti.
Cottage Cheese (पनीर) – 200 grams
Fresh Cream (ताजा मलाई) – 1/2 cup
Tomato (टमाटर) – 5 large
Ginger (अदरक) – 1 tsp
Green Cardamoms (छोटी इलायची) crushed (only seeds) – 2
Garam Masala (गरम मसाला) – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli (लाल मिर्च) Powder – 1/2 tsp
Kasoori Methi (कसूरी मेथी) – 2 tsp
Tomato Ketchup – 1 tsp
Cashew Nuts (काजू) or Magaj (मगज) – handful
Butter (मक्खन) – 2 tbsp
Oil (तेल) – 2 tbsp
Sugar (चीनी) – 1/2 tsp
Salt (नमक) as per taste.
- Cottage Cheese (पनीर) dice cut. keep aside.
- Chop tomato (टमाटर) & ginger separately. Keep aside.
- Soak Cashew nuts (काजू) or Magaj (मगज) in 1/2 cup water for 30 minutes. Drain water and make a paste.
- In a microwave safe deep dish add tomatoes, ginger (अदरक) and 1/2 cup of water, cover and and microwave on high temperature covered for 5 minutes.
- Cool to room temperature and pure in a mixer.
- Microwave butter, oil and green cardamoms (छोटी इलायची) for 2 minutes.
- Add salt, sugar, red chilli powder and garam masala. Mix well.
- Add fresh tomato puree and tomato ketchup. Mix very well.
- Microwave on high temperature covered for 4 minutes. Stir once.
- Microwave on high temperature uncovered for 4 minutes again.
- Add cashew nuts (काजू) or magaj paste and kasoori methi. Mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water. Microwave on high temperature for 3 minutes.
- Add diced cottage cheese. Add fresh cream. Microwave on high temperature for 2 minutes.
- Garnished with butter and coriander (dhaniya) leave. Serve hot.
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