Paneer Makhani

Paneer Makhani

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 Makhani

Recipe by VipashaCourse: Dinner, Lunch, MainCuisine: Indian


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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) 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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