Monday, June 13, 2016

Paneer Makhani - Butter Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)

This dish doesn't need any introduction as such! Normally we always end up ordering this scrumptious dish in restaurant, every time we place an order. But believe Me, its such an easy recipe with minimal ingredients but absolutely mind blowing in taste!!! Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer) simmered in sweet, sour, tangy, spicy & creamy tomato gravy, topped with more cream and served with Butter Roti or Nan!! 

Ingredients: (Serves approx.3)
  • 200 gms Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) cut into cubes
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 150 gms Tomato Puree
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 inch Ginger grated
  • 1 Green Chilli cut lenthwise
  • 2 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 5-6 Green Cardamon Pods
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Kasuri Methi Powder (Dry Fenugreek Powder)
  • 150 gms Cream
  • Salt 
  • Lemon Juice for garnish
  • 1 tbsp Oil to fry paneer if needed

  • In this preparation you may add fresh panner cubes or in a tablespoon of oil shallow fry the paneer for better texture.
  • In a sauce pan add butter, cinnamon stick, green cardamon pods, cloves, green chilies and ginger. Saute for 30 seconds. 
  • Add finely chopped onions and cook till they become translucent. Do not brown the onions.
  • Once onions are cooked add tomato puree and mix well. Add kashmiri red chilli powder & coriander powder. Now cook this mixture till oil starts separating from it. 
  • Add cream, kasuri methi powder (dry fenugreek powder), salt and honey. Mix everything well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the panner cubes and mix again.
  • Paneer Makhani - Butter Paneer is ready.
  • While serving squeez lemon juice if needed and garnish with cream.
  • Serve hot with flatbread of your choice.
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