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Paneer Makhni/Butter Paneer

Aug-06-2018
Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah
15 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
Serves
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ABOUT Paneer Makhni/Butter Paneer RECIPE

Zeera Rice and Paneer Makhni! Or the melt in mouth Naans! Doesn't the combo meal sound awesome? Well! Yes! It does! This is one heavenly dish that compliments everything so very beautifully from rice to rotis to naans. A gorgeous looking one with mild subtle flavours and aroma that tickles your tastebuds. And making it is also so damn easy with the most common pantry staples available and handy in every Indian kitchen. No wonders, this is a permanent feature at our dinner table too often. Happy Cooking With Better Butter!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Indian
  • Shallow fry
  • Pan fry
  • Simmering
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. paneer cubes 400 gm
  2. onions chopped 2
  3. butter 1/4 cup
  4. oil 1 tbsp
  5. Fresh cream 4-5 tbsp
  6. Green chillies chopped 3-4
  7. cinnamon Stick 1
  8. Bay leaves 2
  9. cardamoms slightly crushed 3
  10. coriander seeds crushed 1 tbsp
  11. Kasuri methi 1 tbsp
  12. coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup
  13. turmeric 1/2 tsp
  14. ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  15. Beaten curd 1/2 cup
  16. Garam masala powder 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Heat a pan with both butter and oil at first.
  2. Shallow fry paneer cubes a bit for 3-4 minutes and remove them onto a plate.
  3. In the same pan, throw in the crushed coriander seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon and cardamom pods now.
  4. Saute for a second before adding in the chopped onions. Stir in the ginger garlic paste and saute all for about 3-4 minutes until the raw smell diminishes.
  5. Grind the green chillies with little water to make a paste. Add it to the pan. Mix well and also add beaten curd now. Simmer on a low heat for 5-8 minutes.
  6. After done, stir in the paneer cubes. Sprinkle garam masala, add both chopped coriander and kasuri methi. Do not forget to stir in the fresh cream too. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes more before switching off the flame.
  7. Garnish with more fresh cream, chopped coriander and kasuri methi before dishing it out.
  8. Serve it piping hot with zeera rice or naans.

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Yasmeen Ahmed
Aug-07-2018
Yasmeen Ahmed   Aug-07-2018

Subhan'ALLAH sounds so rich. :kissing_heart::heart::heart_eyes: Ma shaa ALLAH!

Maithili Iyer
Aug-06-2018
Maithili Iyer   Aug-06-2018

Spicy and delicious.

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