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Basic Makhani Gravy ( Popular Restaurant Recipes )


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Basic Makhani Gravy, creamy tomato and cashew based gravy with a hint of kasuri methi.


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Basic makhani gravy, the name says it all! the cream and butter used to prepare this gravy gives it the name “makhani”. It is a reddish tomato-based gravy commonly used in north indian cuisines. The sour taste of tomatoes is balanced by the use of cream. Makhani gravies are an all-time favourite on the menus of almost all restaurants; the very famous paneer makhani, will tell you why! it can be combined with vegetables of your choice too, like i have done in the recipe of subz makhani.

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Makes 1.5 cup
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Ingredients

Method
  1. Combine the tomatoes, cloves and cashewnuts with ½ cup of water and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  2. Strain the paste using a strainer and keep aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a broad pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the ginger-garlic paste and the onions and sauté till the onions turn translucent.
  5. Add the strained tomato paste, chilli powder, fresh cream, garam masala, dried fenugreek leaves, tomato ketchup and sugar, mix well and bring to a boil. Keep aside to cool.
  6. Use as required.

Storage

  1. Use this gravy on the same day to make recipes of your choice. If you wish to store it in the deep-freezer for a few weeks, avoid adding butter and cream as they may get spoilt on storing.
  2. Cool the gravy completely, pour in food-grade zip lock bags or airtight containers and store under refrigerated conditions.
  3. While making the subzi using the stored gravy, thaw and use it as per the recipe. Towards the end, add the butter and cream, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
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Aman KulkarniJuly 02, 2013

this recipe had all the qualities required for a typical indian dish. it had the correct amount of spice and also the sweetness to balance the flavor

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Reviewed July 02, 2013by Aman Kulkarni

this recipe had all the qualities required for a typical indian dish. it had the correct amount of spice and also the sweetness to balance the flavor

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Reviewed July 01, 2013by Payal Parikh 86

This Makhani gravy just taste like a gravy you get in restaurants...Yumm yumm yumm...

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Reviewed April 21, 2012by rjpatel

tasty...yummy...easy gravy and one can use different way to use this gravy. I enjoyed it very much...

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Reviewed April 19, 2014by Foodie #540276

This has become an all time favourite dish at our household!! All the compliments I receive are all re-transmitted to Tarla jee from my heart!

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