Paneer Makhmali

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This aromatic subzi gets its characteristic green colour and fresh flavour from a marinade of coriander, mint and green chillies. The addition of cashews and curds to the marinade imparts a rich flavour and creamy texture to the paneer, giving this subzi a luxurious feel. Like most preparations of paneer, it is important to serve the Paneer Makhmali fresh and hot, while the paneer remains soft and succulent.

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Paneer Makhmali recipe - How to make Paneer Makhmali

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2 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp oil
1 cup sliced onions
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste

To Be Ground Into A Thick Paste (using 2 Tbsp Of Water)
2 cups chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves (phudina) leaves
1 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
12 mm ( 1/2”) piece ginger (adrak)
1/4 cup broken cashewnuts (kaju)
1/4 cup curds (dahi)
2 garlic (lehsun) cloves
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste

For The Garnish
a few onion rings

For Serving
butter naan
  1. Combine the paneer along with the marinade in a deep bowl, toss gently and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the marinated paneer, milk, garam masala and little salt, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Garnish with onion rings and serve hot with parathas or butter naan.

RECIPE SOURCE : Swadisht SubzianBuy this cookbook

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Paneer Makhmali
 on 23 Feb 16 10:48 PM

This recipe is so simple and at the same time delicious. The fresh flavour of mint was superb. Would highly recommend it.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Sarika. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
24 Feb 16 09:36 AM
Paneer Makhmali
 on 03 Oct 15 11:20 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. Please continue to review recipes which you have made and loved from It will help thousands of food lovers to try the recipe based on your review.
05 Oct 15 10:41 AM
Paneer Makhmali
 on 26 Sep 15 03:15 PM

This paneer recipe is something that everyone must try. Paneer tasted sooo good.
Paneer Makhmali
 on 30 Sep 13 11:44 PM

Was so simple to make but tasted as if right out of a Mughlai restaurant's kitchen!
Paneer Makhmali
 on 05 Nov 12 10:44 AM

Paneer marinated in a lovely coriander and mint thick paste and then cooked with garam masala. Very tasty.