Paneer Makhani

Paneer Makhani

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पनीर मक्ख़नी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें 
પનીર મખ્ખની - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો 

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A favourite with most people while eating out at any Punjabi restaurant! paneer makhani as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of Punjab.

It uses one of Punjabi cuisines most loved ingredients butter. In traditional Punjabi houses, the women folk make pure white butter from thick creamy milk. The liquid that is left over after the butter has been removed is very delicious and cooling and makes a tasty drink.

Soft paneer chunks are dunked into a rich tomato based gravy, a must try for all paneer lovers! Serve with rotis or parathas .

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Paneer Makhani recipe - How to make Paneer Makhani

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For the gravy

  1. Combine all the ingredients along with 1½ cups of water in a deep kadhai and boil on a high flame for 10 to 15 minutes or till the tomatoes are soft, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth mixture. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the butter in a deep kadhai, add the garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bayleaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few more seconds.
  3. Add the dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala, tomato purée, prepared gravy and salt, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the curds, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  5. Add the sugar, ¼ cup of water, paneer and cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve hot garnished with fresh cream.

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Nutrient values per serving
Energy453 cal
Protein14.7 g
Carbohydrates16.7 g
Fiber2.1 g
Fat36.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A1072 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.5 mg
Vitamin B2-0.6 mg
Vitamin B3-0.1 mg
Vitamin C34.1 mg
Folic Acid35.5 mcg
Calcium463.3 mg
Iron1.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium96.8 mg
Potassium209.3 mg
Zinc0.8 mg

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Paneer Makhani
 on 11 Jan 17 11:12 AM

preparation was easy and fast. and the gravy had little Indo- Western taste.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Tanvi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
11 Jan 17 11:47 AM
Paneer Makhani
 on 07 Jan 17 08:20 PM

yes I have tried. recipe was delicious but one suggestion is plz add another option in each recipe for jain community. Nice one recipe.
Paneer Makhani
 on 11 Nov 16 12:49 PM

awesome n super tasty! thanx for dharing5
Paneer Makhani
 on 18 Oct 16 11:05 PM

Awesome. Just loved the taste & aroma (except those cloves) ??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Singh , we are delighted you loved the Paneer Makhani recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
19 Oct 16 09:42 AM
Paneer Makhani
 on 07 Oct 15 05:56 PM

Love this recipe.
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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.
08 Oct 15 11:25 AM
Paneer Makhani
 on 15 Jul 15 07:11 PM

awsm taste...
Paneer Makhani
 on 06 May 15 07:21 PM

Love this recipe. its mouth watering...
Paneer Makhani
 on 30 Jan 15 12:21 AM

Paneer Makhani
 on 10 Jan 12 05:28 AM