Monday, 20 August 2012

Paneer Makhana Curry

Paneer Makhana Curry
(Cottage Cheese)

Paneer Makhana Curry


250 gms paneer (cottage cheese) cubbed
2 cup makhana
1-2 onion chopped
1 tbsp cashew nut paste
2 tbsp  fresh cream 
1 cup tomato puree
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp red chili powder 
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp garam masala 
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
2 tbsp clarified butter 
Water as required
Salt to taste


1. Heat clarified butter in a pan. Fry makhana in  it.

2. Soak poppy seeds in water for 1 hour.

3. Make a  fine paste of soaked poppy seeds.

4. Now heat clarified butter in a pan. Add  mustard seed,cumin
    seeds let it crackle add onion, ginger garlic paste & cook it till
    become light brown.

5. Add poppy seeds paste,cashew nut paste & tomato puree stir
    it till clarified butter separates.

6. Add  salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder,coriander powder
    & saute for 2-3 mins.

7. Add water,paneer,garam masala & let it come to boil & cook
   for 2-3 mins.

8. Now add makhana,fresh cream , mix well & remove it from heat.

9. Transfer it to a serving dish & garnish with  coriander leaves.

10. Serve hot .

Paneer Makhana Curry

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