Thursday, March 8, 2007

Paneer Makhani

Paneer is one of my favourite things ..though my hysband hates it ..I can have it in any form ..Paneer Makhani is a famous dish and goes well with chappatis..Its rich so we need to forget our calorie count ..but my idea is that its ok to binge once in a while..

Ingredients:

  1. Paneer(Cottage cheese) - 300 gms
  2. Tomatoes - 5 chopped roughly
  3. ginger - 1" piece(chopped)
  4. Butter - 2 tbsp
  5. Oil - 2 tbsp
  6. Sugar - 1 tsp
  7. Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  8. Tomato ketchup - 1 tsp
  9. Cashewnuts or Melon seeds - 4 tbsp soaked in a little water & ground to a paste
  10. Kasoori Methi (dried fenugreek leaves) - 2 tsp
  11. Milk - 1/2 cup (approx.)
  12. Cream(optional) - for garnishing

Method:

Fry paneer pieces in 1tsp oil.Microwave tomatoes & ginger in a deepdish for about 4 mts .Tomatoes become soft & skin peels off easily.Blend this to make a puree & keep aside.Heat oil & butter in a pan.Add the puree,salt sugar,red chilli powder & garam masala.Saute till oil separates(it takes a litle while).Now add tomato ketchup.Continue cooking over medium flame.Add cashew paste & kasoori methi.Mix & fry for 1 mt.Add 1/2 cup water & cook .Finally add paneer pieces,milk.Cover & cook for 3 mts on low flame.Garnish with cream & kasoori methi .Serve hot.

*U may omit the cream if u want.If u still want to garnish u can do so with milk as well..

2 comments:

maheswari said...

Makhani looks great.I usually don't fry paneer pieces, will try dong it the next time.Are you Deena pariyanghat?

Maheswari said...

That's great deena...i loved your hand works.Expecting delicious dishes from you..Good luck with blogging..