Paneer Makhani | Paneer Makhanwala | Butter Paneer

>>  Saturday, August 11, 2012

When we end up making Paneer Butter Masala every other week, it is still something kids look forward. We decided that we should make it differently for a change. This recipe that Amma did was really too good and we have another version that I end up making alternatively. As always we made sure we didn't make it so rich for a regular consumption. Still the gravy is very rich. You can make it more creamy by adding cream or malai.

Boys have their school today and we are left with a day for ourselves. That gives me a chance to try out quite some new dishes. Hopefully I should make full use of my time. However though I have so many recipes planned, just when I want to make I confused as to what to make. 
Paneer Makhani
Paneer Makhani
I was finally able to update my Index, it was really a labour of love. I was amazed myself with the variety of kid friendly recipes that I managed to make. All of them eggless, that I have almost forgotten how to use the eggs in my baking. 

I remember during my college days when I used to bake every week and mostly with eggs. All those wonderful cakes used to be shared with guests or my friends. Everybody used to enjoy the treat and my friends used to look forward to them. At times I wished I had clicked pictures of those cakes. I know I might not try those again, maybe I could make them eggless now and try.

Do you have recipes that you made many years ago, that you wish you made them again?

While you ponder on that question and respond, here's the recipe for a delicious Paneer Makhani.
Paneer Makhanwala
Paneer Makhanwala
Paneer Makhani

Homemade Paneer - made from 1 & 1/2 liter milk
Ginger Garlic - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Butter + Oil - 2 + 4 tsp
Cashew nuts - 15 whole
Milk - 200 ml
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Kasturi methi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tomato puree - 4 big (1/4 kg)
Cream - 1bsp (opt)

How to make:

Make home made paneer and keep it aside

Heat a kadai, heat 1 tsp butter and oil. When it is hot, add ginger garlic paste, saute for a min. Then add the tomato puree, add kasturi meti  Combine everything together and simmer till oil comes out.

Add red chili powder, paneer cubes, milk to the pan. Mix well and add salt.

Soak cashew nuts and make a paste.

When the milk comes to boil, add the cashew paste, simmer for couple of mins.

Now finally add the garam masala. If you are adding cream, you can add it in the end.

Else finally add the remaining butter and switch off.

Butter Paneer
 Butter Paneer
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Sowmya Karthy August 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM  

That is rich and creamy!! yummmmmm


Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj August 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM  


The Pumpkin Farm August 11, 2012 at 5:23 PM  

lovely thought Valli, even i think i have travelled far away from the days during college where some recipes were made often, which i hv not eaten for years...calls for a theme... paneer makhani recipe is great and pix look amazing

Rajani August 11, 2012 at 10:02 PM  

Takes me back to the time I was staying with my friends. All of them were wonderful cooks and I have had a great time there. Wish I could get them to cook for me now :D or get a chance to cook for them.

Lovely clicks of the curry!

preeti garg August 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM  

YUmm YUmmm!!!!

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vaishali sabnani August 12, 2012 at 7:58 AM  

I think this is a treasure recipe...simple..with ingredients..and absolutely delicious..well I hardly cooked during college busy with assignments...but still would have a few recipes if the theme comes up:))

DivyaGCP August 12, 2012 at 8:23 AM  

There are some dishes which instantly bring back the memories of college days..
Paneer makhani looks so delicious and tempting..

Pavani August 13, 2012 at 7:05 AM  

Such a simple recipe, but packed with flavor.. Looks amazing.
I'm usually confused too when I have time on hand, but so many recipes to try in my mind, that I don't think I use my free time wisely.

Priya August 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM  

Royal treat and definitely a fabulous dish, missing it.

Chef Mireille August 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM  

looks so creamy....def/ a must try

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi August 14, 2012 at 6:04 AM  

very inviting gravy!

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