Paneer Makhni | How to make No Onion No Garlic Paneer Makhani

>>  Wednesday, November 5, 2014

I am sure you know I can't complete a series of gravies without making a paneer right. I knew it too. So I decided to make a Makhni version without onions and garlic. Of course my series of gravies with no onion, no garlic ended up being gourmet gravies with cashews and milk added, I digress to say it just happened. It wasn't my intention to mean that one can't make a gravy without these rich ingredients.

Infact I had few more simpler versions, though lack of time prevented me from going ahead. I was so busy the last few days that I had to request Amma to make it for me. So this comes directly from Amma's Kitchen, pictures credits goes to Konda. The only thing I did here was to click the final pictures. I told the recipe to Amma in midsts of my meetings and product releases and was hoping the gravy would turn out as I expected and that it wouldn't be very sweet. 

To my surprise, hubby dear said he likes paneer dish to be sweet. If it was spicy, it will be a south indian way of making it. Well surprises never cease! I leave you all to enjoy this..

Other versions that goes with this name...

Paneer Makhanwala 
Paneer Makhani 
Paneer Makhani 

Paneer Makhni

Ingredients Needed:

Paneer, cut into pieces - 2 cups
Tomatoes chopped - 5 large
Ghee - 2 tsp
Ginger, chopped - 1 tsp
Cardamoms - 2
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Red chilli powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Tomato ketchup - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts, paste - 7 -8 whole 
Kasuri methi - 2 tsp
Milk - 1cup

How to make Paneer Makhni

In a pan, bring water to boil and then add chopped ginger and tomato. Once it boils, switch and let it cool. Puree it together and keep it aside.

In a kadai, heat ghee, add crush cardamon and saute. Then add the tomato puree, red chili powder, bring to boil.

Then add sugar, salt and then ketchup along with kasuri methi. Combine everything well. 

Now add the cashew paste along with a cup of water. Let it cook.

On a non-stick pan, toss the paneer pieces and cook till it turns golden.

Add the paneer pieces to the gravy. After cooking for few mins, add milk to get a thick red gravy. 

Simmer till the ghee separates out of the gravy. Serve hot with Rotis

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Varadas Kitchen November 5, 2014 at 1:05 AM  

Was wondering if you were going have paneer in the mix. :) very rich gravy and lovely color.

Priya Suresh November 5, 2014 at 1:22 AM  

Lipsmacking Paneer makhani, i can have this beautiful side dish simply with some naan..Very tempting Valli.

Pavani N November 5, 2014 at 4:39 AM  

What a lovely colored Paneer curry. That sure looks creamy & delicious.

vaishali sabnani November 5, 2014 at 5:19 AM  

Now that's the advantage of having a daughter and a mom around. .the paneer looks rich.

Usha November 5, 2014 at 6:12 AM  

Konda, the assistant is doing an awesome job! Gravy looks great and the color is tempting to eat it right out the pictures.

Srividhya November 5, 2014 at 6:53 AM  

Yum and rich gravy. Very nice

Harini-Jaya R November 5, 2014 at 7:45 AM  

Spectacular color of the gravy! Rich and yumm I am sure.

Jayanthi Sindhiya November 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM  

Looks gorgeous

Padma Rekha November 5, 2014 at 7:01 PM  

what a lovely color and creamy looking gravy..

The Pumpkin Farm November 6, 2014 at 8:52 AM  

yes right, hubbys aremore unpredictable than what is written about women's mood swings....they prefer their wives to cook a certain way but appreciate a similar dish outside sometimes..your onion less recipes are a big hit, loved them all, this one looks so beautiful with that deep orange color

Manjula Bharath November 6, 2014 at 9:46 AM  

wow such an rich and creamy paneer makhani no one will miss onion garlic in this alluring curry :) looks fantastic !!

Sarita November 7, 2014 at 8:55 AM  

Paneer makhani looks super yummy.. What a great pics!

Sreevalli E November 25, 2014 at 3:35 AM  

Gravy looks creamy & colorful. Yummy dish.

veena krishnakumar November 30, 2014 at 11:48 AM  

This is such a rich gravy. Adding this to my to do list!!

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