Paneer Makhni Receipe
2 cups paneer cubes/ 250 grams ready paneer packet or Home Made Paneer
2 cups freshly pureed tomatoes (choose red tomatoes)
1/4 cup thick cream (can substitute with low fat milk)
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped ginger
3-4 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 tablespoon kasuri methi
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon Vegetable/Sunflower oil
Salt to taste
If it is a store bought paneer; soak in hot salt water for about 1o minutes. This process makes the paneer soft and tasty.
Grind the onions, garlic and ginger into a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan; sauté the onion paste. Once they turn mild golden color, turmeric powder, cumin powder, cardamom powder,red chilli powder and garam masala. Sauté for a few about a minute on low heat.
Add the tomato puree and simmer until the tomato puree thickens, about 5-8 minutes.
Add cream, honey and salt and simmer for another 10 minutes.
Drain the water from the paneer and add it to the above makhani. Add kasuri methi and simmer for few minutes.
Serve hot with an Indian bread of your choice.