Paneer Makhana Curry Recipe

Paneer Makhana Curry Recipe

Preparation Time : 25 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Total Serving : 5
Ingredients For Paneer Makhana Curry Recipe :
  • Makhana :     2 cup
  • Cottage Cheese (Paneer) :     250 gms
  • Onion (Pyaj) :     4
  • Tomato (Tamatar) :     4
  • Ginger (Adrak) :     1 " long piece
  • Garlic (Lasun) :     4 - 5
  • Cream (Malai) :     1/2 cup
  • Milk :     2 cup
  • Red Chily Powder (Lal Mirchi) :     1 tsp
  • Turmeric (Haldi) :     1/4 tsp
  • Dried Pudina Leaves :     1/2 tsp
  • Cashewnut (Kaju) :     1 cup
  • Garam Masala :     1/2 tsp
  • Poppy seeds (Khuskhus) :     1 tblsp
  • Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta) :    

Preparation Method for Paneer Makhana Curry Recipe :

  • Heat clarified butter in a pan.
  • Fry makhana in the ghee.
  • Cut cottage cheese in samll pieces.
  • Mince onion, tomato, garlic, ginger.
  • Cut cashewnut in samll pieces.
  • Soak poppy seeds in 1/4 cup of water.
  • After 1 hour grind the soaked poppy seeds to a fine paste.
  • Chop coriander leaves very finely.
  • Heat clarified butter in a pan.
  • Add onion, tomato, garlic, ginger paste and brown it, stirring continously.
  • Add poppy seeds and fry for 2 minutes and then turn off the gas.
  • To this mixture add makhana, cottage cheese, cream , salt, red chili pepper, turmeric, dried pudina leaves.
  • Keep this mixture aside for half an hour.
  • After half an hour put the pan on the flame and add milk.
  • When it comes to a boil add 3 cups of water.
  • Simmer it till the makahana are completely done and soft.
  • Then add cashewnuts and garam masala.
  • After 1 minute put the flame.
  • Transfer the mixture to a dish and sprinkle some corainder on it.
  • Serve it hot with nan, roti or parantha.