Classic Paneer Makhani

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Jun. 19, 2009

Paneer makhani is a preparation of cottage cheese with cream and tomato puree. Spiced and flavored with garam, masala, coriander powder, red chilies, mace and other spices, the paneer makhani is a heavy and rich preparation that is best servd with naan or pulao.


Cottage cheese 250 Gram (Cut Into 1 Inch Pieces)
Tomato puree 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Grated ginger 1 Teaspoon
Green chilies 2 , finely chopped
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Bay leaves 2
Cinnamon stick 1
Cloves 4
Green cardamoms 4 , crushed
Mace powder 1 Pinch
Salt To Taste
Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 3/4 Teaspoon
Finely chopped coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon
Cream fresh 50 Milliliter , lightly beaten
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Butter 4 Tablespoon


Melt butter in a 1.5 litre deep dish on 100% power for 30 sec.

Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves, green cardamoms & ginger.

Mix and microwave on 100% power for 1 min.

Mix in the tomato puree, salt, sugar, red chilli powder & mace powder.

Mix and microwave on 100% power for 2:00 minutes.

Add finely chopped green chilliess, corriander leaves and paneer (cottage cheese) cubes.

Mix and microwave on 100% power for 3:00 minutes.

Add lightly beaten cream.

Mix and micro wave on 60% power for 2:00 minutes.

Discard the whole spices.

Garnish with finely chopped corriander leaves.

Serve hot with naan, roti or parathas.

Recipe Summary

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 882Calories from Fat 566

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 64 g98.5%

Saturated Fat 36 g180%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1481 mg61.71%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%

Sugars 21 g

Protein 38 g76%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet