Recipe: Paneer Makhani

Try this traditional punjabi recipe for dinner tonight!


400 gms paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
2 to 3 chopped green chillies
1/4 cup butter
2 bayleaves (tejpatta)
8 to 10 peppercorns (kalimirch)
2" stick of cinnamon (dalchini)
5 cardamoms
10 cloves (laung / lavang)
1 tbsp ginger (adrak) paste
1 tbsp garlic (lehsun) paste
2 cups tomato puree
1 tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1 cup fresh cream


Heat the butter in a kadhai and add the bay leaves, peppercorns, cinnamon, green cardamoms and cloves and saute for two minutes.

Add the ginger paste, garlic paste and green chillies, mix well and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Add the tomato puree, red chilli powder, garam masala, salt and 1 1/2 cups of water, mix well and cover and cook for ten minutes.

Add the paneer, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve immediately.

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