Paneer makhni

Paneer makhni

A delightfully creamy gravy made with spices and juicy tomatoes that strikes the perfect chord with sauteed paneer—there's the irresistible paneer makhni for you!


½ kg cottage cheese

1 tbsp ghee

¾ tsp carom seeds

6 tomatoes, ground and sieved

3 pods garlic, ground along with tomatoes

½ tsp garam masala powder

Chilli powder, as required

Salt, as required

¼ tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp tomato ketchup

2 tsp sugar

1 green capsicum, grains removed and grated

    1 tbsp fresh cream


Cut the cottage cheese in large cubes. Place in a nonstick pan over high flame and heat till it turns light brown. In the absence of nonstick pan, fry in a little oil

Heat the ghee. Add carom seeds. Keep in low flame for ten seconds

Add tomato and garlic paste. Keep the vessel closed and cook for five minutes

Add garam masala, salt, turmeric powder, tomato ketchup, sugar and chilli power to it and stir. Sauté for another five minutes more

Add grated capsicum to it and stir

Cook for two more minutes. Add fried cottage cheese to it and stir. Cook for five more minutes

Add fresh cream, remove from stove and serve hot

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