Paneer Makhani

Servings: 2-3

Cooking Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 medium sized tomato chopped roughly
  • 3 tbsp cashew pieces ( If you are using whole cashew then 8-10 pieces)
  • 4 pieces of cloves
  • 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic and green chilli paste
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder ( You can adjust it according to taste)
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder ( This only gives good color to the curry without increasing the heat level) (optional)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream /fresh cream (malai)
  • ย 1/2 cup milk
  • Water as required
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi crushed
  • 1 cup paneer chopped into cubes (you can cut it into any shape and size of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp coriander finely chopped for garnishing
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream for garnishing


Combine roughly chopped tomatoes,cashew pieces and cloves in a blender jar and blend it to a smooth paste using water as required.

Take a pan/kadhai and add ghee in it.When ghee is hot enough add cumin seeds in it. Keep the gas on medium heat.

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As the cumin seeds starts turning brown add ginger garlic and green chilli paste in it and saute till raw aroma of ginger and garlic disappears. Keep the gas on medium heat. It will take around a minute or so.

Now add finely chopped onion in it and saute it till it starts turning translucent in color.

As onion starts turning translucent in color add tomato paste in it and stir it nicely.

Now add salt, sugar, red chilli powder and kashmiri red chilli powder and mix all the ingredients very nicely. Now cover the pan/kadhai and let the gravy cook till it starts leaving ghee from the sides. Keep the gas on medium heat and keep stirring in between so that it do not stick to the bottom of the pan/kadhai.

Cook the gravy till it starts leaving ghee from the sides.Once done it will look like the second picture given above.

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Now add garam masala in it and mix it nicely.

Add heavy cream/fresh cream and milk in the gravy and stir nicely.

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Add kasuri methi, crush it with hands a little bit while adding.Mix it nicely.

Now add water according to the consistency of your liking. To give it a more richer flavor add more milk instead of water. Stir in paneer cubes and mix it gently so that it do not crumble. Now let it simmer on low heat for at least 5 mins.

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Super scrumptious Paneer Makhani is ready. Take it out in a bowl,garnish with heavy cream and coriander and serve hot with roti, paratha, butter naan, garlic naan or any bread of your choice. Do try this and let me know how you like it. Enjoy !!

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. PS says:

    Wow. this is so tempting Anshu..Nothing can beat paneer curry..Loved it.

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    1. Ya…For me paneer in any curry is all I need for my it all time..Thank you do much for liking it !!

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      1. PS says:

        Yes, I guess it’s everyone’s favorite..Particularly who likes Indian Punjabi Curries…It’s always tempting.You can not even want to try any substitute, if available.

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      2. That is completely true !!

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    1. Thanks a lot for liking it and will be glad to share it with you !!


  2. OMG Anshu… What a delicious coincidence..Both of us posted at almost similar time yet in different cooking styles ๐Ÿ˜€ Your Paneer Makhani looks yum and amazingly flavored…Will try it for sure… ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay Connected!

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    1. Ya…Hope for more these types of wonderful coincidences..Its lovely to see a single dish prepared in so many different ways..Thanks a lot for the appreciation..It means a lot !!

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  3. mistimaan says:

    Looks amazing and I am sure it will be super tasty hope you can share it with me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks a lot and will be very happy to share it with you !!

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    1. Thanks a lot Ankita !!


  4. Wow! This looks delicious. Obviously tastes more than delicious. I’m drooling. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

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    1. Ya it was super delicious pooja..Do try it once..Thanks a lot for your appreciation..Means a lot specially when it from a good cook like you !!

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      1. Sure, I will try this and you make me blush by saying your last sentence. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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      2. Ha Ha…My Pleasure !!

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  5. Paneer, an all time favourite! Looks yummy!

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    1. Ya its mine favorite too…Thank you so much !!

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  6. TechFlax says:

    My favourite ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much..Glad that you liked it !!

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  7. Picture perfect! Sounds amazing!

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  8. Megala says:

    Your photos are really tempting and your creamy gravy looks so delicious !

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Wow unbelievably beautiful and looks so delightful

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    1. Thanks a lot for liking it !!


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