Queen of Entrées, Paneer/Cheese Makhani

Vasupradha Raghav-Vasudevan


An easy to make, satisfying to devour recipe...my family's most favorite Indian recipe...kids and adults love it, alike...

you cannot eat just one single bite...you cannot see even a single morsel left-over...

so finger-looking good!!!

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5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


1 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 tsp
cumin seeds
1 Tbsp
ginger, chopped
1 Tbsp
garlic, minced
2 can(s)
tomato paste, no herbs added (6 oz)
1/2-1 Tbsp
red chilli powder, kashmiri (or according to taste)
salt, to taste
1 1/2 c
water, to obtain the right consistency
14 oz
paneer, fresh, cubed
1/2 Tbsp
garam masala, ground
1 c
cream, fresh
1 Tbsp
cilantro, fresh, for garnishing


1Heat a pan on the stove and melt the butter. As soon as the butter melts, add cumin seeds and let them crackle. Now stir in ginger and garlic and fry for a couple of minutes or until all the raw smells go away.
2Now stir in 2-6 oz cans of tomato paste (no herbs added/with salt) into the pan and fry for a minutes before adding salt and chill powder. Fry until oil leaves the sides
3After a couple minutes, stir in 1 cup of water and let it cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to boil.
4Meanwhile, remove paneer from the packet, cube it and microwave the cubes on high for 2 minutes, 30 seconds at a time.

TIP: microwave for 30 seconds alone at a time, remove the dish and check. Do it with care and caution to prevent spills.
5Add all these cubes, garam masala, remaining water and stir. Let this cook for a few more minutes or until done.
6Now stir in fresh cream and honey and let it cook for a couple of more minutes.
7Finally, turn off the stove and before serving garnish with cilantro.

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