Paneer Makhmali
Vegetarian bites to tickle your senses
Vegetarian bites to tickle your senses

Paneer Makhmali

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  • Paneer: 130 gms (cut into small chunks)
  • For the paste:
  • Onion: 1 (83 gms, roughly chopped)
  • Ginger: a small piece (5-6 gms, roughly chopped)
  • Garlic: 2-3 cloves (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • Cashew nuts: 10-12 (20 gms)
  • Magaz (watermelon seeds): 1 tbsp (7 gms)
  • Green Elaichi: 1
  • Red chili: 1
  • For the gravy
  • Ghee: 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Curd: 2-3 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder: ¼ tsp
  • Saffron strands: 2-3
  • Sugar: 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala: ½ tsp
  • Fresh cream: 1 tbsp
  • Water: 1 ¾ cups
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Salt as per taste


    Heat 1 cup of water in a pan. Add cashew nuts, magaz, onion, ginger, garlic, red chili, cardamom. Let them cook in water for about 5-7 minutes.
    Let it cool and grind into a smooth paste.
    Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and fry until fragrant.
    Add the above paste and mix well.
    Add saffron strands and the remaining ¾ cup of water.
    Cook for some time and add black pepper powder.
    Add curd, fresh cream, sugar, and salt. Mix well. Stir continuously until a boil comes.
    Add the paneer cubes and mix well.
    Add garam masala and mix well.
    Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, paratha, naan etc.
    Yummy “Paneer Makhmali” is ready!


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