Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rich & Creamy Jain Paneer Makhani


This recipe is called jain paneer makhani as its specially prepared for those people who do not prefer to have onion or garlic in any of the dishes they have ....keeping their preferences in mind few restaurents prepare such tasty dishes without making use of these ingredients......Usually i prepare this dish with garlic but this time thought of making this way and it was very delicious and quiet simple...and am also sending this to event a side dish for chapathi hosted by viki of viki's kitchen


Ingredients

10-12 cubes of paneer

4-5 roughly chopped green chillies

2 cinnomon stick

4 cloves

1 bay leaf

3 green cardamom

1 star anise

3 tbsp cashewnut paste

2 tbsp fresh cream

1 tsp garam masala powder

1 tsp cumin powder

3/4 cup tomato puree

2 tbsp grated ginger

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tbsp roasted kasoori methi

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tbsp honey/ sugar

salt to taste

3 tbsp finely chopped coriander

2 tsp oil

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan, add cloves,bayleaf,star anise,cinnamon,cardamom,grated ginger,green chillies and fry for 1-2 minutes
  • Then add tomato puree and fry till the raw smell goes off and it leaves oil
  • Add cumin powder,red chilli powder,coriander powder,Roasted kasoori methi,garam masala powder,salt and fry for 2-3 minutes on a low flame
  • Add cashewnut paste and 1 cup of water and mix well and bring it to a boil
  • Add honey,cream,and stir well, add cubed paneer and coriander leaves and cook for 2 minutes and then serve hot with roti