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Paneer Makhani

Yummy and Buttery

Recipe by Harsh Tripathi of Kanpur, IN

Exotic punjabi cuisine- a perfect acomplishment to Daal makhani.

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • I kg ripe tomatos
    • 1/2 kg paneer
    • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 1tsp red chilly powder
    • 1/2 tsp bhuna jeera powder
    • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
    • 5 flowers of mace
    • 10 green cardamom
    • salt to taste
    • 100 gm butter(preferably white)
    • 1 cup fresh cream
    • 1 tsp kasoori methi
    • 1tsp sugar
    • Chopped dhania



    1. Boil tomatos with mace and green cardamom for 5 minutes
    2. Then take out mace and cardamom and make a puree of tomatos.
    3. In a pan heat half of butter and add ginger-garlic paste, and fry well.
    4. Add tomato puree and fry. Reduce it by 1/4 th in quantity.
    5. Add red chilly, garam masala. jeera powder.
    6. Add salt and sugar and remaining butter and cook for a minutes.
    7. Add paneer cubes and fry a little.
    8. Now add fresh cream and kasuri methi.
    9. Kasuri methi should be dry roasted and crushed.
    10. Mix it well and cook for another 2 minutes.
    11. Decorate with chppoed dhania.
    12. If we use Tandoori Chicken instead of paneer, then we can make Butter Chicken with same recipe.





    Hi Hrash, I tried this recipe today and it was simply delicious ! Thanks


    Superb recipe . Gonna surely try it out . Thank U .

    anita dhaka

    excellent recipe! my son is very choosy about food.but he just loved it instantly. thanks a lot for sharing a good recipe. any more recipes from you on this site?


    really a yummy recepi.

    Harsh Tripathi

    Harsh Tripathi

    @Deepti.....I did not put the picture but administrator of this website put it, so complain to them. @Mittal.... you can use vegetable kofta or boiled potato or cauliflower etc.


    i hv tried this receipe by boilin pieces of 2 onions n then blendin the onion n b4 usin tomato pury cook blended onion in butter n then add tomato pury n follow da same method given


    Can you suggest any vegetable OR grains instead of Paneer ?



    Hi harsh ur recipe seems interestg i want to try it but can u pls clarify certain thgs before i try out 1. what is mace or javitri --- ane other name which is simple to find out here in uk?? 2. i have dry kasuri methi - do i need to again roast them n crush?? pls let me know asap so that i can try out ur recipe... thanks rupa



    namaste harshji, ur recipe is the kids simply loved husband also ate it although he doesn't like paneer. thanks for such a nice recipe.I must say the instructions are very clear and easy to follow.keep up the good work. usha


    Hi, It seems that the picture was taken was copied from this website: Doesnt seem appropriate to copy someone else's photo.

    Harsh Tripathi

    Harsh Tripathi

    Mace is Javitri, it looks like flower and orangish in colour, it is also used in garam masala powder and a lot in mughlai cuisine like biryani. Boil tomatos with water and then remove the skin to make paste. If you want finer paste then then you can filter it too. dont discard the water because same water will be used in gravy.

    shalini choubey

    your recipe is simple as well as fantastic everybody loved it so much especially my 5 year old just licked his fingers and told me to make it everyday for him thanks a ton for sharing it and any other recipe if you can share.


    I am still confused what is it "flowers of mace". Is ti nutmag? And the second question? How should I boil the tomatoes? In water with skin on? Or mash them up? This not still clear. Thank you for reply.

    Harsh Tripathi

    Harsh Tripathi

    Dhania and haldi is traditionally not used in this recipe. If you think you ought to then use it. Cooking is all about trying new things with new ideas. Good luck.


    hi.. sounds nice but i just needed to know if we need to add dhania powder and haldi powder to the recepie... woudlnt it taste blande without them??


    Ur paneer makhani is fantastic.So many r asking for the receipe.Thank u so much for giving this amazing receipe on site.


    hey ur dish turned out grt everybody loved it i.ts first time i tried out such dish which didnt end in disastor!! though a little more red chillypwdr helped..but thanx anyways:)

    Harsh Tripathi

    Harsh Tripathi

    Mace is Javitri. It is available in any grocery shop.


    Please explain what is mace & where it is available.