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Kaju Mutter Makhana

Spicy Gravy

Recipe by Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

My Mom's recipe for you guys. Its so tasty you will fall in love with you.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 3 cups of fresh green peas
    • 2 cup Makhana
    • 4 Onions grated 
    • 4 Tomatoes pureed
    • 1 ½ tbsp of ginger and garlic minced
    • ½ cup of  heavy cream
    • 2 cups of milk
    • 1 tsp red chili powder
    • ¼  tsp turmeric / haldi powder 
    • ½  tsp of dry pudina / mint leaves
    • 1 ½ cup cashew nuts / kaju chopped in small pieces
    • ½  tsp garam masala
    • 1 tbsp of dhaniya leaves chopped finely
    • 4 tbsp of clarified butter / desi ghee


    1. Heat 1 tsp of clarified butter in a pan.
    2. Fry makhana in the ghee.
    3. Heat clarified butter in a pan.
    4. Add onion, tomato, garlic, ginger paste and brown it, stirring continuously.
    5. Add peas and fry for 5 minutes.
    6. Add salt, red chili pepper, turmeric and dried pudina leaves and then turn off the gas.
    7. To this mixture add makhana and cream.
    8. Keep this mixture aside for half an hour.
    9. After half an hour put the pan on the flame and add milk. When it comes to a boil add 1 cup of water.
    10. Simmer it till the makahana are completely done and soft.
    11. Then add cashew nuts and garam masala. After 1 minute put off the flame.
    12. Transfer the mixture to a dish and sprinkle some coriander and 1 tsp of clarified butter on it.
    13. Serve it hot with nan, roti or parantha.



    Sounds interesting nd yummy. Really worth trying . Thank U .


    hi, chitra please do reply what is makhana

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    This one is worth trying it