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  • Writer's pictureDEVANSHI DOSHI

Jain Style Paneer Makhani Recipe

Author: Jain Recipes Category: Dinner,Lunch Cuisine: North Indian

Yields: 4 Serving

Difficulty: Medium

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 30 Mins

Total Time: 50 Mins.


250 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut into square cubes

1 cup Green peas (Matar) , steamed

2 Tomatoes , blanched and pureed

1 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum) , cubed

1 Green Chilli

2 tablespoons Ghee , or butter

Salt , to taste

1/4 cup Fresh cream , or thick hung yogurt

1/4 cup Milk

1 teaspoon Sugar

1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder

1 teaspoon Garam masala powder

2 tablespoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)

2-3 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , for garnishing


Step 1.To begin making the Jain Style Paneer Makhani, we will start by heating the ghee in a heavy bottomed saute pan on medium heat. Add in the bell pepper and green chilli. Sauté them well until they turn translucent. Once done, allow them to cool down and blend it in a mixer using a little water to form a smooth paste.

Step 2.Next, heat another tablespoon of ghee in the same pan over medium, add in the tomato puree and sauté for 2 - 3 minutes. When cooked sufficiently, mix in the bell pepper paste, sugar, salt, garam masala, peas and red chilli powder. Cook well till the raw smell disappears.

Step 3.Sauté the contents of the pan for another 5 minutes, finally stirr in the milk and fresh cream (or hung yogurt) along with 1/4 cup of water. Boil everything together on high heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Steps 4.Now add in the paneer cubes to the pan, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes more.

Step 5.When the dish is cooked completely, sprinkle a little kasuri methi over it and garnish with the coriander leaves.

Step 6.Serve the Jain Style Paneer Makhani can now be eaten with Phulka's for a quick weeknight dinner.

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