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Jain Paneer Makhani Recipe
Serves 4 | Prep Time: 10 Mins | Cook Time: 20 Mins
- 250-gram paneer (cottage cheese) cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup green peas
- 2 medium-size tomato, blanched and pureed
- 1 red bell pepper, cubed
- 1 green chili chopped
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 cup fresh cream
- 1/4 Cup milk
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp Garam masala powder
- 2 tbsp Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
- Heat one tablespoon of ghee in a heavy bottomed saute pan.
- Add the bell pepper and green chili. Sauté them until they turn translucent. Once done, allow them to cool down. Blend it in a mixer using a little water to form a smooth paste.
- Blend it in a mixer using a little water to form a smooth paste.
- Next, heat another tablespoon of ghee in the same pan. Add the tomato puree and sauté for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Athe bell pepper paste, sugar, salt, garam masala, peas and red chili powder. Cook till the oil starts separating from the paste.
- Sauté the contents of the pan for another 5 minutes, finally stirring in the milk and fresh cream along with 1/4 cup of water. Boil everything together on high heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Bring the gravy to a boil once, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes over low heat.
- Now add the paneer cubes to the pan, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the crushed kasuri methi leaves and mix.
- Serve the Jain Style Paneer Makhani with chapati or naan.