Jain Paneer Makhani is a delicious, rich, and creamy Indian curry prepared without using any onion and garlic. And you will be surprised to know that this Paneer Makhani can be prepared in 30 minutes. It has a smooth and luscious gravy that is perfect to relish with chapati or naan.
In India, no onion, and garlic diet regime is one of the most common food preferences. A large number of the Indian population observes this kind of Sattvic diet regime. Hence, there are tons of Indian food recipes without onion or garlic.
The bright color of the gravy comes from the red bell pepper and the tomato puree. The magic ingredient in this no onion and garlic paneer makhani is the red bell pepper.
Who could have thought that a bell pepper-based sauce would taste so good in an Indian curry?
No artificial color or tastemaker is added in the making of these dishes. It is an all-natural, homemade curry sauce that does the magic and the end result is a real outburst of flavors. After all, cooking should be fun and not some tedious, time-taking responsibility.
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Jain Paneer Makhani Recipe
- Heavy Bottom Kadhai
- 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 tablespoon ghee
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 cup fresh cream
- 1/4 Cup milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- 2 tablespoon 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.