For our first Valentine’s Day together, Nevin decided to cook for me for the first time. He prepared an awesome 3 course meal, and the main dish was paneer makhani! Ever since then, this has become one of our staple recipes. We try to make this once a month or so, and we always make a large batch so we can enjoy it for a couple dinners and a lunch. His original recipe was out of this world and since then we have been working together to make it even better! Enjoy!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
- 3 tbsp oil
- 3 cups fresh cubed paneer (we use two 12 oz packs- you can find this in any Indian grocery store)
- 1/2 large onion (chopped)
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
- 2 tsp garam masala
- <1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- >1/8 cup kasuri methi (fenugreek)
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups light cream (or 2 cups if you like more sauce)
Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp to the same pan and begin frying the onions until golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste, mix well and fry for about 1 minute. Next, add the coriander powder, garam masala, chili powder, and salt. Fry for about 30 seconds until the masalas are all well combined.
Serve this dish warm over your favorite rice or with naan.
Calories: 570; Fat: 39 g; Cholesterol: 120 mg; Sodium: 250 mg; Carbs: 9 g; Sugars: 6 g; Protein: 28 g
** Note nutrition facts are for paneer only, does not include rice
Amanda’s Rating: 10/10
Nevin’s Rating: 10/10