Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quick Makhana Paneer ( Jain Style)

Hey Friends,
I didn't post any thing since last week, I'm so busy with kids. The summer vacations are going to end and I want to use all my energy to enjoy up to full extent with the kids. We are making frequent trips to parks, kids concerts, kids movies and pool....and the day is gone before I know. I'm not getting enough time to take care of my household chores.
I found this recipe from my drafts....I made it long back and it was long due for posting. I'm here with a very quick paneer gravy. It is a all time favorite in my home. I learned it from my mom. It is a party dish because it is so quick and so yummy too. Believe me!


Paneer -  1/2 slab (I used nanak)/ 200 gms
Peas - 1/2 cup
Makhana - 1/2 cup
Cashew - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 3
Salt - to taste
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Fennel powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Cilantro leaves for garnish

Grind the tomato in the mixer and keep aside. Cut the paneer into small cubes. Heat 3 tbsp oil/ghee in a pressure cooker and fry cashew and keep aside. Now add makhana in the same oil and fry it. Keep aside. If you have any oil left make the curry in that oil or add 1/2 tbsp oil to the pressure cooker. When oil is hot add cumin seeds and asafoetida. When seeds pop add rest of the ingredients except cilantro. Cover the cooker. Cook it to the 2 whistles. Turn the heat to meidum and let it cook for 7-10 mins. Garnish before serving.
Verdict - You can fry paneer too.

This goes to Potluck Party


  1. wow very tempting paneer and love the recipe,delicious...

  2. this looks super yum! I loved the way you cooked the dish...tempting!!

  3. Nice gravy, looks delicious :)

  4. Really looks easy. Flavourful!!!

  5. Thats a delicious gravy Vatsala!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. Nice one,looks super delicious

  7. Super delicious and inviting curry,yummm!

  8. looks creamy.. Perfect with rotis..

  9. Lovely dish... haven't tried makhanas...

  10. Yummy and tasty. Bookmarked.

    Vatsala .. just checking if you had received my email on my theme for the event. "Stuffed Paratha" is what I have chosen.


  11. A yummy and delicious paneer curry.Its too tempting.First time here and having a excellent collection of recipes.Wish to join you in your contests.Happy to follow you.

  12. I haven't tried cooking makhanas. I see them often in the stores. I think its time to pick up one soon

  13. I love makhanas. This look really tempting!

  14. dishes are looking great and yummy....really interesting...

  15. Delicious post..yumm!!

  16. Paneer is one of my favourites anytime....looks delicious!



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