Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Paneer Makhani

Before I write the post I have to tell that My Kitchen Treasures is moved from mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com to http://www.mykitchentreasures.com/

Looks like summer as gone from our side of the world. The weather has been really bad in August. I don't remember a year when we had such bad August, it has been dull, rainy and windy.

We live just less than 10 minutes walk from the beach and can you believe we didn't go for swimming not even a day in August. Ofcourse the water is not warm as in jully so there are still peaople who swims, but I like when it is warm for swimming not that you have to start shivering the moment you come out of the sea.

I know I am always moeaning about the weather here so let me got to the recipe.
As you all know It was Onam on the end of August.
So first time in 19 years I have been here I celebrated Onam.
I invited my In laws, Aunty,BIL and Niecee for a Onam dinner.
It was not a fully traditional Onam dinner, I did few traditional dishes and few creamy dishes and one of the dish was this Delicious Paneer Makhani from DK's place, Chef in you.

I am sure none of you need any introuduction to her place.
few days back in FB Siri was saying she should bring out a cooking book of her own and that she would be like Ree of Indian cuisine. And to that we all fully agree.
She has give special tricks for using shop bought paneer so it is really worth if you go and check out her place.
Everybody who was there for the dinner enjoyed this creamy paneer, actually every thing was finished by the end of the dinner.
Recipe from DK place is here , i am just copying the recipe from her place and pasting it here.
Only ingridient i added extra was a bit of garam masala.
2 generous cups Paneer cubes
1 large onion,chopped coarsely
3 tbsp butter
1/2 – 3/4 cups tomato puree *
2-3 green chillies, as per taste **
3-4 cloves garlic
2 inch ginger, peeled and chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin-coriander powder
1 tsp Tandoori masala
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup cashew paste and 8-9 raisins ( optional. Use them if making Shahi Paneer – soak few cashew pieces in boiling water and grind)
1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream (as needed for consistency)
salt to taste
Mint and cilantro to garnish
* I find that home made Puree is the best. But if going for store bought ones go for low sodium variety. If that’s not available then use only about 1/2 cup of the puree and carefully add salt only if required. Sometimes the store bought ones give a deep tangy taste to this dish if not careful with the salt since the puree by itself has lots of sodium
** You can instead use cayenne/red chilli powder. Sometimes when I don’t have green chillies on hand I use dried red chillies like in this dish. Doesn’t hurt the taste.
*** I personally find that Mint goes very well with rich dishes and gives it that fresh taste and reducing the rich after taste in the mouth. A combination of the herbs is my personal favorite where it helps to mellow down the richness
Ofcourse as i wrote about I just added a 1 and a half tsp of garam masala, so if you want you can add it ot keep it like DK's originam recipe.

39 comments:

Kalpana said...

YUMMY .... and ya, where did August go?!

swapna said...

Delicious and yummy.....

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Looks great! What was then menu a part from the paneer makhani??

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Congrats on owning your domain,way to go! Paneer makhani looks very nice and rich!

G.Pavani said...

mouthwatering n yum yum makhani..making me hungry here

Tanvi said...

Looks perfectly done! Love the yellowish tinge of the curry...its so appetizing.

lissie said...

paneer makhani looks yummy! nice clicks, Finla..

Prathibha said...

Congrats for ur own space dear.....Lovely makhani..definitely looks rich..

Jayashree said...

Hope you had a wonderful Onam, F. Paneer makhani looks wonderfully creamy.

Sayantani said...

wonderful creamy makhani dish. love it.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on your new den :-)You are so lucky to have a beach so close to your house. Paneer Makhani looks rich & Creamy.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Satya said...

very very delicious paneer makhani ...yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Priya said...

Slurpp, irresistible paneer makhani...am inviting myself to ur place to enjoy them, any leftover??

kothiyavunu.com said...

Panner makhani looks tremendous ...makes me hungry.

ruchikacooks said...

Looks delicious Finla, so rich and colorful!

Any entries for my baking from a book event...atleast one macaroon plzzzz..

DEESHA said...

Congrats on the new domain N ofcourse your paneer makhani looks beautiful

Deepa said...

this makes me so hungry. Love the creamy texture. Btw congrats on buying your own domain.

sra said...

Ah, your own domain! What else did you make? Belated Onam greetings!

Kamalika said...

Congrtats to your site for owning a new address...loved the creamy makhani....very very tempting....

aipi said...

Any paneer dish is my favorite and this one is super favorite!
Looks awesome!

http://usmasala.blogspot.com/

notyet100 said...

looks yum,..lovely click too,.

Kalyani said...

looks tempting and delicious too .......

Soma said...

Finally I came to your new space!! The paneer makhani looks super delicious. This is one of the favorite dishes of my girls.

Divya Kudua said...

First of all..congrats on getting your own space..Yay!!Love the paneer makhni!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Could I borrow some of the gravy from you to pour over the rice? ;-)
It looks delish!

Maria♥ said...

The weather wasn't too great in the UK August either but it's sunny now!

This Paneer Makhani looks really delish.

Maria
x

chakhlere said...

looks yummy!!!

Veggie Belly said...

Yum! Love the lighting and the simple white bowl & background!

Aparna S Mallya said...

Looks delicious!

Aparna S Mallya said...

oh, and congratulations on yr own domain! you must be feeling great!

jayasree said...

Congrats for moving to own domain... Makhani looks very creamy and delicious.

suma said...

Congrats on moving to your own space!! I am also a fan of DK and am sure this creamy dish rocks, lucky guests of yours!!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Hearty congrats for your Domain, Finla! And best wishes for a great journey. Love to be here as always. take care.

Gulmohar said...

Congrats on your new home, Kitchen Treasures :-)
Paneer makhani looks irresistibly yumm...

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on your .com home!

Jaya said...

Finla,
Congrats on your own domain ..and paneer makhni looks so so delicious.
hugs and smiles

Anna Johnston said...

Hi there. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, its so exciting to meet new people through the blogesphere. I've so enjoyed reading your blog. this Paneer Makhani looks wonderful. I look forward to lots of visits back to your site.
Cheers Anna

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

Anything paneer is my favorite and your paneer makhani is gorgeous!
I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog :-)

Shanthi said...

Rich and creamy. Luv to have it anytime
http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/