Quick Paneer Makhani

My kids are very fond of paneer and I make paneer makhani quite often at home.
I came across this Tarla Dalal’s recipe yesterday. It was so interesting and easy that I couldn’t wait to try the recipe. I have made very few changes in the quantity of ingredients used to suit my requirement.

I was very very happy with the results. It was indeed done very quickly and it was really rich, creamy and absolutely yummy:)


Paneer – 200 gms

Ready made tomato purée – 3/4th cup

Milk – 1+1/4th cup

Kasoori methi – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Sugar – 1/2 tsp

Butter – 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

To be ground to a paste


Onion – 1 ( medium size)

Garlic – 4/5 cloves

Ginger – 1 inch

For garnish

Fresh cream – 1 tbsp

Kasoori methi – 1/2 tsp

Peel, wash and chop onion, garlic and ginger. Grind everything to a smooth paste.

Cut paneer into cubes.

Heat the butter in a pan.

Add the onion, ginger and garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes away.

Now add the tomato purée, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Mix well and sauté till the oil starts floating.

Reduce the flame. Add salt to taste, sugar and Kasoori methi and mix well.

Add the paneer cubes and milk. Mix well. Check for the seasonings. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for few mins.

Garnish with beaten fresh cream and Kasoori methi and serve hot with roti/ rice:)