Thursday, October 27, 2011

Paneer Makhana Keema

BM # 9   Day 5

Phool Makhanas are puffed Lotus seeds.these are healthy and delicious and ahave a creamy taste.Perhaps for this reason they are served at most of the formal Punjabi meals and at wedding spreads.Almonds  and paneer make this curry really rich.

1cup........................... phool makhana
3...................................chopped onions
2tsp............................ ginger garlic paste
¼ cup......................... almonds (soak,deskin,grate leaving a few for garnish)
3...................................tomatoes.pureed
½ cup......................... boiled green peas
½ cup......................... grated paneer
1...................................bay leaf
½ tsp.......................... turmeric pwd
1tsp............................ dhania jeera pwd
½ tsp.......................... red chilly pwd
1tsp............................. garam masala
salt to taste

Heat about 1tsp oil and roast the makhanas.
Put them aside.
Heat oil and ghee.
Add bay leaf.
Add onion.
Sauté till pink.
Add ginger garlic paste.
Add pureed tomatoes.
Cook till the moisture is gone.




Add grated paneer,phool makhana,green peas ,spices.
Add grated almonds.cook till the curry leaves sides and oil starts showing up.
Add milk to get the desired consistency.
Cook on slow fire for about 5 minutes.
Serve hot garnished with garam masala and almonds.


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10 comments:

  1. New one again :). Hope you had a wonderful Diwali.

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  2. I have not cooked with makhana till now..this surely looks so tempting!

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  3. New to me. I was hunting for these recipes when I had a 1/2 kg bag of makhana. Now it gives me new ideas to buy them again.
    Bookmarked.
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  4. Woww wat a fabulous looking kheema, simply inviting and tempting..

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  5. this is too good!....love it!...bookmarked!

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  6. Wonderful !! Never cooked with Makhana ..shall check it out!

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  7. Never thought of using makhana and paneer together.Looks so delcetable..

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  8. We don't get makhana here in Madurai. The curry looks so delicious...

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