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Makhmali Paneer | How to make Makhmali Paneer

Makhmali Paneer is a creamy side dish that pairs very well with Rotis, Naans, made with a cream of Melon Seeds and Coconut Milk. A very simple side dish that only requires a handful of ingredients resulting in a rich gravy.
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Party
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Gravy Side Dishes
Author Srivalli


  • 250 gms Paneer / Cottage Cheese cut into big rectangles
  • 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Melon Seeds /Magaz Tari
  • 1/2 cup Tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • A Pinch Turmeric powder
  • 300 ml Coconut Milk
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak the Melon Seeds in enough water. Grind to a smooth paste by adding enough water. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Saute onions, garlic and ginger. Saute till pink.
  • Add melon seed paste and combine well.
  • Add tomato puree and all spice powders .
  • Saute till oil seperates. Add paneer pieces.
  • Add coconut milk, mixing gently.
  • Simmer and cook for a few mins.
  • Serve hot with chapattis
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