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.
- 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