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Thursday, February 4, 2010


Whenever I announce to Yo( my hubby dear) the menu for the day with some exotic restaurant dish name he gets highly excited about coming home for lunch.
Gone are the days when a simple rasam and beans curry could seduce a man away from his work. Women have to resort to other gastronomic charms to get them to leave their work and at least spend some quality time with their family. After all as the old saying goes a way to the man’s heart is through his stomach.
Here is a very simple recipe for Paneer Makhani, its so easy to make that it will be ready in a jiffy and be impressive at the same time. Quick to cook and good to eat as the Maggi noodles advertisement in India claims.
Paneer - 250 gms
Fresh Cream - 200 gms
Tomato Puree - 200 gms
Butter - 2-3 tbsps
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Kasuri Methi (dried Fenugreek leaves) - 2 tbsps
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies - 2-3
Salt as per taste
Melt the butter in a pan, add cumin & slit green chillies, When it is slightly fried , add the tomato puree, kasuri methi, salt, red chilli powder and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
Add the cream and garam masala powder and cook further for 2-3 minutes. Don’t cook for too long after you add the cream.
Add the paneer pieces and cook for a minute. Serve hot garnished with coriander. It’s that simple… Serve hot with phulkas or poori.


  1. Wow, yummy yummy, sounds delicious and awesome clicks...

  2. Sukanya, Never knew u were so multi-faceted. Keep up the good work!


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