Coming to today's recipe, Vegetable Makhani is one of the famous gravies of North Indian cuisine.
This delicious creamy gravy pairs well with any Indian flat breads such as Naan, Kulcha, tandoori Roti ,wheat flour naan or even simple Pulavs.
Vegetable Makhanwala is a rich and creamy dish in which mixed vegetables are cooked in onion tomato gravy and cashew nut paste.
This is an ideal recipe for parties, so dont miss preparing this restaurant style veg makahnawala at home.
This recipe has a bit of fat but one can reduce the fat content by replacing cream with low fat milk and also the butter quantity.
I had served this veg makhani with wheat flour naan
1/4 cup each potato,green peas ,chopped french beans, carrots, caulifower
1/4 cup Homemade Paneer (or store bought),cut into 1" cubes
2 medium Onions,sliced
3 medium ripen Tomatoes
1 green chilli
2 tbsp Tomato ketchup
4-5 Garlic pods,chopped
8-12 cashew nuts or 1/4 cup Water melon seeds
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 -3/4 cup Milk
1/2 tbsp tandoori red colour (optioanl)
1/4 cup fresh Cream OR dahi (optional)
1/2 tsp home made Garam masala
1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds powder
1/4 Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Kasuri methi
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Sugar
2 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Butter
1. Soak the cashewnuts, watermelon seeds, and poppy seeds for 2 hours.
2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and fry ginger and garlic pieces,chilli until slight brown,add sliced onions and fry until it is brown in color.Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for a couple of minutes.Add tomato ketchup Make a paste of cashewnuts, khus khus, magaz with onion, ginger, garlic,tomato and green chillies.
3. fry paneer pieces till golden brown.in same oil saute veggies till they are just cooked or you can parboil them .veggies should be crunchy not over cooked
4. Heat oil and 1-2 tsp butter in a kadai/pan and add bayleaf ,crackle jeera, and then add the red chilli powder ,Veggies saute for a minute ,next add pureed onion-tomato cashew mixture into it and fry well until the masala leaves the oil in the edges.
5.Add red chili powder,garam masala ,tandoori red color, coriander cumin powder and kasuri methi(slightly roast it on pan and crush it with your hands before adding) to it and mix well.
6.Now add fried paneer pieces to the gravy and mix well .Turn off the flame ,add milk to it and mix well and switch on the flame and stir in fresh cream /dahi and give a stir on low heat and simmer for 2 mins
7.Add 1 tsp butter to it and garnish with coriander.Adding butter at the end will enhance the taste.
adding fresh cream is optional you can even add more milk if you do not have butter at that moment
can replace cashewnuts with water melon seeds