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.

Makhmali Paneer was part of my Awadhi Thali or the Mixed North Indian Thali I made during March for the Thali Theme. I adapted this from Vaishali who helped with creating the Menu. All the recipes are from her blog and this one naturally called me. She got this from her Mom and she made it during Mom’s day, remembering those days when her Mom made for them. It was lovely reading through the recipe and knowing it uses thick coconut milk along with Melon Seeds or Magaz Tari to give a creamy gravy that was so good with both rice and Janta Roti that I made.

I made the thali during a Sunda, and since it’s mostly nonveg for Kids, Chinnu came on to check the dishes. He thought this paneer was for them as well and he wanted to try it. After popping in a piece he said the gravy was good but would want roti with it. I then had to tell him that these were for the Vegetarians.

This creamy dish made a wonderful add on for the whole thali and the main factor being it hardly takes time to get done.

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We are starting the new Edition from this week. I picked ‘Pick one Protein Rich Ingredient’ for BM#88 week 1 and I will be sharing 3 different dishes with Paneer.

Makhmali Paneer

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Makhmali Paneer | How to make Makhmali Paneer

Ingredients Needed:

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

How to make Makhmali Paneer

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

Makhmali Paneer Gravy

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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.
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Cuisine Awadhi Cuisine
By Cook Method Stovetop
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By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Gravy Side Dishes
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Cuisine Awadhi Cuisine
By Cook Method Stovetop
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By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Gravy Side Dishes
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Instructions
  1. Wash and soak the Melon Seeds in enough water. Grind to a smooth paste by adding enough water. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Saute onions, garlic and ginger. Saute till pink.
  3. Add melon seed paste and combine well.
  4. Add tomato puree and all spice powders .
  5. Saute till oil seperates. Add paneer pieces.
  6. Add coconut milk, mixing gently.
  7. Simmer and cook for a few mins.
  8. Serve hot with chapattis

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11 comments

  1. Such a creamy and flavorful paneer recipe,must be delicious with roti.The addition of coconut milk makes the curry so rich.

  2. I get nostalgic when ever I make this Paneer , it takes me back to my maiden days when mom used to cook . It was pure pleasure to eat Mom’s special dishes , this one is the best . Thank you for choosing the signature dish , it is such a delicious paneer .

  3. Making a creamy curry with melon seeds is something I haven’t tried yet. The paneer looks awesome and being Vaishali’s recipe, I know it is absolutely yum too..

  4. I always looks for different dishes with paneer and this Makhmali paneer looks absolutely lipsmacking Valli. Just want some rotis to enjoy this ultimate dish.

  5. Making curries with melon seed is interesting, never tried or tasted it before. It looks so creamy and must be delicious with roti. Yummy!!

  6. Very interesting use of melon seeds and coconut milk for the gravy. Love the texture of the gravy. I have come across a few recipes with melon seeds and to think I have never used it in my kitchen, makes me roll my eyes:)

  7. A different way of cooking this with melon seeds. It must have definitely added the creaminess to it, and not to mention the nutrition value. My mother till date cleans , deseed and store the melon seeds.

  8. That is such a delicious paneer recipe Valli. Ground melon seeds must have added nice creaminess to the dish. I haven’t used melon seeds before, will have to look for them in the grocery store.

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