Shahi Farali Paneer Makhana - Indian Cottage Cheese and Lotus Seeds Curry

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Shahi Farali Paneer Makhana Curry, is an unbeatable combination of paneer and makhana  with rich, creamy and delicious gravy. This dish is ideal for any fasting and goes perfectly with
Rajgira Masala Puri and Farali Dum Aloo.

 If you have already indulged in your old favourites and looking for some more exciting farali recipes, your search ends here..try my this Shahi Farali paneer Makhana Curry!

You will need :-

  • 100 g paneer cubes
  • 2 tbsp. paneer grated
  • 50 g makhane ( Popped lotus seeds )
  • 2 tbsp. red pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp whole spices ( green cardamom, cinnamon, clove and bay leaf )
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • 100 ml milk
  • 4 tbsp. cashew, white poppy seeds and melon seeds paste
  • Salt to taste ( use farali salt )
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Small pinch saffron
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Pomegranate seeds ( optional ) 

Method :-
Dry roast makahane and leave it aside.
Heat ghee in a pan and add all the whole spices.
Once they start to crackle, add cashew, poppy and melon seeds paste and start stirring.
Now add milk little by little and cook the gravy till ghee separates.
Add grated paneer, paneer cubes, salt, sugar and white pepper powder.
Cook another minute or so , if gravy goes thicker add more milk and cook again.
Turn off the heat and add roasted makhane, mix well.
Add saffron and mix once again.
Serve in a serving bowl. sprinkle coriander and pomegranate seeds.
Serve immediately.

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  1. Yummy they look.. Stunning pics dear :)

  2. Ohh that looks delicious jagruti! Can’t take my eyes of the clicks! Would love a big bowl for myself anytime!

  3. The farali makhana paneer kheer looks so delicious. I usually make only with makhanas. will try this one next time.

  4. Though I had taste Makhana, I have never used in my kitchen. Your recipe looks so tempting and I think its time for me to try it out. Will try soon!


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