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Hariyali Paneer Makhani

Hariyali paneer makhani is a Punjabi paneer recipe with succulent paneer cubes cooked in creamy green gravy. The gravy is prepared with spinach and makhan (cream) and spices.


Cottage Cheese (paneer) 250 Grams

Green Chilli Paste 1 Teaspoon

Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon

Salt, to taste

For Green Makhani Gravy:

Green Tomatoes 6 Medium

Chopped green garlic 1 tablespoon

Green capsicum, deseeded & chopped 1

Spring onions with greens, chopped 4 stalks

White Butter 4 tablespoon

Green cardamom 3

Bay leaf 1

Cloves   5

Cinnamon 1 inch stick

Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

Mawa (khoya) 3 tablespoons

Garam masala powder

Honey  2 tablespoon

Fresh cream       1/2 cup

Kasoori methi    1/2 teaspoon

Salt as taste


Cut paneer into one inch sided triangles shape. Add the lemon juice, green chilli paste and salt, keep aside to marinate for fifteen minutes.

Place green tomatoes in a pan, add a little water and boil. Cover and cook for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Strain and blend the tomatoes to a puree.

Heat oil in a pan, add the green garlic greens, capsicum, spring onion greens and sauté for 2 minutes.

Cool and blend to a puree. Set aside in a bowl. Heat the white butter in a pan. Add bay leaf, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon and sauté.

Add chopped green garlic bulbs, ginger paste and sauté. Add khoya and green tomato puree and sauté.

Add water and capsicum puree and mix well. Add garam masala powder, honey, salt and mix. Add marinated paneer pieces and mix.

Add fresh cream and stir gently. Sprinkle kasuri methi and remove from heat. Mix gently and serve it.

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