Thursday, September 19, 2013

Malai Makhana Curry

This curry is a must try if you are looking for a rich and flavorful gravy. This is not too spicy but very flavorful. Here is the recipe.

All you need is

Oil - 3 tbsp
Onion - 1 cup ( chopped )
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Tomato puree - 3 tbsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1\2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1\2 tsp
Khoya - 100 g
Matar - 1\2 cup
Makhane - 6 cups
Cashewnuts - 1\4 cup ( cut into halves )
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Fresh cream or malai - 3 tbsp
Fresh coriander for garnishing

Method of preparation

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
When the oil is hot, add onion.
Fry till onions are slightly browned.
Add ginger garlic paste.
Fry till onions are golden brown.
Add tomato puree and cook for a minute.
Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder and salt.
Add 1\2 cup water and cook for 2 minutes.
Add khoya and cook for another minute.
Add 4 cups of water and bring the masala to a boil.
Add makhane, matar and cashewnuts.
Cook till makhane are soft and water is almost reduced.
Add sugar, lemon juice and fresh cream.
Garnish with fresh coriander.
Serve hot with zeera rice or parathe.


  1. wow..this is a interesting recipe...have seen this in indian store but never knew to use got to buy and try this sometime

  2. wow very very interesting and delicious looking curry dear !! :) curry with makhana looks super rich with malai in it !! :) lovely presentation :)

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