How to make Hariyali Paneer Makhani -

The all time favourite Makhani in its new avtar – green tomatoes lend their colour and taste to this unique dish

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर),

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Hariyali Paneer Makhani checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Manchurian, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta Curry . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Paneer Jalfrazie Kadai Paneer Badam Bhara Baingan Green Gram Sundal

Hariyali Paneer Makhani

Hariyali Paneer Makhani Recipe Card


English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Hariyali Paneer Makhani Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 250 grams

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


  • Tomatoes 6 medium

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Green garlic chopped 4 stalks

  • Green capsicum deseeded & chopped 1 medium

  • Spring onions with greens chopped 4 stalks

  • White butter 4 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cloves 5

  • Green cardamom 3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Green garlic chopped 6-8 bulbs

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Mawa (khoya) 3 tablespoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Honey 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup

  • Kasoori methi 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

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

Step 2

Strain and blend the tomatoes to a puree. Set aside in a bowl. Reserve the cooking liquid.

Step 3

Marinate paneer pieces with lemon juice, green chilli paste and salt for fifteen minutes. Heat oil in a pan, add green garlic greens, capsicum, spring onion greens and sauté.

Step 4

Cool and blend to a puree. Set aside in a bowl. Heat white butter in a pan.

Step 5

Add bay leaf, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon and sauté. Add chopped green garlic bulbs, ginger paste and sauté.

Step 6

Add khoya and green tomato puree and sauté. Strain reserved cooking liquid and add to gravy.

Step 7

Add capsicum puree and mix. Add garam masala powder, honey, salt and mix.

Step 8

Add marinated paneer pieces and mix. Add fresh cream and stir gently.

Step 9

Sprinkle kasuri methi and remove from heat. Mix gently and serve hot.

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