How to make Basic Makhni Gravy -

You can add anything to this gravy – chicken, paneer, vegetables.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Tomatoes (टमाटर), Garlic cloves (लहसुन लौंग)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Gravies, Sauces and Stocks

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Basic Makhni Gravy

Basic Makhni Gravy Recipe Card


Hindi: tamatar
Relish a salad platter of thinly sliced tomatoes, with chunks of mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, sliced black olives and basil leaves. Arrange in concentric circles on a nice white plate. The word relish is just perfect here. And not just salads, for all those rich and good-looking Indian preps, the very famous onion-tomato masala is a must! Then, there are soups, beverages (call for the Bloody Mary!), snacks and even desserts made of these plump red things. Even the green ones are in use today. Must say, terrific tomatoes!

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Basic Makhni Gravy Recipe

  • Tomatoes quartered 500 grams

  • Garlic cloves 7-8

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1½ inch piece

  • Green cardamoms 7

  • Mace ½

  • Red chilli powder 2 tablespoons

  • Butter ½ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 1½ teaspoons

  • Honey 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh cream ¼ cup

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat a deep non stick pan. Add the tomatoes, garlic, ginger, green cardamoms, mace, one cup water, red chilli powder and butter and let it boil for fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Add the salt and mix well. Take the pan off the heat and allow it to cool.

Step 3

Blend the gravy to a fine puree, strain into another deep non stick pan and cook for five minutes.

Step 4

Add kasoori methi powder and honey and cook for further two to three minutes. Add the cream and garam masala powder and mix lightly.

Step 5

Use as required.

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