Naan (without Yeast ) / Paneer Makhani ( Restaurant Style )

 I've tried so many recipes for making naan @ home, but nothing gave me this much satisfaction as this one gave.. I's really very happy when I made this naan as this one is a fool proof recipe.. All the credits to Raji of Raks Kitchen.. Believe it or not,the recipe doesn't involve much work but the final outcome is almost close to restaurant style but homemade. If someone is really interested n  trying very hard to make a good naan at home, guys, u should give a try to this recipe..

Naan recipe : Adapated from Raks kitchen

And coming to the paneer makhani, this is also a restaurant replica, but I apologize for the poor picture of Makhani...That day I's literally sweat to death and all my interest to take pic had gone.. Most of my friends who still  keeps asking me how i make paneer makhani, ( it's nothing science , still ..) so for all of them , here goes my recipe

Ingredients :

All purpose flour -- 2 cups
Fresh  curd / yoghurt -- 1/2 cup
Milk , warm -- 1/2 cup
Sugar -- 1/2 tsp
Salt -- 1 tsp
Baking powder -- 3/4 tsp
Cooking soda / sodium bicarbonate -- 3/4 tsp
Butter -- 2 tsp 

Method :
  • Mix the flour with cooking soda, ,baking powder and combine well. Make a well in the center and add the warm milk ,curd, salt and sugar. leave for a minute
  • Mix the flour with the wet ingredients and form a soft dough , do not overwork the dough.
  • Cover the dough with a moist cloth and rest for 3 to 4 hours, the more u rest the dough , better the naan would be.
  • Dust ur working area and start kneading the dough . Knead for 2 to 3 minutes. Then later diivide into equal sized balls.
  • In the meantime, heat ur dosa tawa /iron cast pan to a high temp. Now start rolling ur naan and  while doing ,don make it too thick. U may roll a tear shaped ,( official shape of Naan ), rouns shape, square..whatever..acc to ur ease.
  • Now wet ur hand and apply it on the top of the naan, fully covered . Remove the naan from the working space and carefully place the water side down on the hot tawa. Cover the tawa immediately.( Now cook in medium flame ) It would puff and raise on most of the parts when u open after a minute.
  • Now u may flip the naan to the other side on the tawa itself ( thatz what I did ) else u may turn the tawa upside down and cook the top portion of  naan and then remove it. Do not forget to increase the heat when ur tawa is not  hot. 
  • Repeat for the remaining dough left. serve hot with butter chicken (perfect combo for non veg lovers) else go with paneer makhani..

 Paneer Makhani

Ingredients :

Paneer -- 1 cup, cubed
Kashmiri Red chilli powder -- 1/4 tsp
Kasoori methi -- 1 1/2 tsp, powdered
Half n half / Milk / cream -- 1/2 cup
Honey -- 1 tbsp
Salt -- 1/2 tsp
Butter -- 2 tsp

For making Sauce :
Cinnamon -- 1 in piece
Cardamom -- 2 nos.
Cloves -- 2 nos.
Bay leaves -- 1 no.
Tomatoes -- 2 to 3 nos, depends on size, cubed
Ginger -- 1/2 tsp, grated
Green chillies -- 2 nos.
Water -- 1 cup
Cashews -- 4 to 5 nos.
Tomato Paste -- 1 tbsp, store bought
Oil --2 tsp

Paneer makhani : My Source 

 Method :
  •  Cube the paneer and put it in the slightly hot water. 
    Preparing the sauce :
    • Heat a sauce pan with 2 tsp of oil and add in the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, Bay leaves . Stir in for a couple of minutes. later add the grated ginger and scald well. Then add the green chillies and fry them too.
    • Finally add in the chopped tomatoes and fry them as well. Stir the whole mixture for 2 minutes and later add a cup of water . Cover and cook the mixture for 4 minutes / until the tomatoes are cooked and turned a gravy consistency.
    • Switch off the heat and let the tomato mixture cool down for a bit. Now fish out the cardamom , cloves , cinnamon and the bay leaves. Blend the remaining mixture to a puree.
    • Bring  the puree to a boil and simultaneously grind the cashews to a fine powder and add little bit of water to make a fine paste. 
    • Add a tbsp of tomato paste once the sauce starts boiling and mix well. Look for no lumps.Then dump in the cashew mixture to the boiling sauce and mix well. Stir in the red chilli powder ,salt and mix well.
    • Let the sauce cook well and the raw smell of the red chilli powder be gone. Finally add in a tbsp of honey to the sauce. Combine well. Add the soaked paneer cubes.
    • Bring the heat to medium low and after a minute , pour in the cream/ milk.Add the butter and combine everything well.  Sprinkle the kasoori methi on top of the sauce and switch off the heat. Let the paneer makhani in the dum for few minutes.
    • Serve hot with roti's / Naan.

    Sending this to BOOKMARKED EVENT hosting by Aipi n Priya

    Also sending my Paneer Makhani entry to SIGNATURE RECIPES event happening @ Saras's Kitchen

    Again sending the Paneer Makhani entry to LET'S COOK -- SABZI'S event happening @ Radhika's space

    Happy eating guys,


    1. Wowwwwwwwwwww.. Mouth watering here.. Looks super delicious and perfect dear.. Thanks for the lovely recipes.. Yummy :)
      Indian Cuisine

    2. delicious combination soft looking naan

    3. Nan and paneer makhani makes awesome combo! nan has come out great and paneer makhani looks really rich! Thanks so much for trying and the link love :)

    4. Oh your naans looks so lovely!and the curry sounds so amazing :)

    5. looks perfect and delicious shanavi

    6. Looks so soft and perfect..yummy combination that I want to grab a naan from the screen itself :)

    7. both looks fabulous colourful and delicious.

    8. Lovely naan..looks very delicious wid dat yummy paneer gravy..:)

    9. Nice combination of naan and paneer makhani.They complement eachother so well.Fabulous and yummy feast.

    10. naan looks perfect n yummy paneer dish!

    11. Perfect combo! Nan and paneer makhani look too tempting

    12. super yum combo and lovely clicks !

    13. Bookmarked!!! Soft, yummy naans with this even-better-than restaurant paneer makhani...Mind blowing!!!
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

    14. கலக்குறிங்க...இரண்டுமே நல்லா இருக்கு ஷானவி...படங்கள் அருமை...

      நாண்...மிகவும் சூப்பர்ப்....நானும் ராஜி குறிப்பில் பார்த்த பொழுதே bookmark செய்துவிட்டேன்..ஆனால் செய்யவேயில்லை..இப்பொழுது கண்டிப்பாக செய்து பார்க்க வேண்டும் என்று ஆசை வந்துவிட்டது...

    15. சூப்பர்ர்ர் ஷானவி,2 ரெசிபிகளும் அட்டகாசாமா இருக்கு.பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி!!

    16. I m impressed..gorgeous clicks with yummy recipe dear..
      love ur perfection..:)
      Tasty Appetite

    17. Thatz a great meal:-) Naan and Paneer makhani..double treat:-)

    18. Awesome recipe dear!!!! it could be a great entry to healthy snacks event in my blog. can you step ahead and link your entry

      Event-Healthy Snacks-GFR
      Event-QUick and Easy recipes-FBN

    19. wow both recipes are too gud and wonderful combo...done it perfectly.

    20. Favorite combo in restaurants... loving your pics!!

    21. Both looks mouthwatering,perfect combo..delicious meal.

    22. Awesome combination n perfect for dinner..perfectly n prepared looks fab..

    23. Sweety i want to dive into this rt away....the naan is perfect and i love the colour of the paneer makhani...gr8 going dear and gr8 presentation

    24. An unbeatable combo! The paneer makhani looks stunning ~ such a bright, rich orange color!
      US Masala


    26. Its so divine Shobana, Looks delicious and making me hungry. Thanks for your entry dear..

      SIGNATURE RECIPES & A GIVEAWAY till july 31st 2011

    27. This is so divine..lovely presentation..stunning pictures..

    28. Naan without yeast and paneer makhani looks delicious.

    29. wow.. so tempting nan and paneer makhni

    30. wow..awesum cliks. n feeling hungry...perfect nan n super combo side dish




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