Nutritious Jain Paneer Makhana curry

Nutritious jain paneer makhana curry recipe is mainly prepared in North India during the festival seasons. It is especially made without onion and garlic, so that it can be consumed during vrats or fasts.

Jain-style paneer makhana is made by cooking paneer cubes in a thick creamy tomato gravy. This flavorsome dish goes well with all breads and rice. paneer makhana is a simple dish, which is easy to cook at home. Even beginners need not put too much of an effort to get this dish right.

Jain paneer makhana recipe is very healthy and nutritious. you can add in your lunch as well as in dinner.

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Nutritional Value:

Kcal – 175cal

Protein – 8.7gm

Carbs – 7.5gm

Fats – 12.4gm


Makhana – 1 cup (approx. 30gm)

Tomato – 2 no. (approx. 20gm)

Ginger – 1 tbsp. (approx. 5gm)

Green chilly – 2 (approx. 2gm)

Ghee – 1 tsp (approx. 5gm)

cumin seeds – 1 tbsp.( approx. 5gm)

Hind – 1 tsp (approx. 2gm)

Kasturi Methi – 1 tbsp. (approx. 5gm)

Kashmiri red chilly powder – 1 tsp (approx. 2gm)

salt to taste

coriander powder – 1 tbsp (approx. 5gm)

Haldi powder – 1 tsp (approx. 2gm)

Paneer – 200gm

curd – 1/2 cup (approx. 15gm)

coriander – 1/2 cup (approx. 10gm)


For makhana powder:

First, take a pan in it roast makhana in a medium flam till it become crunchy texture. Now put it in a mixture jar and make a makhana powder.

For paneer makhana gravy :

Take 2 tomato (roughly chopped), add 1 tbsp. ginger, and green chilly grind it to make thin paste. (do not add water)

After that, take a pan, in it take 1 tsp ghee, add cumin seeds, Hing, and Kashmiri red chilly powder mix it well and sauté for 1 min. Then add tomato paste in it and add salt according to taste and mix it properly. For taste add coriander powder and haldi powder cook it for 8-10min on low flame. Then add water for gravy to make thin consistency according to gravy.

Now, add makhana powder, mix it and cook for 3-4 minuets. Then add 200ml paneer. Mix it properly. Cover it and cook for 8 – 10 minutes on medium flam.

After that, add 2-3 spoons curd and add fresh coriander leaves.

Nutritious jain paneer makhana dish is ready to eat. Serve it with wheat roti or rice to make it more healthy and delicious.

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