Basic Makhani Gravy Recipe | Restaurant Style Makhani Gravy recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Makhani gravy is tomato based creamy gravy popular in North India especially Punjab. Cream and butter is the key ingredient in making the makhani sauce. It is also called as red gravy. It forms the base for many exotic dishes like Paneer Makhani, Veg Makhani, butter chicken etc.
This gravy is so rich and creamy with the addition of cashews and cream. When we have the base gravy ready, dishes can be made quickly. These are freezer friendly and you can make it in bulk and use them when required. Monday again and theme for this week in FoodieMondaybloghop group is #256DesiBaseCurries suggested by Preethi. She wanted us to showcase the curry who forms the base for many recipes. You should check out onion coconut curry base and other interesting recipes from Preethi's blog.
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How to make Basic Makhani Gravy with step by step pictures
Wash and slit the tomatoes.
Take water in a pan and boil it nicely.
Add slit tomatoes, cashews in boiling water and blanch them for 4-5 minutes.
Allow it to cool down and remove the skin of tomatoes. Reserve the water used for boiling.
Take tomatoes and cashews in blender and grind to smooth paste.
Heat oil and 1/2 tbsp butter and add bay leaves, cinnamon and cloves.
Then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 1 minute.
Then add the tomato cashew puree
Next add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt and sugar.
Add the reserved water and mix. Close the lid and allow it to boil for 10 minutes till it is thick and creamy.
Then add 1 tbsp of butter and boil for 2-3 minutes.
Finally garnish with kasuri methi, cream and switch off the flame.
Creamy makhani sauce is ready.
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