Friday, 22 July 2011

Nutty Makhana Curry

I am having a very busy month and I hope that by the end of this month, things will be a little calmer and quieter. Apologies for not having been following all the delicious recipes floating around the blog world. 

I had made this curry long time back and this recipe was lying in my drafts since then. Its an easy to make curry and tastes great too. Hope you will like it too.


2 pods of garlic, thinly sliced
2 inch piece - ginger, thinly sliced
2/3 cup - yellow pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup - onion, thinly sliced
1 - red chilli, cut into rounds
1 tbsp - ghee (clarified butter)
2 tbsp - sunflower oil
1/2 cup + 1/2 cup - low fat milk (may need more)
1 tsp - garam masala
a generous pinch of dried fenugreek leave (kasuri methi)
a generous pinch of sugar
salt to taste

To be coarsely ground together without using water

2 tsp - pistachio, blanched
2 tsp - melon seeds
4 - 8 pcs - cashew nuts
4 - 8 pcs - almonds, blanched

  1. Heat the ghee in a non stick pan, add the makhanas and fry for a couple of minutes or until light brown. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non stick pan, add the thinly sliced garlic, ginger, chilli, onions and pepper and saute for a minute on medium heat. 
  3. Add the coarsely ground nuts and cook for about a minute. Add the 1/2 cup of milk and cook until the milk evaporates.
  4. Add the garam masala, salt, sugar and 1/2 cup of milk and bring it to a boil.
  5. Lastly, add the fried makhanas and the kasuri methi and mix well. Remove from the heat and serve immediately. 


  1. Nice recipe... I will try it, I'm a big fan of curry, it's not only healthy but also tasty, and this preparation certainly looks good!
    I make a stew with beans and curry that I think you should try, this is the recipe: Stew of Beans. Hope you like it :)
    Thanks and keep it good!

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