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Paneer Makhani Tarts

Paneer Makhani Tarts

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 45

Total Time : 60

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • For tarts: 1 cup flour

  • 100 grams butter

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 3-4 tbsp chilled water

  • For Paneer Makhani: 1/2 cup sliced onions

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup cashewnuts

  • 1 kashmiri dry red chilli

  • 1.5 cups water

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1 tbsp garlic paste

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2-3 cloves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 tbsp tomato puree

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp dried kasuri methi

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 150 grams Paneer cut in small cubes

  • 1 tbsp fresh cream

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander

Directions

  • 01

    For Tarts: In a mixing bowl sift flour and salt. Now add butter cubes. (Butter should not be softened, it should be right out of the refrigerator.

  • 02

    Mix the butter cubes with your hand while rubbing through your fingertips to make like a fine bread crumb like consistency.

  • 03

    Now add 3 tbsp cold water and make a firm dough. Once done, wrap it in a cling film and chill for atleast 2 hours.

  • 04

    In another wok, add butter and garlic paste, saute for few seconds. Add cinnamon, cloves,cardamon and bay leaf, mix and saute for few seconds.

  • 05

    Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and saute for few seconds.

  • 06

    Add in the pureed paste and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • 07

    Add garam masala, coriander powder and tomato puree and cook for another 4-5 mins.

  • 08

    Next add paneer cubes, dried fenugreek leaves mix it well. Garnish with some finely chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

  • 09

    For assembling: Once the tart dough has chilled for two hours, preheat the oven for 180 degree and grease the tart moulds.

  • 10

    Roll the chilled dough on a floured surface and cut out circles with a cookie cutter.

  • 11

    Press the circle into each mould till the edge and cut off the rest.

  • 12

    Bake in a preheated oven at 180° celcius for 20 mins.

  • 13

    Once done take it out from the oven and let them cool down a bit.

  • 14

    Fill the tarts with paneer makhani gravy serve with mint dip and fresh salad.

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