Cook's Hideout: Vegetable Makhani Rice

November 04, 2015

Vegetable Makhani Rice

Blogging Marathon# 58: Week 1/ Day 2
Theme: Bring on your Rice
Dish: Vegetable Makhani Rice
After yesterday's South Indian rice dish, I have this North Indian rice dish. Makhani gravy is a reddish tomato based gravy made with butter and cream (hence the name makhani), commonly used in North Indian dishes. It is very popular on restaurant menus and paneer makhani is quite famous.
Rice with Makhani gravy & vegetables
Here the makhani gravy is mixed with basmati rice to make this creamy and delicious rice that is equally good to perfect to serve at dinner parties or as a quick weeknight meal. Recipe is from a Telugu cooking show.
Rice with Makhani gravy & vegetables
The original recipe only used mixed vegetables, but I decided to add some chickpeas to add some protein and make the dish more wholesome. Alternately paneer or tofu can also be added instead of chickpeas. Serve with raita and chips for a delicious meal.
Rice with Makhani gravy & vegetables

Vegetable Makhani Rice
  • 1cup Basmati Rice
  • 1cup Mixed Vegetables (Carrot, Green beans, Corn, Green peas)
  • 1cup Tomato puree (boil and grind 3~4 medium tomatoes to a paste)
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • 1~2tsp Kashmiri Chili powder
  • ¼tsp Shahjeera
  • 1tsp Garam Masala
  • 2tsp Kasoori Methi, crushed
  • 2tbsp Butter
  • 2tbsp Heavy Cream
  • To taste Salt
  1. Melt butter in a large saute pan, add shahjeera and once the seeds start to splutter, add green chilies, ginger+garlic paste and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the mixed vegetables and saute for 4~5 minutes.
  3. Next add the tomato puree, Kashmiri chili powder, garam masala, kasoori methi and salt. Cover and cook for 5~6 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cream and cook till heated through, about 1 minute.
  5. Finally add the basmati rice and gently stir to combine. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot with raita and Enjoy!!
Rice with Makhani gravy & vegetables

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 58.


  1. A one pot meal with protein, vegetables and gravy all added in. Awesome!

  2. Such a colorful and inviting rice dish. The rice grains are perfectly cooked, long and grainy.

  3. This looks delicious Pavani...,,your pics make it more tempting than ever

  4. The rice looks so good Pavani! lovely colour and beautiful display..

  5. Oh that looks like a good choice for lunch box for the man. Bookmarking the recipe

  6. Prefectly cooked rice, that plate of makhani rice makes me hungry.

  7. I noticed a similar dish recently on a cook show and was wondering how it would turn out and you have just showed me how yummy it can be.

  8. This is such a visual delight, Pavani. Just to clarify, you've mixed cooked basmati with the vegetable makhani, haven't you?

  9. That's a fantastic dish pavani..I keep hearing from mom about all the innovative recipes that come out of a tv show these days..she is so hooked all of them..Dad says from 12.30 our time, he has different chefs visiting our living room with

  10. Wow this is pretty cool idea. Makhni rice. rich and flavorful

  11. What a wonderful one pot meal. All the goodness in one spoonful of rice.

  12. love the gorgeous color of the rice

  13. Very neatly presented, Pavani.


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