Malai Korma

Paneer Malai Korma is a rich, creamy and delicious gravy that is made without any tomatoes. As the name suggests, it is made with paneer and since we use fresh milk (cream for richer version) and thick yogurt to make the gravy base, it is called malai korma. It is a mildly spiced gravy unlike many other Paneer based side dishes and is creamy-white in color as there are no tomatoes used in this recipe. There are a bunch of whole spices used in making this Paneer Korma and while it is not spicy, it is highly flavorful. Two distinct flavors that stand out are cardamom powder and nutmeg powder. The taste of the korma is truly unmatched!  Creamy, rich and absolutely delicious Paneer Malai Korma is a mildly spiced paneer gravy that goes really well with any Indian flat bread and stuffed breads. For the uninitiated, Korma and Kurma are not the same. Kurma is a popular South Indian coconut-based gravy made with mixed vegetables or beans. Korma on the other-hand is a North Indian gravy that’s creamy, often made with pureed onions and tomatoes without coconut.