Paneer Butter masala

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Paneer 3inch by 4 inch rectangular piece
Onion 1 big sized
Tomato 2
Ginger ½ inch piece
Ginger 3 to 4 cloves
Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
Kasuri methi 1 teaspoon
Butter 2 table spoons
Oil 1 tablespoon
Cashew nuts handful about 2 to 3 tablespoons
Turmeric powder ¼ pinches
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
(adjust accordingly)
Salt as needed

1. Cut panner into even sized cubes. Heat a pan add oil after oil is heated add the panner pieces and fry till they turn light brown in color. Keep them aside.
2. Soak cashews in hot water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes grind it into a smooth paste.
3. Make a paste of ginger and garlic.

4. Cut tomatoes and onion into pieces. Heat the same pan add oil saute the pieces till they become tender. Grind them a coarse puree.

6.   Heat a pan add butter after it is melted.  (I have added ½ oil and ½ butter since I didn’t want too use much butter)  Add jeera when the jeera slightly changes color. Add ginger garlic paste and saute well.
7. After 2 minutes add the tomato onion puree and mix well.
8. After 5 minutes add garam masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
9. Add kasturi methi and mix well.
10. After 5 minutes add the paneer pieces and mix well.
11. Add cashew paste and mix well. Cook for 10 minutes.
12. Add 1 teaspoon butter and garnish with coriander leaves.


Aruna Manikandan said...

looks rich and delicious :)

Priya said...

Simply delicious and inviting Paneer butter masala,my fav!

aipi said...

Ahh..perfect n creamy..I make it almost the same way :)

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San said...

Seems you have lots going on in your space .Paneer butter masala is so divine .

Suman Singh said...

Paneer butter masala looks inviting and the step by step pictorial..great job!

Mrs K said...

My favorite paneer butter masala,this looks so creamy and delicious and almost resembles my paneer butter masala,I sometimes add powdered cashews or almomds to this and also a tiny bit of honey:)

Deepa Praveen said...

First time here..I like your blog..happy to follow u

Treat and Trick said...

Love your preparation, it looks tasty!

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