Paneer Butter Masala

By Pavithira Vijay  |  20th Jan 2016  |  
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About Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer cooked in a tangy and spicy tomato based gravy and finished with fresh cream.

Paneer Butter Masala is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Paneer Butter Masala by Pavithira Vijay is a step by step process by which you can learn how to make Paneer Butter Masala at your home. It is an easy recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. Paneer Butter Masala is a dish which comes from Punjabi cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 2 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Paneer Butter Masala takes 10 minute for the preparation and 30 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Paneer Butter Masala make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Paneer Butter Masala will be the best option for you. The flavor of Paneer Butter Masala is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Paneer Butter Masala at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

Paneer Butter Masala

Ingredients to make Paneer Butter Masala

  • 225 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 Green cardamom
  • 2 mace
  • 1 medium onion (ground and made into paste)
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 - 4 medium tomatoes (pureed)
  • 6 - 7 cashews (soaked and ground)
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (or as per taste)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • salt as needed
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp Crushed Kasuri methi
  • 1 - 2 tbsp Fresh cream

How to make Paneer Butter Masala

  1. Grease a pan with butter and shallow fry the paneer block until golden spots appear and paneer turns soft. Flip it and do the same for the other side, Cut into small cubes and keep aside until needed.
  2. In the same pan add more butter and some oil and once butter melts, add cardamom, cloves and mace. Then add the onion paste and ginger-garlic paste and start sauteing.
  3. Once the onion paste is sauted well and starts turning golden brown, add the tomato puree.
  4. Close and cook for 2 - 3 minutes and then add tthe spice powders (except garam masala).
  5. Cook until the tomato is completely cooked and shrinks to a paste and starts leaving oil.
  6. Then add a cup of water and let it come to a boil.
  7. Add cashew paste, stir well and cook for another 3 - 4 minutes.
  8. Add sugar and sprinkle garam masala, add crushed Kasuri methi and stir well.
  9. Throw in the shallow fried paneer pieces and allow them to absorb the flavors for 3 - 4 minutes on med - low flame.
  10. Then keep on low flame and add cream and give a stir. After 2 minutes turn off stove.
  11. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with some more cream and serve.

My Tip:

You can also replace cashew paste with almond paste or melon seeds paste. Sugar balances the taste and acidity of tomatoes. Shallow frying paneer is optional, you can even deep fry it but I absolutely do not prefer it. Or just soak the paneer in warm water till you prepare the sauce. That's the ideal way.

Reviews for Paneer Butter Masala (2)

sabreen mohsina year ago


Sangita Dasgupta2 years ago

Too good

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