July 11, 2020
Cookery

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala, the most popular indian vegetarian curry recipes from indian cuisine. Lets have a look at the recipe.

Ingredients

For Masala Paste:

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large sized onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 large sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger – garlic paste
  • 15 whole cashews

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 3 cloves / lavang
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder / daniya powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup cream, full cream
  • 9 pieces paneer
  • ¼ tsp garam Masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves

How to make Paneer Butter Masala

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat butter and saute onions and ginger-garlic paste.
  • further add tomatoes and cashews. saute till they turn mushy.
  • cool completely and blend to smooth paste without adding any water.
  • furthermore, heat butter and saute bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon stick.
  • also add turmeric and chili powder and saute on very low flame for 20 seconds.
  • further add prepared onion-tomato paste and saute 5 minutes.
  • also cover and simmer for 10 minutes or till the oil separates from the gravy.
  • additionally add coriander powder and salt to taste.
  • saute 5 minutes or till the raw smell of spices disappears.
  • further add cream and mix well.
  • then add cubed paneer pieces and coat the gravy by mixing gently.
  • cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • lastly add garam masala and kasuri methi. mix well.
  • finally, paneer butter masala aka panner makhani is ready to serve with roti or naan.

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