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Paneer Butter Masala|How to make paneer butter masala at home

September 28, 2014

Paneer Butter MasalaThis is one way of preparing Paneer Butter Masala but I will come up with a simpler way of making it, if you are sort of time and want to quickly make it if there is a guest coming. But I can assure you that it will taste no lesser than this one.

Ingredients :-

  • Paneer – 250 gms
  • Chopped Onion – 1 large
  • Sliced Onion – 2 (to fry)
  • Chopped tomatoes – 2 to 3 large
  • Kasturi methi- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp (or as per the taste)
  • Butter – 1 ½ tbsps
  • Oil -1 ½ tbsps
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric – a pinch
  • Cashew nuts – 12
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf – 1 bay leaf
  • Green cardamom – 1
  • Black cardamom – 1
  • Small cinnamon stick – 1
  • Cloves – 4 to 5
  • Javitri – 1
  • Milk to add to gravy – 1 cup
  • Fresh cream – as much as required
  • Ketchup – 1 tsp

Paneer Butter MasalaHow to Fry Onion:-

Cut onions into very thin slices, sprinkle corn flour on top of the onions and mix it then deep fry till they turn golden brown color and let it cool.

Blend fried onion and cashew together by adding little water in it to make a paste and keep it aside. (Keep 1 tbsp of fried onion separate)

Method to make Paneer Butter Masala:-

  • First of all saute paneer cubes in oil for 2 minutes and keep it aside.(if you do not want to saute paneer you can leave this step)
  • Heat a pan with some oil, add jeera and dry spices.When the cumin seeds starts spluttering add chopped onion, salt and a pinch of turmeric and fry until golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook till the mixture turns soft and mushy. You can cover and cook as well.
  • Add coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and fry until the raw smell of masala goes off and the masala should leave the sides of the pan.Turn off the gas.
  • When the mixture cools, blend it by adding little water to make a smooth paste and set aside.
  • Heat a pan melt butter add fried onion crushed and add the paste of fried onion and the paste of onion, tomato and spices and cook for about 3  to 4 minutes.
  • Add cream and 1 tsp ketchup and mix well.
  • Now add paneer and milk to adjust the thickness .
  • Let it boil.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
  • It goes well with naan, roti, paratha, puri, or jeera rice.



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