Saturday, February 8, 2014

Paneer Butter Masala

Its my love for paneer that prompted me to try this dish. My family is not a big fan of paneer...but I somehow persuaded them to eat the gravy which they relished.


Paneer cubes - 10-12
Big onion - 1 big, chopped finely
Garlic - 2 big cloves, crushed
Ginger - 1 inch piece, crushed
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder - 1 tsp (added just for the colour)
Toamto - 2 , chopped
Salt - as per taste
Kasuri methi - a generous pinch
Butter - around 50g ( half a stick)
Cooking cream - around 50 g


1. Heat a kadai, add butter.
2. When it melts, add the paneer pieces and saute till all the sides are browned slightly. Remove to a paper towel
2. In the same pan, add the onion, ginger, garlic. Saute till they are transparent.
3. Add the powders, and saute till the raw smell is gone, and oil start leaving
4. Now add the tomatoes, and till oil starts leaving the mixture
5. Add salt and kasuri methi. Give it a good stir and switch off the stove.
6. When the mixture has cooled down, grind it into a smooth paste using small jar of the mixer.
7. Add the paste into the pan again. Wash the jar with about half cup of water and add this water also to the pan, and heat it.
8. When it starts to boil, switch off the stove and add cooking cream, followed by fried paneer cubes.
9. Garnish with some coriander leaves, if you like.

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