Monday, May 24, 2010

Paneer Butter Masala

Ingredients
  • Paneer - 200 gms
  • Onions - 2 nos
  • Tomatoes - 2 nos
  • Cashew nut Paste - 2 tsp
  • Cloves - 3 nos
  • Cinnamon - 1 stick
  • Butter - 5 tsp
  • Bay Leaf - 1
  • Coriander Powder - 1tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt - 3 tsp
  • Chilly Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Corriander Leaves for garnish
Method
  • Grind the onions and tomatoes to a thick paste. Also grind cloves, cinnamon to fine powder.
  • Now take a pan and add oil into it. When the oil gets heated add the paneer pieces.
  • Lightly fry the paneer cubes until it becomes golden brown on all sides. Set the paneer pieces aside.
  • Heat 3 tablespoon of butter in a heavy bottom pan. Add bay leaf, ginger garlic paste and onion paste and sauté until the onion puree changes its colour to light brown.
  • Then add tomato paste and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add cahew nut paste, corriander powder, cumin powder, chilly powder, garam masala powder, salt, cinnamon-cloves powder and extra butter. Saute for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add yogurt and stir until gravy becomes thick.
  • Then add fried paneer cubes.
  • Garnish with chopped corriander leaves. You can also garnish the curry with fresh cream.
  • Now Paneer Butter Masala is ready
Regards,
Lakshmi S Nair

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