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Paneer Butter Masala

Based on 2 ratings

Samyukta Manoj

Community Member

“This my all time favorite dish and It goes well with Butter/Garlic Naan, Chapati or Roti.”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
250 g paneer cheese
onion
tomatoes
cashews
green chilis
1 tbsp ginger
4 cloves garlic
cinnamon stick
cloves
bay leaf
cardamom pods
½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin seed
2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp Kasuri methi/Dry fenugreek leaves
3 tbsp cream
1 tbsp salt (According to taste)
1 tsp sugar
butter (for frying)

Utensils

  • 2 woks
  • blender
  • frying pan
  • Step 1/11

    • 250 g paneer cheese

    At first defrost the paneer.

  • Step 2/11

    • onion
    • tomatoes
    • green chilis
    • 1 tbsp ginger
    • 4 cloves garlic

    Chop all the vegetables.

  • Step 3/11

    • cinnamon stick
    • cloves
    • bay leaf
    • cardamom pods
    • 1 tsp cumin seed
    • 2 tbsp ghee
    • wok

    Add 1tbsp ghee and add cumin seeds and the spices.

  • Step 4/11

    Add all the vegetables to the pan and sauté them till the onion turns colorless.

  • Step 5/11

    • cashews
    • ½ tsp turmeric
    • 1 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tsp ground coriander

    Later, add turmeric, chili powder and coriander powder, mix it well and cook for about 2 to 3 mins. Once its done let it to cool down.

  • Step 6/11

    • blender

    Put the mixture in a blender and make a paste.

  • Step 7/11

    • butter (for frying)
    • frying pan

    In a side, take a pan and add 1 tbsp butter and fry the paneer to get a crispy coating.

  • Step 8/11

    • 1 tsp garam masala
    • 1 tbsp salt (According to taste)
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • wok

    In a wok, add 1tbsp ghee and the paste, simmer the flame and add in garam masala, salt and sugar to it, mix well.

  • Step 9/11

    Let the mixture to cook for about 2-3 mins till the oil starts to separate from the mixture.

  • Step 10/11

    • 1 tsp Kasuri methi/Dry fenugreek leaves
    • 3 tbsp cream

    Add Kasuri methi, give it a mix and finally add cream.

  • Step 11/11

    Serve Hot.

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