Friday, December 9, 2011

Paneer Butter Masala


Paneer Butter Masala

Today's recipe is the popular paneer butter masala..the rich creamy and buttery North Indian delicacy.This rich gravy is a combination of tomatoes, butter, cashew nut paste( I did not add in this recipe) and cream  and added to this is the irresistible delicate milky flavor of Paneer. 

Ingredients
Paneer- 2 cups (cubed)
Tomatoes- 4 medium
Onions- 1/2 chopped
Ginger and garlic paste- 1 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Green chilly-3
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Cardamon powder - a pinch
Clove - 3-4
Bay leaf- 1
Kasoori methi powder- 1 tsp
Cream- 1/2 cup
Butter - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish


Heat one tsp of oil and add onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute till it changes color and add tomatoes and cook till soft and mashed up. Make a fine paste of this and keep aside.

Heat  three tsp of butter in a pan and add bay leaves and clove. When slightly roasted add the ground paste and saute for a minute. Add chilly powder and green chilly and simmer this till oil separates and tomatoes are cooked. This will take about three to four minutes. Stir in half cup of water,garam masala,cardamon powder and kasoori methi powder and the cubed paneer. Simmer for another two to three minutes and finally add cream and sugar and gently mix in. Serve with chapatis or naan.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy..

40 comments:

  1. what a lipsmacking preperation dear...awesome

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  2. Wow Suja what a beautiful presentation, awesome paneer butter masala!

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  3. Yummyy... I too prepare with similar ingredients but also use cashew nuts. Very creamy and tempting.

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  4. Very rich and superb dish..looks totally tempting.

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  5. wow...iam drooling here so tempting....
    clicks aresuper

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  6. Beautiful curry....looks so delicious

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  7. one of my favs..i have one in my drafts..shud post it before i forget

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  8. My fav...looks so tempting with parathas on the side...yum yum:)

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  9. The curry looks creamy and yummy

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  10. Super rich looking paneer butter masala,inviting.

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  11. wow...iam drooling here so tempting....wonderful clicks...

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  12. hi suja, great looking dish to savor over the weekend.. would live to try out , have a nice day

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  13. If you substitute paneer for chicken, I'll clean the bowl! Paneer's not to my fancy but that rich gravy is totally my kind of curry :)

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  14. creamy and yummy.. I have posted another version of the same one...

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  15. You rightly said, " irresistable"! such a drool worthy dish!

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  16. Super delicious one Suja..Rich and creamy..so tempting.

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  17. wow...curry looks too tempting dear...drooling over the pics :-)

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  18. Such a rich, creamy and tempting paneer butter masala.

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  19. wow... paneer butter masala looks awesome.. creamy and thick... delicious!

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  20. Lip-smackingly awesome.Yum yum Yummy!

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  21. Looks fabulous, spicy and delicious. Wonderful presentation.

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  22. Yummy, delicious looking gravy. I made a similar one yesterday but added green peas to it for a crunch. Thanx for sharing this recipe

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  23. What a lovely curry, very rich & creamy! Looks awesome!

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  24. My fav..I always prepare this when veggie friends come for dinner..liked ur pot,very cute !!

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  25. Paneer is my fav and I love every curry with it ! This is a classy dish

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  26. Paneer Butter masala looks delicious and inviting

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  27. Looks very yum ..even I posted the same :)

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  28. Something perfect with naan, nice presentation.

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  29. Luv panner butter masala... and your pics make it mouth watering!!!
    http://gharkhana.blogspot.com/

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  30. hi suja, simply delicious and appetizing, eating hot soup on rainy days for me.

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  31. Thanks all for the sweet encouraging comments:)

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