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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Paneer butter masala/Paneer recipes

Paneer butter masala is a very common north indian gravy goes very well with roti,nan,tandoor items.Stir fried paneer in indian masalas with lots of butter and cashews.For health sake i reduced butter and cashews .This gravy i made with home made paneer which made it extra yummy.The freshness ,sponginess of the panner with rich gravy made with cashews was out of the world on a cold winter dinner.

Preparation time:15 min
Cooking time:15 min

  • 1/2 cup paneer cubes(pan roasted)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt as required 
Saute and grind:
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • salt as required
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 garlic pod.
  • few cashews(around 5)
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/Cumin seeds

  • Cut onion,tomato,ginger,garlic in to large pieces
  • Heat the saute pan add some butter.
  • Add ginger ,garlic and saute it for sometime.
  • Add onion and saute until the onion is translucent
  • Add tomato and saute them until they are soft
  • Add masalas and saute it for 2 min.
  • Switch off the flame and cool it down add cashews to it .
  • Grind it to smooth paste
  • In the mean time saute the paneer with little butter until brown on all sides.

  • Add remaining butter and add Cumin seeds.
  • Wait until it changes color.
  • Add the ground paste and saute it until raw smell of the masalas and onion go off.
  • Add more water if required.
  • Finally add the sauted paneer to it .
  • Add required salt as well.

  • Enjoy it with Roti/chapathi of your choice.

Checking for more sidedish for rotis check rajma gravy,blackchanna curry,Cabbage curry.
Looking for paratha recipe check my greenchanna paratha.

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  1. Paneer butter masala seems so tasty. Hope u made it with the home made paneer prepared by u earlier. Then no doubt so tasty and yummy curry without any doubt.

  2. love paneer and the gravy looks really awesome yum yum..

  3. Paneer butter masala looks so inviting...I also prepared with homemade paneer to make tasty and fresh...

  4. Lovely PBM.wish to taste a spoon;)

  5. Mouth watering ...looks so yummy :)


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