Monday, May 31, 2010

Paneer Butter Masala



I love paneer dishes especially paneer butter masala.Ive tried making various versions of this recipe from different sources.This one is close to the restaurant style though Ive modified the recipe to make it less sinful.
Here goes the recipe

Ingredients:

Paneer - 250 gms(cut into squares)

Onion - 2(grated or chopped finely)

Tomatoes  - 3 (blanched by dropping them in boiling water till the skin peels and then pouring cold water over them .Then puree them in a blender)

Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Chili powder - 2 tsp

Cumin powder - 1 tsp

Coriander Powder - 1tsp

Garam masala powder - 1tsp

kasoori methi - 1/4 tsp crushed

Butter - 2 tbsp

Low fat milk - 1/4 cup

Oil - for shallow frying the paneer

Salt to taste

Method:

Shallow fry the paneer in oil/ghee.In a pan heat the butter.When melted add the grated onions.Saute till they turn pinkish.

Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.

Add the turmeric powder,chili powder,cumin powder and coriander powder.Saute for 2 minutes.

Then add the tomato puree,garam masala and fry till the butter oozes out.Add a 1/2cup of water.When it starts boiling  add the fried paneer,required amount of salt.Simmer and close with a lid.Allow it to cook for 5 minutes till the paneer becomes soft.

Then add the milk and kasoori methi and simmer for 2 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves.



17 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Ramya
Just like you I also keep on trying different preparations of paneer. I just love it. Very tempting recipe

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

PranisKitchen said...

ramya
really delicious paneer butter masla.best combo with chapathi.i always prefer this because it so tasty and very easy to prepare one..the curry looks so creamy and yummy
nice template

shriya said...

My all time fav. Love em at any time. Yours look soo perfect.

Priya said...

Its indeed our family favourite, just love it..Beautiful and delicious!

Rachana Kothari said...

Paneer butter masala looks so creamy and delicious, perfect combo with butter naan :-)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

looks very tempting dear!!

Vrinda said...

Looks perfect..my fav tooo

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so creamy and yummy paneer dish.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Any paneer dish, I would love it..looks great:))

M D said...

I love paneer butter masala and this one looks so good!

Suhaina said...

u too have a lovely blog with wonderful recipes. Paneer is my fav. Happy to follow u.

Nithu Bala said...

Wow..wonderful recipe..my favou too..

Valarmathi said...

Love paneer, looks tempting and yummy.

Sushma Mallya said...

Rich, creamy & delicious gravy, one of my fav which i usually do with naan..

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Priya said...

I luv paneer,and luv trying it...the recipe is too gud...