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
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
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.