Panner Butter Masala


Paneer is one of my favorite cheese and i love to have it in any form & PANEER BUTTER MASALA is a rich paneer dish made with cream & cashews along with other wonderful ingredeints to make a thick and creamy sauce. This is perfect if you are having a dinner or party.

I tried so many recipes but never got the results as i wanted but when i saw this recipe i knew this is it and i tried it immediately and this is by far the best paneer butter masala recipe i have tried..If you love this dish too then i encourage you to try this recipe as i know you will not be disappointed with the results, it does take some prep work but trust me its all worth it in the end..

PANEER BUTTER MASALA
From here


Serves Two

Ingredients:-

Paneer:- 1 packet (that you get in grocery store or you can prepare it at home too)
Onion:- 1 1/2 medium size ( Blanched & pureed ) (SEE NOTES )
Tomato puree:- 3 tbsp
Ginger - Garlic paste - 3/4 tsp
Cashewnut paste - 2tbsp
Chilli Powder:- 1 tsp ( or as per taste)
Coriander Powder:- 1tsp
Turmeric powder:- 3/4 tsp
Garam Masala:- 1/4tsp
Salt as per taste
Fresh Cream - 1 cup
Butter - 2tbsp



Method:-

Initial Preparation:- Initial preparation is a little time consuming.But after this its really very simple and easy to make..

1) If you are using the paneer loaf, then cut them into cubes and fry them in oil or ghee till they turn light brown in colour.Then soak these paneer cubes in hot water for about 1/2 an hour so as to make them soft. If you are using the fried that we get in indian grocery stores then u can directly place them in hot water and allow it to stay for half an hour to make it soft.

2) Soak about 1 1/2 tbsp of cashewnuts in water for about 2 hrs and grind them to a paste. This paste makes the gravy rich in taste.

3) Blanch the onion cut into pieces for about 15mts. If you are using microwave for blanching then keeep the onions for about 10mts on high. And puree them.

Actual Preparation:-

1) Heat butter in a kadai and add the onion puree and saute till they turn light brown in color.(This is also known as brown paste)

2) Add ginger-garlic paste to the brown paste mixture and saute for sometime.

3) Then add the Kashmirichillipowder,coriander powder, cashewpaste, tomato puree, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt and saute for sometime.

4) Add the soaked paneer cubes, little water and allow it to cook till the gravy becomes semi-solid.

5) Finally garnish it with freshcream.

Serve It with Chapati, Paratha, Poori Or Naan


NOTES:-

1) To Blanch Onions:- Peel the skin of onions then make a cross sign with knife on root side (do not cut all the way) Bring water to a boil on high heat then slowly drop the onions let it cook for about 4-5 minutes then remove and put it directly in a ice cold water to stop the cooking process ,now grind the onion to a fine paste in a food processor and use it as per recipe.











30 comments:

lata raja said...

The paneer looks well blended in the yummy masala, nicely photographed. Thanks for stopping by.

Superchef said...

i just love the colour of that paneer butter masala!

Priya said...

Wowww Preety am drooling rite now here yaar!! wat a delicious butter masala !!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks delicious. Nice and colorful.

Ann said...

Looks so creamy, rich and colorful

Pooja said...

Aww what a colour! It must have tasted divine!

Smitha said...

That looks wonderful. wish i could have some for dinner now.

kittymatti said...

Excellent stuff dear! Loved the recipe!!!

Rekha shoban said...

looks really yummy...bright red colour.

Poornima Nair said...

Looks so rich and lovely bright colour. Just makes the curry so appealing.

Chitra said...

Love the color..looks rich and perfect:)

Varunavi said...

Looks so rich and nice colour :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow....that's a creamy and spicy recipe....love the color...

Vani said...

Loved the color of the curry.

Vidya said...

Lovely curry & mouthwatering picture Preety.

Rahin said...

looks very very delicious

Archy said...

mouth is watering looking at these pic !! very nice recipe !! love it !!

Bergamot said...

Looks really nice and spicy

*sangi* said...

Luv paneer in any form ...Nice recipe&tempting presentation!

Sanghi said...

Wow.. Tempting me a lot preety! Yummmy click@!

phanitha said...

Looks very delicious...

Divya Kudua said...

Yum yum yum...love PBM anytime of the day..:)

Sanjana said...

My favourite! I love paneer so much, I think I have a paneer addiction! Lovely recipe and lovely blog, thanks for sharing all of these yummy recipes! I'll definetly be back to check out your new posts :)

Sanjana from KO Rasoi

kitchenmorph said...

i can feast on paneer. and was looking around for a tried and tested pbm recipe and this is it!
thank you for sharing!
thanks much for pasing by and sorry for the delay. two kids,home and my personal reading take up time :(

kitchenmorph said...

arre!! like poornima nairs i can't copy paste the recipe...i don like book marking coz i've made folders to use at my ease...any way out?

SinFoodie said...

Wow! This looks rich. Perfect colour.

organic spices said...

I love the idea of making seasoning blend. I made some about a month ago and I really do use it, I am out of it and ready to make some more. Thanks all for the great idea.
Organic Spices

Anonymous said...

looks very yummy
i m gonna make it for tonights dinner........

i ll soon post u the result and how it came out to be

Apani Rasoi said...

Love this masala....yummy!!!!!!
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Davis said...

Nice Blog..Thank you for sharing...

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