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Monday, August 6, 2012

Paneer Butter Masala | Paneer Recipes

Paneer Butter Masala is one of the favourite at my home, which I prepare often.  Do checkout my recipes Tomato PaneerMutter Paneer, Palak Paneer, Pepper Paneer, and many more varieties previously in my Paneer recipes here

Tomato - 1 no(Big and deseeded)
Onion - 2nos
Paneer - 15-20 pieces(for Homemade Paneer click here)
Garlic - 1 clove
Spices - cinamon, cardamom, cloves ; 1 or 2 each
Kasoori Methi - 1/2 tspn
Tomato Ketchup - 1 tablespoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Garam Masala -  1/2 tspn
Full Cream Milk - 1 cup
Ghee or Butter - 2 tblspn
Cream - 2 tspns(Optional)
Sugar - 1/2 tspn

Preparation Method

Soak paneer cubes in warm water.

Chop onion and tomato to medium size cubes.

In a Kadai, put little oil and spices, half the chopped onion, tomato and garlic. Saute till its soft. Allow it to cool and grind to a fine paste with little milk. I sometimes do a coarse paste.

In the same Kadai, put 1 tblspn ghee/butter, add 2 tblspns of finely chopped onion and tomato(Optional), a pinch of salt saute, add crushed kasoori methi (see notes below)

Add grounded paste with little water. Add salt to taste. Keep it in low flame. Keep Stirring.
Once its cooked well, tomato puree and allow one boil. Then add milk, mix and boil it. Add all masalas and mix well. Keep it in low flame. Once its boiled, check for salt and add paneer and mix well. It should be not too thick or too runny. Just semi gravy and blend well. Add sugar and stir well. You can also add a pinch of kasoori methi. Allow it to boil once and off the stove. Add 1 tblspn of butter on top and off the stove. 

Top it up with cream if you like or serve just like that.

I have served with Phulkas.
Paneer Butter Masala is ready to serve. This can be a side dish for Chapathi, Naan, Kulcha and Rotis (Indian Breads) or Pulao.

This recipe is going to Cooking with love Sister by Ruchika and Saraswathi Iyer.


meenab on August 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM said...

this is good and rich dish. i m always crazy abt gravies and u have got it so nicely made

chef and her kitchen on August 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM said...

looks delicious n yummm,love this for sure

Eat2live2travel on August 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM said...

Yummy dish...perfect with naan...

Shama Nagarajan on August 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM said...

delicious dear!! inviting you tp join Fast food- Noodles

Raks on August 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM said...

yummy yumm! Love it a lot all time!

Unknown on August 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM said...

My all time fav dish.. looks really awesome & delicious..

Rajani on August 6, 2012 at 8:35 PM said...

This is a hot weekend fav at my home too, love the colour on yours. There is no use of nuts like badam/cashew in your recipe as I see, so does it still manage to thicken up?

Divya A on August 6, 2012 at 8:49 PM said...

Looks yum and perfect :)
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Hamaree Rasoi on August 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM said...

Inviting looking Paneer butter masala...looks so creamy and thick

Prema on August 6, 2012 at 9:42 PM said...

Delicious masala,love it...

Indian Khana on August 6, 2012 at 9:58 PM said...

Yum it looks ..nice pic

divyagcp on August 7, 2012 at 6:43 AM said...

tempting and delicious paneer butter masala..

Divya's Culinary Journey

Saraswathi Iyer on August 7, 2012 at 2:02 PM said...

Thank you friends for your comments.
@ Rajani - I had grounded the onion and tomato to coarse paste with full cream milk. So its thick.

Prathima Rao on August 7, 2012 at 6:55 PM said...

an all time fav!!! Looks so creamy & addictive!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Spice up the Curry on August 8, 2012 at 9:13 PM said...

looks so mouthwatering..

Priya Suresh on August 9, 2012 at 2:32 AM said...

Slurp,fingerlicking dish..Makes me hungry..

Shabbu on August 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM said...

Yummy and delicious paneer butter masala..
Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

Unknown on June 3, 2013 at 4:08 PM said...

hello mam ,
I come across ur blog while surfing for recipes.
this is my fav recipe I wish to do it at home


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