How to make Paneer Butter Masala Recipe - Paneer cooked in spicy rich tomato gravy

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Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course_Veg

Paneer Butter Masala

English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

For more recipes related to Paneer Butter Masala checkout Paneer Babycorn Balchao , Malai Kofta Curry , Shahi Paneer , Malai Kofta Curry . You can also find more Main Course_Veg recipes like Mushroom, Babycorn And Paneer Tawa Masala, Amras Ke Malai Aloo, Matar Mushroom Bharta, Bemisaal Paneer. Or try out these recipes from Indian Cuisine like Gobhi Kasoori, Ragi and Date Kheer, Pav Bhaji, Suji Aloo Cutlet.

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Paneer Butter Masala
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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Paneer Butter Masala

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into triangles 500 grams

  • Butter 5 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cloves 2

  • Cinnamon 2 one-inch

  • Dried red chillies broken 2

  • Coriander seeds crushed 2 tablespoons

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomatoes chopped 5-6 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Kasoori methi crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Heat three tablespoons butter with one teaspoon oil in a Wonderchef Click Amaze Wok. Add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, red chillies and half of the crushed coriander seeds. Sauté for half a minute.

Step 2

Add onion and stir-fry for thirty seconds and add ginger paste and garlic paste. Cook for another thirty seconds. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and tomatoes. Cook on high heat till oil leaves the masala. Puree the mixture.

Step 3

Heat the remaining butter in a Wonderchef Click Amaze Frying Pan, cook the pureed mixture for two minutes. Add paneer pieces and salt. Add half a cup of water. Cook covered on low heat for five minutes.

Step 4

Sprinkle kasoori methi and mix in lightly. Remove from heat and mix in cream. Serve hot, garnished with remaining crushed coriander seeds.

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