Friday, 26 April 2013

PANEER BUTTER MASALA

PANEER BUTTER MASALA




INGREDIENTS
  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into cubes - 1 packet (200 grams)
  • Tomatoes chopped - 5-6
  • Ginger (grated) - 1/2 inch
  • Green chilli (chopped) - 1
  • Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander (Dhania) powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Kasoori methi - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste - 1 teaspoon approx
  • Asafoetida (hing) - a pinch
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cashew nuts - 2-3
  • Cream - 2-3 tablespoons
  • Oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Water - 2cups
METHOD
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add asafoetida (hing) & cumin seeds (jeera).
  • As they crackle, add grated ginger.
  • As ginger turns light brown, add the chopped tomatoes & green chilli.
  • Add coriander (dhania) powder, turmeric powder, salt & red chilli powder to the tomatoes.
  • Mix them well.
  • Cook the tomatoes for 7-10 minutes.
  • After 7-10 minutes, turn off the flame & allow the mixture to cool down.
  • Grind this mixture in a mixer grinder.
  • Next, put this mixture back in the pan & turn on the flame.
  • Add kasoori methi & sugar to the mixture.
  • Cook it well till the mixture starts leaving oil.

  • Next, take the cashew nuts & make a paste.
  • Add a little water to the paste & then add it to the tomatoes.

  • Mix them well & then add 1/2 a cup water to the tomatoes.
  • Bring them to a boil & then add the rest of water.

  • Boil it well to make a slightly thick gravy.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of cream to this gravy on a lower flame.
  • You can use either dairy fresh cream or Amul packaged cream for this purpose.
  • Boil them for a little while till it is absorbed well by the gravy. This will take 1-2 boils.

  • Now, add paneer cubes to the gravy.
  • Allow them to boil (1-2 boils)
  • Once cooked well, turn off the flame.
  • Add garam masala & mix.
  • Paneer butter masala is ready to serve.

3 comments:

krishna said...

yummy yummy yuumy.. next time for sure!!!:)

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious paneer curry.

Anonymous said...

Pls add chilli paneer recipe...

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...