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PANEER BUTTER MASALA (RESTAURANT STYLE RECIPE AT HOME)

Called by various names, as Butter Paneer , Butter Paneer Masala ,is one of the most popular Paneer Recipe in India. A rich creamy dish of Paneer cooked in a tomato-cashew sauce. Spices such as red chilli powder, Garam masala powder, are also used.

I had first enjoyed this PANEER RECIPE when I took a trip in Varanasi, in my School days. A creamy gravy of cashews and tomatoes adding nutty flavour to the curry took my heart at very first bite. Since then I have tried this recipe at several restaurants and even My mom tried this recipe at home.

WHAT MAKES PANEER MAKHANI /PANEER BUTTER MASALA SO SPECIAL

Paneer chunks fried and cooked in an emulsied gravy of cashews,tomato and ginger holds special place in Indian cuisine. Being subtley different from the Mughlai style SHAHI PANEER this recipe is bit tangy in taste.

SOME ESSENTIAL TIPS

  1. Always marinate the paneer cubes with lemon juice and black pepper powder before frying them.
  2. Cut tomato into thin slice. Make smooth paste.
  3. If cashew is not available, use almonds, scrap the skin before making paste.

INGREDIENTS

  • 300 GM Paneer
  • 3 Tomato
  • 2 Onion
  • 6-8 Cashew Nuts
  • 1/2 inch Ginger slice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Soya Oil to Cook
  • 1 spoon Ghee

HOW TO COOK RESTAURANT STYLE PANEER BUTTER MASALA

  1. Cut paneer into cubes.
  2. Add 1 tsp salt and 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Cut Onion, tomato into thin slices.
  4. Pour oil in pan. Add ghee.
  5. Put the cashew nuts for frying.
  6. Then add onion slices. Fry them.
  7. Then add tomato slices.
  8. Cook for few minutes.
  9. Take it out and let it cool. Make smooth paste of it in blender.
  10. Now fry paneer cubes. Set them aside after frying.
  11. Temper oil with 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder.
  12. Add the masala paste.
  13. Saute for few minutes.
  14. Add water as masala becomes golden.
  15. Add the fried paneer cubes.
  16. Add salt to taste.
  17. Cook till water absorbs the flavour of masala and the raw smell of water goes away.
  18. Serve hot.
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PANEER MAKHANI RECIPE / HOW TO COOK PANEER MAKHANI

A delicious curry made by cooking Paneer in tomato cashew gravy. This is a simple and delicious recipe. Spicing varies from recipe to recipe.

Paneer refers to Indian cheese and makhan refers to butter. Hence the name Paneer Makhani, paneer cooked with butter.

This slightly creamy dish originating from the Indian subcontinent is a must try for those who loves easy yet delicious paneer recipe.

Team this preparation with rice or roti or pulao.

TIPS

Soak paneer in hot water for 5-6 minutes to make extra soft.

Use of curd or cream is optional. Smooth sauce of tomato makes it equally succulent.

You can use peanuts if cashews not available. Just grind it with spoonful of sugar.

HOW TO MAKE PANEER MAKHANI ( STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE WITH PHOTOS)

Take paneer in a plate after washing. Now chop it in cubes.

Peel off the potato skin and chop it into cubes. Boil it for 10-15 minutes.

Cut tomatoes and capsicum. Chop into fine pieces.

Arrange the spices- 2 spoon garam masala powder, 1 spoon turmeric powder, 1 spoon salt ,2 spoon sugar , 1 bay leaf, 2 dry red chilli

Put butter in pan. Temper the butter with bay leaf and dry red chilli. Then remove it from butter. Fry paneer cubes in butter.

Put the chopped tomatoes and ginger slice and tempered bay leaf and dry red chilli in grinder.

Make a smooth paste.

Put the chopped capsicum in pan.

As capsicum turns golden, add the masala paste.

Add salt and turmeric powder and sugar and garam masala powder (1/2 of it). Add salt and sugar. Mix everything

Cook till the raw smell of the masala goes away. Now add the fried paneer and potato cubes.

Add water( preferred hot water).

Sprinkle garam masala powder and finish cooking.

HOW TO COOK PANEER MAKHANI

Prep time-10 minutes Cooking time-20 minutes Total time -30 minutes

Cuisine – North Indian

Course – Main Course

Author 👩‍🍳 – Tina

INGREDIENTS

Paneer -300 gm

Potato -2

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder -2 tsp

Salt -1 tsp

Sugar -2 tsp

Bay leaf -1

Dry red Chilli -2

Tomato -1

Capsicum -1

Butter

Ginger slice

Cooking Steps

Chop paneer and potatoes into cubes. Wash paneer. Boil Potatoes and fry paneer in pan.

Temper oil with bay leaf and dry red chilli. Remove them from pan. Chop capsicum and fry it in pan.

Put the bay leaf and dry red chilli in grinder. Chop the tomato and add it in same. Make a smooth paste.

Now add the paste in pan.

Cook till the raw smell of the masala goes away. Add fried paneer and potatoes.

Add the spices, salt and sugar. Mix everything.

Add water (preferred hot water)

Sprinkle garam masala powder and finish cooking.