Monday, November 16, 2009

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is a delicious Punjabi dish, which is quiet popular in most of the northern part of India, the word paneer means to Indian cottage cheese which is prepared with thick milk and vinegar or lemon juice..This paneer butter masala is also called as Paneer makhani, my preparation of paneer butter masala goes for an easy and but not a quick preparation, yea this paneer butter masala takes a bit time consuming for making out onion puree, tomato puree and cashew paste but once all ur ingredients are ready, this masala will turn out quickly and prefectly awesome..I can eat paneer butter masala anytime almost every day, but the cream and cashew paste used to prepare this masala makes me little freaky anyhow its such a rich and delicious dish, we are die hard fans of this gravy thickened by using onion puree, tomato puree, cashew paste and cream..Needless to say that this paneer butter masala suits very well as side dish with Naan, rotis, parottas or with chapathis..




2cups Paneer cubes
2nos Onions (chopped)
4nos Tomatoes
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/2tsp Red chilli powder
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1cup Milk
10nos Cashews
1tsp Garam masala powder
3tbsp Butter
1/2cup Cream
1/2tsp Shah Jeera or Fenugreek seeds
2tbsp Kasturi methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
Oil
Salt

Cook chopped onions for 10minutes in high in microwave oven, meanwhile heat the milk and soak the cashews in warm milk,boil the tomatoes in water for 5 minutes, remove from water and dip them in cold water, remove the skin and blend the tomatoes as puree...Grind the soaked cashews with quarter cup of milk as fine paste, grind the cooked onions as puree and keep aside...Toast the paneer cubes in butter on both sides until they turns slightly brown and let them in hot water to make them soft..

Now heat enough oil and butter, fry the shah jeera and saute the slit opened green chillies, onion puree, ginger garlic paste and cook everything in simmer until the raw smells goes away, add the kasturi methi, turmeric powder, garam masala powder,red chilli powder and tomato puree to the cooking masalas, saute everything again for few more minutes...finally add the cashew paste, remaining milk,paneer cubes to the masalas and cook again for few minutes, finally add the cream, chopped coriander leaves and put off the stove..

Serve hot !!!!

37 comments:

  1. This is my all time fav order in restaurants....ur version looks soo gud...need just rotis to finish off that bowl :)

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  2. Even i too love this creamier delicious gravy..i usually do it when there are guests as its yummy as well as easy also...

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  3. This looks thick in gravy and delicious too.
    I tried it in restaurants but not at home.

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  4. when ever i will go to restaurant i will order this.I love this,looks creamy & tasty,

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  5. my fav too..looks very creamy and delicious!!!

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  6. my fav too ;) who wud say NO priya :))))

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  7. looks so creamy and delicious...love to have these with chapathi's...thx for sharing such a yummy recipe, dear!

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  8. this is my fav dish.....i like soooooooo much

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  9. I love this, looks so authentic, delicous with roties.

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  10. சூப்பரா இருக்கு...

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  11. Nice tempting picture Priya...I too prepare paneer butter masala like this...even with tofu also :)

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  12. WOw, man you are jet fast in posting the recipe, I came here y'day night...now in early morning this wonderful treat to my eyes, love paneer butter masala...this looks gorgeous:)

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  13. Rich creamy tempting gravy! Pass me the Kadai and watch me finish it in no time.

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  14. My favourite.Looks great Priya.Apt entry.

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  15. This used to me fav dish in college eat outs.

    Haven't had this from so many days now. Looks very yummy and inviting.

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  16. Oh Gosh !!! my daughters fav dish she's crazy about..they looks very creamy & thick and delicious.

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  17. yummy yumm dear...very rich and creamy...my all time fav.

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  18. Wow pakumbothe sapdanum pole iruku..I can have dozen of garlic or butter naan with this gravy Priya..

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  19. This looks terrific Priya!I am drooling here!

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  20. Beautiful color of that curry.. awesome!

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  21. Looks so creamy and rich... perfect with any breads :)

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  22. Feel like having this paneer butter masala!

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  23. this looks perfect and yummy! great combo with parathas...

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  24. what a lovely colour Priya. its my fav too but now seldom make it. your dish looks very tempting.

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  25. Absolutely lipsmacking good - looks delivious - I want this now!

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  26. PBM as we call it in our place is my daughter's all time favourite. I'm yet to meet someone who doesn't like this!

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  27. Wow........looks rich and creamy, delicious one.

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  28. This is also one of my favourites! As is ANYTHING with paneer, but this dish is always something I would go for in a restaurant. I can imagine how yummy it tastes esp with a lovely, soft naan! Okay, I'll shut up now :)

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  29. hi priya
    i tried this yday
    i m posting the pics and linking to your post for the recipe. Hope u dont mind.


    http://enveetukitchen.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-post.html

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  30. hi priya thanks for this recipe.my hubby said 'WOW'.
    really its so yummy.

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  31. this tasted just like restaurant stuff..absolutely gorgeous recipe..hope my guests will like it too.

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  32. hi priya,

    i tried out this recipe 1 yr ago ! we all loved it. i have made it many times now for parties too. Everyone loves it ! I dont even use butter, and cream to finish off. it is so lip smacking good even without all this fat. I still search back for your version whenever i try this recipe ! a keeper !

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