Paneer butter masala recipe | paneer makhani | butter paneer recipe with detailed photo recipe. a popular and super-rich creamy north indian or punjabi curry made with cottage cheese. it is a vegetarian alternative to the famous butter chicken where paneer is replaced with chicken cubes. it is a premium curry ideally served with choice of indian flatbread or even with choice or rice recipes like jeera rice and ghee rice.I
FOR ONION TOMATO PASTE:
1 tsp butter
1 tsp oil
1 onion, sliced
1 inch ginger
3 clove garlic
2 tomato, chopped
10 cashew / kaju
2 tbsp butter
2 pods cardamom
1 bay leaf
¼ tsp turmeric
1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
¼ tsp garam masala
¼ tsp cumin powder
1 cup water
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp cream
20 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
2 tbsp coriander, chopped
½ tsp kasuri methi, crushed
¼ tsp garam masala
firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp oil.
saute 1 onion, 1 inch ginger and 3 clove garlic until it shrinks slightly.
now add 2 tomato and 10 cashew for a minute.
cover and cook for 10 minutes or until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
cool completely and transfer to the blender.
blend to smooth paste adding water if required.
in a kadai heat 2 tbsp butter and saute 2 pods cardamom and 1 bay leaf.
keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and ¼ tsp cumin powder.
saute until the spices turn aromatic without burning.
add in prepared onion tomato paste and saute well.
saute until oil separates from sides.
further add 1 cup water, ½ tsp sugar and 1 tsp salt.
mix well adjusting consistency as required.
also, add 2 tbsp cream and mix well.
now add 20 cubes of paneer and mix gently.
cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until flavours are absorbed.
further add 2 tbsp coriander, ½ tsp kasuri methi and ¼ tsp garam masala. mix well.
finally, enjoy paneer butter masala with roti or naan.