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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Paneer Butter Masala recipe - (Restaurant Style) - Paneer butter Masala

I have Explained Paneer butter Masala  with step by step pictures. This gravy  is a very good accompaniment for all types of Indian bread, pulov,jeera rice and fried rice. Paneer is a good source of calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth, and also prevents osteoporosis. Cheese provides 25% of the calcium in the food supply.Owing to its high nutrition and high fat(20%) Paneer is good for children.Now we learn  Delicious paneer butter Masala in a simple method with available ingredients in home.



Ingredients 

Paneer   - 200 gms
Butter - 2 tbsp + 1 tsp.
oil  - to fry.
salt - to taste.
Milk- 3/4 cup.
cashews - 6 - 8.
chilli powder - 1 tsp.
coriander powder - 1 tsp.
garam masala - 1/2 tsp.
kasoori methi - 1 tsp.


To Saute and Grind 

onion big - 1.
tomato (juicy) - 2.
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp.

Preparation
  • Chop the onions and tomatoes  finely.
  • Heat the kadai, add oil, throw onions, add ginger garlic paste saute well, till onions turns pink, add tomatoes , saute till mushy.When it cools down grind it into a smooth paste with needed water.
  •  Soak cashews in a warm milk for 15 minutes then grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Cut the paneer into desired cubes.
  • In mean while, immerse the paneer in hot water, till usage.

Method
  • Heat the kadai, add  2 tbsp of butter, when it melts add ground onion tomato paste, then cashew paste.
  • Add coriander powder,chilli powder,salt,garam masala to it,stir it.Now simmer the stove, add 3/4 cup of milk and stir it immediately.  Allow it to boil for few  minutes  till it gets the desired  consistency of gravy.
  •  Finally drain the paneer cubes and add it, to gravy,  stir gently, keep it in a low flame for 2 minutes, then rub kasoori methi against your palms and add to the gravy.Remove from flame, and top it with melted butter. Now paneer butter masala is ready.
  • It is a very good side dish  for all types of Indian bread, pulao's,jeera rice and fried rice.
 Note
  • Immerse the paneer in hot water if it is store brought, else add it as such. 
  • After adding milk don't allow the gravy to  boil for a long time, else milk curdles.
For More side dishes for chapathi visit:Side dish for chapathi/roti

Paneer Butter Masala recipe - With Step by step pictures - Paneer butter Masala By , Aug 13, 2013 Paneer butter Masala

2 comments:

elizabeth sam said...

Thanx 4 d recipe..it was delicious!!!

Niswanam said...

Gayatri dear, this is such a NICE recipe...My daughter who has been a GREAT Paneer lover, adored your recipe...Thanks a TON and looking forward to more from you...God Bless...!!!! :)