Paneer Butter Masala | Restaurant Style
Paneer Butter Masala is a yummy & irresistable dish for all those who love paneer...!!! This popular Punjabi recipe made from Indian Cottage cheese / Paneer with smooth gravy, has all the goodness of delicious spices. This creamy and light buttery flavored dish is a easy and quick recipe, without compromising on the taste. In this recipe, soft paneer chunks are dunked in a rich gravy, due to butter and is thickened by using onions, tomatoes and cashew paste rather than just cream. Its apt like the restaurant gravies. We love this with a combo of chapathi & roti and I have enjoyed cooking this several times..! Enjoy the restaurant style taste at your home now with this yummy recipe..:)
Paneer cubed - 250 g
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Onion - 2
Tomato - 3
Butter - 3 tbsp
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves - 3 to 4
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Red chilly pwd - 1 ½ tsp
Cashewnuts paste - 3 tbsp
Kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves – ½ tsp
Food color ( optional ) - a pinch
Coriander pwd - 1 tsp
Turmeric pwd - ¼ tsp
Garam masala pwd - 1 tsp
Fresh cream - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Heat a tbsp of ghee in a skillet.
Saute the paneer cubes in it till golden.
Drain and reserve.
Now add finely chopped onion and saute till it is glassy.
Add chopped tomato and fry till soft.
Allow to cool and grind them to smooth paste.
Add 2 tbsp of butter to the fry pan and heat it.
Add the bay leaf and the cloves.
Add onion tomato paste and saute till light brown.
Add ginger garlic paste.
Saute for 2 to 3 mins.
Add red chilly pwd followed by the cashew paste.
Fry for 5 minutes in low medium flame.
Add crushed kasuri methi, coriander pwd, food color, turmeric pwd, garam masala and salt.
Stir and let it simmer for sometime.
Add the paneer cubes and simmer for 4 to 5 mins.
Add a small cup of water and let it cook on low heat till you get the desired creamy consistency.
Remove from flame, stir in remaining butter and fresh cream.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with any bread of your choice, pulav or Jeera rice.
Delicious Paneer Butter Masala is ready to relish.