Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Paneer Butter Masala (Restaurant Style)

Paneer Butter Masala, the name itself pulls everyone. This recipe is very simple however rich in calories ;) Watch your step before you make this one if your on diet.

Serves 4

Category - Lunch / Dinner

Paneer - 350g
Onion - 1 Medium (Finely chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
Tomato - 1 Big No. (Puree)
Tomato Ketchup - 1tsp
Cream / Cashew paste - 1tbsp (Optional)
Red Chilli powder - 1tsp (Adjust)
Coriander Powder - 1tsp
Garam masala - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Milk - 1/2 Cup or more (Depends on the consistency)
Kasuri Methi or Fresh Methi - 1tsp (crushed / chopped finely)
Butter - 2tbsp
Oil - 3tsp

Dice the paneer to bite size pieces. Shallow fry these bits in hot oil for 3mins and keep aside.

To the tomato puree, add the ketchup, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix throughly and keep aside.

In a wok heat the oil, add the butter and onions. Saute till the onions turn deep golden brown. Next add ginger garlic paste, Methi and the tomato puree mixture and simmer for 2 mins. The oil starts oozing then add the milk, mix and put a lid over the wok and continue on simmer for 3 to 4 mins. Open the lid add the cream / Cashew paste, mix.....
Lastly add the paneer cubes and put off the flame after 2mins. Close the lid for 5mins, open the lid n serve hot with Bread.



Paneer Buter Masala, yum yum...........

Note - Add green chilli Sauce for extra spicy or add 1 or 2 finely chopped green chillies.
           I dont shallow fry the paneer, by omitting this step the texture of paneer is soft n
      fresh.