Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

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Every one loves paneer, especially Indian vegetarians prefers paneer as a side dish for Indian Bread items (roti, chapati, etc.,) The mot famous paneer gravy dish is a paneer butter masala. This recipe is quite simple. It has both sweet and mild spice taste.

Ingredients:

  1. Fresh paneer – 250 grams
  2. Oil – 1 tablespoons
  3. Butter – 2 to 3 tablespoons
  4. Cashew nut – 12 nos (full)
  5. Tomatoes – 3 (red ripped preferred)
  6. Ginger – 1 inch
  7. Garlic – 4 to 5 pieces
  8. Coriander leaves
  9. Salt – required level
  10. Sugar – 1 tsp
  11. Bay leaf, mustard seeds and cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  12. Garam Masala – 2 tablespoon
  13. Chilli powder – 1/2 tablespoon.

Process:

Get all the ingredients ready. Soak cashew nuts in water for 10 to 15 mins and grind it. Make a paste.

Crush the ginger and garlic to make a paste. Grind all the tomatoes and make a tomato puree out of it.

Heat oil in a wide pan.

Add Butter into it.

After a few seconds, add mustard, cumin seeds and bay leaf into that.

Saute it for a few seconds, add ginger and garlic paste into that and saute until the raw smell disappears.

Add Green chilies into that and Saute well for few mins.

Then add tomato paste into that, saute everything for a few minutes.

After that add turmeric and chilli powder into that mixture. saute until the leaves on the sides of tomato puree.

Add garam masala, salt, sugar (according to your taste) and mix well.

Add cashew nut paste into that mixture. saute well until everything blends,

Get the paneer cubes ready.

Add 1 and half cups of water. Leave it for a few minutes.

When it starts boiling add paneer cubes as well. stir the gravy gently for another few mins until they become cooked.

Once it is done, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Paneer butter masala is ready to serve. Yumm Yumm 🙂

Happy Cooking 🙂

21 Comments Add yours

  1. PriyaPandian says:

    My all time favourite. Thanks for sharing Malini 🙂

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    1. Malini says:

      Same here Priya 😊 and it’s my pleasure 😊👍

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      1. PriyaPandian says:

        ☺️☺️👍 Haven’t seen your posts for a long time

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      2. Malini says:

        Had been to hometown.. just returned this week.. 😊

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      3. PriyaPandian says:

        That’s fine Malini. Hope u had a great time ☺️

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Malini says:

        Yes.. Functions and festivals.. Had great time with family and I didn’t realise how fast time went.

        How are you. How is it going summer vacation..

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      5. PriyaPandian says:

        Yes, hometown is always spl. I’m fine and about vacation, asusual in my home at Chennai only. May go to hometown next week☺️

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      6. Malini says:

        Ok ok Priya. 🙂 Have a good weekend.

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      7. PriyaPandian says:

        ☺️☺️👍

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  2. Looks so yummy!!! drooling 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Malini says:

      Thank you 😊

      Like

  3. Healthy and colourful dish🍲

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Malini says:

      Yes and Thank you 😊

      Like

    1. Malini says:

      Thank you 😊

      Like

  4. Yummy 😊..Love this always

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Malini says:

      Me too Lathiya 😊

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  5. Paneer is an all time favorite with my daughter. Thanks for sharing the recipe Malini!

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    1. Malini says:

      You are welcome 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Sudalai says:

    A simple but healthy dish, Malini . ☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Malini says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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