Paneer Butter Masala
Posted by Sneha on February 13, 2007
Yummmmmmmmmmm…Who does not like those North Indian dishes whipped up with paneer? They look sooo rich and sophisticated, whenever I ate them in the reataurant, I always thought it takes a lot of time and effort to make them. Not until I started researching and collecting the recipes, I realized that “looks can be deceiving”! Here’s one such recipe I got from bawarchi, a sure simple, superhit party dish!
Paneer cut in cubes(1/2 lb)
1 onion – chopped
1tsp ginger – garlic paste
4 tbsp oil
1tbsp crushed kaju
1/4 cup milk
1tbsp kasoori methi
1/2 tsp rosted zeera pd (cumin seeds)
1tsp red chilli pd.
salt to taste
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 green bell pepper- cut into thin shreds
1/2 Onion cut in thin rings
1tbsp salted butter
Grind onion, ginger, garlic together.
Grind tomatoes to puree.
Cook onion paste(from step 1) to light golden in oil.Add red clilli pd. Cook for 1/2 min.
Addmilk gradully. Cook for2-3min.
Add crushed Kaju cook for 2-3min.
Add tomatoes. Cook for 10-15 minon slow fire till oil separates. Add zeera, garam masala, salt,sugar.
Add 1/2 cup water. Cook for another 10-15 mintill oil saperates and the gravy dries up to thick masala gravy.
Add kasoori methi.
Add paneer and let it simmer for 2 min. Keep aside.
Heat butter in a pan add bell pepper, onions.
Saute for 2-3min.
Add these vegetables to prepared gravy.
Serve hot with roti or parathas.