Butter Paneer masala


One of the most demanded dish in any restaurant for a vegetarian is butter paneer masala, delectable and creamy, served with naan or kulcha.

Here’s presenting a simple and quick recipe a complete hotel style.

This recipe I adapted after eating instant gravy mix, which has preservatives in them, as we all know and I wanted something made at home with the same taste but way healthier than the packed ones.

Butter Paneer masala

Let’s get the recipe

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Butter Paneer masala

Ingredients

  • 250 grams Paneer /cottage cheese
  • 4 onions
  • 1 tablespoon kasuri methi
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 cloves /lavang
  • 2 elaichi /cardamom whole
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 Kali mirch /black pepper corn
  • 100 grams butter
  • 5 to 6 garlic pods
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 10 to 12 kaju/cashwenuts
  • 1/4 tablespoon haldi /turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon kashmiri lal mirch powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon salt or as per taste

Method

  • Heat pan with butter, add ginger-garlic, onions and cook till transparent
  • Add whole spices with chopped tomatoes
  • And kajus
  • Add all the given masala along with garam masala
  • Add half tablespoon of salt,to make cooking fast
  • Cover with the lid
  • Cook for five minutes on low flame
  • Allow it to cool down completely
  • Blend it to a fine paste by adding little water
  • Take another kadhai add butter, now add in chopped green chillies
  • Saute till light brown
  • Pour in the paste with desired water as you like the gravy to be. Thick or little dilute
  • Add lemon juice and sugar
  • Add tomato ketchup
  • When the mixture is boiling add salt as per taste
  • Meanwhile cut paneer into cubes, if it’s store bought thaw it in warm water and use. This makes paneer soft, if it’s a bit hard
  • Add in paneer and kasuri methi
  • Give it one more boil
  • Add 1 tablespoon of more butter for that extra taste
  • Butter paneer masala is ready to be served with naan or kulcha
  • Hope you enjoyed the recipe
  • Until then keep exploring……

If you wish you can strain the paste and then use it,process remains the same