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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Paneer butter masala

One day searching for some recipe i end up at Sia's Monsoon spice and i saw the picture of panner butter masala.I got tempted by seeing the snap and ended up doing it.



Paneer cubes 2 cups, (I used amul frozen panner cubes)
Sugar 1 tsp
Kasuri Methi/Dried Fenugreek Leaves 1 tbsp
Oil 3 tbsp
Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste

Onion Paste

Onions 1 onion (big)
Jeera/Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon 1 inch
Cloves 3
Green Cardamoms 1
Bay Leaf 1
Khus-Khus/White Poppy Seeds 1/tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp

For Tomato Paste:
Tomatoes 3
Cashews 10
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Amchur/Dry Mango Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder pinch
Kashmiri/Deghi Chilli Powder 1 tbsp

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add paneer blocks. Fry these pieces on both the sides till they turn golden

Place them in a bowl of water for about 15 mins.

Grind onion and tomato paste with all the ingredients listed above separetly are keep aside.

Heat another tbsp of oil in a same pan and add cumin seeds. When it starts to sizzle,add onion paste. Keep stirring at medium heat till onion paste turns light brown in colour.

Make sure that you continously stir the paste and it doesn’t stick to the pan.Now add kasuri methi and sugar and stir for another minute.

Add tomato paste and stir well. Simmer the heat and let it cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring in between to make sure it doesn’t stick to the pan.

Increase the heat to medium and add a cup of water, salt to taste and mix well. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Open the lid and adjust the seasonings.

If you find the gravy too thick, add about another ¼-½ cup of water. Drain water and mix in fried paneer pieces . Simmer the gravy and let it cook uncovered for another 5-7 minutes.Switch off.
Serve it hot with roti.

Recipe source:- Monsoon Spice


  1. looks very creamy and tempting.Love the pic.

  2. Wow ! Rich creamy gravy! Love the color! Pass me the bowl :)

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  4. Hi Varunavi! This is my son's all time favorite. Everyone has a different version of making butter paneer...

  5. Wow Saritha, such a eye catching paneer butter masala, just love anything with paneer,definitely a droolworthy dish..

  6. Rich and creamy masala..my fav...

  7. Very creamy and tempting butter masala! Looks ready for my rotis:D.

  8. wow its so buttery n mouthwatering...i simply luv it.

  9. mmm...yummy...so lazy now to make smtg for rotis ;) and gonna make easy egg masala...and ur post is making me drool

  10. Paneer butter masala looks so rich and delicious Varunavi. Should taste divine!!!

  11. Mouthwatering dish Sarita...looks yummy

  12. That's my favourite dish Saritha.....yummy!!!!

  13. Looks so rich, resturant style...Yummy...

  14. Looks rich and yummy. I love this, my favourite, looks delicious.

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  16. Luks creamy&rich!the pic makes me hungry...

  17. wooooooooooooow delicious and creamy looking paneer butter masala mmmmmmmmmmm mouth-watering dear.

  18. My favorite looks Delicious,send me that bowl

  19. Oh wow... creamy and spicy recipe...feel like having right now....


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