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Dec 3, 2008

How to make restaurant style rich Paneer butter masala - Paneer recipes

        As I have always said, paneer is an all time favourite. I love anything and everything made with paneer. I always think of making paneer at home, but end up buying a huge packet of frozen amul paneer whenever I visit the Indian stores. It is so convinient that way!!!But if you make at home, nothing better than that!!
        My hubby had got really bored eating bread almost everyday during his one month official trip overseas and he wanted me to make something  spicy and Indian. Thats when I made this and he simply loved it.
Ingredients
Paneer/cottage cheese- 1 cup (thawed)
Onions- 1 chopped
Ginger- a small piece chopped
Garlic- 1 or 2 cloves chopped
Tomato- 1 big (you can use store bought tomato puree for the red colour of the gravy)
Garam Masala- 1tsp
Cashews- 4
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Red chilly powder- 2tsp
Coriander powder- 1tsp
Kasuri methi-1/2tsp
Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter- 1tbsp
Cream-1-2tbsp
 Method
Put the tomatoes in hot water for a minute and then peel of the skin. Blend to make a puree or use the readymade store bought tomato puree or paste.
 Soak the cashew in hot water or milk for 10 minutes. Grind it to a smooth paste.
Grind the onion,ginger and garlic together to a smooth paste.
Melt the butter in a pan.
Now add the ground paste to it along with the tomato puree. Mix well.
Add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder ,garam masala ,kasuri methi and coriander powder and salt .
Saute and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Add the cashew paste. 
Then add around half a glass of water to it if it is too thick.
Add the paneer pieces.
Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes till paneer mixes well and is coated well with the spices and gravy(masala).
Add the cream. Mix well.
Remove from flame in next 3-4 minutes.
Serve hot with rotis or even jeera rice.

26 comments:

anudivya said...

Yep, buying paneer is much easier, but I like to make them at home, since I use it very rarely. Lot of work, but could make it from skim milk and I like that.
Gravy looks good.

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow Sowmya, Made a lovely Curry. Nice recipe.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
This is my all time fav.... Love to have them with hot nan.... Nice recipe. YUM!

LG said...

It is convinient to buy atleast in Singapore but I make at home coz I use it very rarely..PBM looks delicious :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely gravy and it's my fav tooo.. i feel hungry now seeing this pic.

Cham said...

Looks creamy and rich ur gravy... Great for party food :)

merry said...

curry looks yum,..nice colour too,..;-)

Premyscakes said...

Sowmya, i simply love any kind of paneer dish. Your paneer gravy looks so.... yummy.

Jayashree said...

One of my absolute favourite restaurant dishes....never made it at home. Yours looks spicy and delish.

SMN said...

Sowmya this one is my hubby's all time fav .looks yum

SriLekha said...

wow! that looks yum!
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Priya said...

Creamy paneer butter masala makes me hunger Sowmya..looks delicious..

DEESHA said...

lovely creamy gravy

RAKS KITCHEN said...

wow really looks so yummy,sowmya!
I too make bit similar way except I use cream or milk ...

Happy cook said...

Wish i had this for my lunch. Looks so yummy delicious.

Uma said...

ooh, looks so mouth-watering Sowmya! I love to have it with rotis.

Usha said...

Looks delicious, I love all paneer dishes but this one is my favorite:-)

Shubha said...

Paneer Butter masala looks good... I am visiting ur blog for the first time i guess... looks good..:)

Laavanya said...

That looks creamy & delicious... paneer is yum.

Vanamala said...

This is the best every tasty curry. I too make oftenly ....very nice

Vaidehi said...

nice recipe and gravy looks perfect !!

chakali

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. last week i made ... looks delicious & perfect..

Sagari said...

creamy looking maslaaa sowya , love it

Uj said...

Wow.. They look delicious...

Divya.M said...

simply yummy recipe.....i love this dish....wonderful/ mouth watering picture...

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