Tuesday, September 16

Paneer Butter Masala


Paneer- 1 pack
Onions- 2 medium
Tomatoes-3 big
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Cashews- 10 whole
Milk- 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Jeera powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Everest kitchen king masala- 1/2 tsp
Kasoori methi - 1/4 tsp
Oil+ butter -3 tbsp (1:2)
Cinnamon- 1 small piece
Cloves- 2
Coriander leaves- a few chopped finely
Salt to taste


Peel the onions and boil them in hot water for sometime until it becomes soft. When cooled ,grind it to a smooth paste. Blanch the tomatoes and puree them.
Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add cinnamon,cloves and cardomom. Add the ground onion paste and fry for some time. Then add the ginger, garlic paste and fry for some time.
Then add the tomato puree. fry till the oil seperates and then add turmeric, chilli, dhania and jeera powders.Grind the cashews into a fine paste and add to the masala.
Add the milk , cover with a lid and cook in a slow flame till the masalas are well cooked .
Chop the paneer into cubes or strips . Add this along with garam masala powder, kasoori methi,salt and kitchen king masala . cook for 5 - 10 minutes or till the oil comes on top.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with parathas/roti/naan.


You can grind the onions and tomatoes straightaway without cooking in water and blanching them too. But I do this because the onions would be cooked well and there will not be any raw smell. The gravy would be done quickly and the taste would be better too.
If u want more rich gravy u can add half and half or fresh cream instead of milk .
If u need more gravy for parties, u can grind 1-2 tsps of coconut along with cashews.
U can adjust the masalapowders and butter as per your taste.
U can fry the paneer in oil or use fried paneer and add them to the gravy too.
I thank easy crafts and Illatharasi for passing these awards to me( a couple of months before). Thanks guys!!


raaji said...

panner butter masala looks just perfect..... i had a plan of making it today..sure will follow yours....

Divya Vikram said...

looks too delicious..perfect for parties..

Cham said...

Looks delicious i make it without the king masala :) Send to Think spice "Methi" Sunita event :)probably calcium rich too !

kamala said...

My daughter's fav Prema..looks delicious.

Vij said...

lookkksss sooo delicious!!! this is my fav.... paratha n this...hmmm mindblowing combo!

Priti said...

Looks delicious and yummmmmmmmmy wow ..lovely pic...

Vcuisine said...

Good to see you back Prema. Each one's version PBM is tempting to try again. Nice. The carrot halwa is gorgeous. Viji

Illatharasi said...

Welcome back Prema... vantha vudane kalakureenga:)

Carrot halwa and paneer masala looks yummy:)

Dershana said...

Hi Prema, first time here. Your paneer butter masala looks gorgeous.

Saunter by my turf sometime too, http://thefootloosechef.blogspot.com/


paneer butter masala looks yummy .. a lovely indulgence

Jayashree said...

One of the classic favourites. I like your idea of boiling onions to get rid of the raw smell.

Happy cook said...

Paneer butter masala looks delicious

Happy cook said...

Paneer butter masala looks delicious

easycrafts said...

Looks so creamy...n delicious too


Looks perfect :) Would like to have some')

Sia said...

oh, i made it just yesterday and planning to post it pretty soon. urs looks really delicious prema...

Suma Rajesh said...

this dish looks perfect...nice presentation and am drooling on it..

Sunshinemom said...

Beautiful picture, and nice recipe:)

Supriya said...

First time here Prema...what a treat! On the first page itself, I've found several must-trys, I'm gonna start with the gobi 65 this weekend.

Nandini said...

I tried your paneer butter masala recipe and it came out great! The idea of boiling onions was new to me. Thanks for sharing your recipe!


Smylee said...

Thanks for the recipe! Tried it ..It was delicious!

Indranee said...

Lovely paneer...glad to visit your blog!

TheKeyBunch said...

My daughter was asking for this dish, glad I found it. Will make it this weekend, looks yummy. - Rekha

vidu said...

All the recipes are mouthwatering i shall enjoy preparing them thank u
keep posting some more recipes
which is your native prema

SANCHANA said...

Hi Prema,
Thanks for this tasteful receipe.I followed the receipe blindly and it came out too good.I have tried atleat 5-6 receipes of yours and it has turned out to be tooo good and I have received many applause..credits to you.As a beginner of cooking,I would really appreciate your blog.
Thanks a lot.

AMIT said...

I just loved Paneer Butter Masala.

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Geethakrishnan said...

This is the fourth recipe I am following from your site. Came out really really really good. Thanks for posting it.

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I have never tasted this roti. Looks really yummy and bookmarked right away. will be trying..
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