Nov 20, 2009

Paneer Butter Masala

This is one food which most Indians adore. This is treated as an exotic dish especially among vegetarians. Paneer is a good source of calcium and protein and i try to add it in our menu once in a while since it is rich in calories. Paneer butter masala could be made rich according to your liking based upon the amount of fat or cream you add. There are umpteen number of recipes in the web for this paneer butter masala and I adopted this from Sunshinemom..

Ingredients (adopted from here)
Paneer - 500 grams (diced)
Tomatoes - 3
Ginger and garlic minced - 1 tablespoon
Green chillies - 2
Unsalted butter - 2 teaspoons
Cream - 1 teaspoon
Ajwain - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1 ablespoon
Kasuri methi/Dried fenugreek leaves - 1 teaspoon (Optional)
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon

In a blender, grind together the tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chillies to a fine paste.
Heat a wide bottomed pan over medium heat. Melt the butter. Add the ajwain and once it starts spluttering, add the ground paste and saute until the raw smell disappears. Add coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, and kasuri methi and mix well.
Add a cup of water and bring to the required consistency and bring it to a boil.
Add the paneer cubes and allow it to cook for 2 minutes.
Finally add the cream or whole milk and simmer until the gravy comes together.
Do not boil after adding the milk or cream, it might curdle.
Serve with naan, rotis, phulkas or pulaos.

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  1. Ooh...Paneer masala looks terrific...
    Excellent with parathas..

  2. Oh dear, that looks really creamy and yummmmy.

  3. Delicious curry, and also love the new look of your blog

  4. hi divya, how r u? nice delicious one...and nice combo with paratha.

  5. Wow...the panner butter masala looks so tempting...wish i could have it now!!!

  6. Looks perfect, perfect perfect! Wow...I love it - wish I can have that now.

  7. Looks delicious..thanks a lot for participating

  8. Its dinner time now and this dish makes me so hungry!

  9. சூப்பர்ப் பன்னீர் பட்டர் மசாலா..அனைத்து உணவிற்கும் பொருத்தமாக இருக்கும்..நன்றி

  10. this is a sadabahar paneer dish and any time are lovely.

  11. A classic and always welcome in my home! Looks fantastic :-)

  12. Nice divya.... its a sure coincedence.. We had Paneer Butter Masala in the weekend at home.. And this time My H made it for me:) It was Hit too..

    I m good.. How have you been??
    Thanks for dropping by!

  13. First time have a lovely space ..Paneer butter masala looks yummy and creamy :-)

  14. Fabulous, Divya!!Just love the color in there:)

  15. U can say that again, it is indeed one of the most popular dishes!
    Looks yummmm!

  16. Well said, truly adore it, love anything with this... looks so good, perfect entry.

  17. love ur recipes and ur blog... i m ur new follower now..

  18. Yummy dish Divya... My all time fav too :)

  19. Yum... I absolutely love Paneer Masala!! Perfect Sunday lunch, with Parathas!

  20. Such a luscious, creamy, dreamy dish! Gorgeous!

  21. wow..It looks so yummy..very nice and creamy...

  22. Nice recipe... It is also "saatvik"" so can be made even on those special festival days when some people don't include onoin/garlic in their food!! I personally love such recipes.....
    Keep it going!!

  23. Happy New Year, Divya!

    Thanks for trying this dish.


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