Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Paneer Butter Masala (Cottage cheese cubes in tomato and spices gravy)

Hi friends!!
After a small break  I am back again…Now I have prepared for you, this special and typical Punjabi dish. Paneer butter masala !! 
This is the first north Indian dish in my blog. 
I think that everybody knows about  paneer - also called cottage cheese in english, and most of us like it... 
My hubbys favourite one. He likes a lot of such north indian dishes…
In my college days my brother told me about paneer… He also likes it… I heard from him about paneer… !!

So enjoy this dish which is one of the easiest to make 


Paneer - 200 gms, cut into cubes 
Butter - 3 tablespoons
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Tomatoes - 5 medium
Onion - 1 no. medium
Bay Leaves  (Karuva Ella) - 1-2 nos.
Cloves (Grampu) - 2 nos.
Dried red chillies - 2 nos.
Cinnamon (Karuga Patta) - 1 - 2 nos of around 1 inch size
Coriander Seeds (malli) Crushed - 1 table spoon
Red Chilli Powder (preferably Kashmiri chilli powder) - 2 teaspoons
Ginger Paste - 1 tablespoon
Garlic Paste - 1 tablespoon
Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
Kasuri methi (Dry methi leaves / dry uluva chedi ela / dry vendaya keerai) - 1 teaspoon 
Fresh Cream - 2 tablespoons
Salt - to taste


Clean the onion and tomatoes and chop into small pieces. Keep it aside.
Take a frying pan and pour 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 teaspoon oil. 
Mixture ready to be pureed
Once hot, add bay leaves, red chillies, Cinnamon, Cloves and crushed Coriander seeds. Saute for a minute. After that add the chopped onion and stir fry for a minute and add ginger paste and garlic paste. Cook it for 1 minute. 
Then add coriander powder, red chilli powder and chopped tomatoes. Cook it on high flame and stir continuously to avoid the paste getting burnt at the bottom of the pan. Cook in flame till the oil leaves the masala. 

Then make a puree of the mixture using a blender or a mixie. Keep aside. 

Heat the remaining butter (one tablespoon) in a pan. Pour the puree into the pan and then add the paneer pieces into it and add salt. Add half a glass of water. Cook on a low flame for 5 minutes. 
Cream added to the final one

Sprinkle kasoori methi and mix lightly. 
Remove from heat and add cream in it.

Paneer butter masala is ready… Serves 4 members in a family…
Chapati served with Paneer Butter Masala
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  1. Soyamban Sadhanam. Exactly same looking as hotel's. Great!!!

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