Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Paneer buttter masla

This is my version of making a delicious dish which is very rich in flavour. The soft paneer chunks which are dunked in onion tomato gravy with a splash of cream is a must for all those who love paneer. Serve with naan or roti to make it a complete gratifying meal.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

2 1/2 cup paneer (cottage cheese)
1 big onions diced
2 small tomatoes diced
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
10 - 12 pieces of broken cashews
25mm. (1'') of ginger
4-5 cloves of garlic
4 green chillies
1-2 piece of clove
1-2 cardamom
1 bayleaf
1-2 piece cinnamon stick
1 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of tumeric powder (haldi)
1/4 cup curd
1/4 cup cream
pinch of citric acid (nimbu ka sat)
1 tsp of cinnamon powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp of oil or butter

For garnish:
Chopped corainder leaves

1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. When they start to crackle.
2. Add the clove, cardamom, bayleaf, cinnamon stick, garlic, ginger, green chillies, cashews and the onions.

3. Fry the onions till they are translucent. Then add tomatoes and fry for few minutes.

4. Grind the onions and tomatoes into fine paste.

5. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add the ground paste, chilli powder, tumeric powder, cinnamon powder, citric acid (nimbu ka sat), salt to taste and cook it 4 - 5 mins or until oil separates.

6. Add the curd and the cream to the mixture and allow it to come to a boil.

7. Add paneer. Garnish with corainder.
8. Serve hot with naan or roti.


Padma said...

I always order this on a restaurant in India, goes great with anything, lovely pics and great recipes. ..thanks for sharing, dear!

Vanamala said...

Wow yummmy !!! looks delicious nice pics ...

Jyothi said...

wow! this is my favourite. Samy way I used to prepare too. Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing your version too.

Cinnamon said...

yummy paneer butter masala.... one of our common order, when we visit a restaurant :)
Thanks for sharing!

bhags said...

since i started going out to eat, this was the dish i remember to have ordered most of the time....this ones looks nice

Sia said...

were u reading my mind girl? i just thought of making this for dinner:)

TBC said...

It's my first time here.
Paneer butter masala looks so good. I like the way you have explained the steps using pics :-)

Sharmi said...

that looks real nice, my hubby eats only this at restaurants. thanks for sharing.

Grihini said...

Wow.. looks tempting. I got to try this.
Btw, good blog. Keep your posts coming. I will visit .. :)

laxmi said...

hello dear, thank you a lot. I tried it today and my hubby loved it. perfect measurement. Thanks again.