Wednesday, December 23, 2009

paneer butter masala

This recipe is just mouth watering and once you make this at home i bet you will never go to restaurant and order for paneer butter masala,this is one of my favourite dish which i first tasted at my friends place in bangalore,who stays right above my apartment and is a very good cook,i have learnt a lot from her and tried many of her recipes and posted on this blog.I really thank her for sharing her great recipes ,though i miss her taste still i manage to make more or less like her.Please adjust the spices according to the your taste buds as i like this recipe with the same measurements given below ,it may be a little hotter side for few.sending this to jay's letz relishh paneer event.
Ingredients :

1.paneer – 250gms
2.tomatoes – 3-4 medium
3.onions – 1 large
4.ginger – chopped 1 tsp
4.garlic – chopped 1tsp chillies – 2-3
6.bay leaves -1-2
7.turmeric pwd – 1tsp chillie pwd – 1tsp
9.garam masala – 1tsp pepper pwd – 1tsp
11.sugar – 1 tsp
12.salt – to taste
13.oil / ghee / butter for frying
14.milk – 1/4cup
15.fresh cream – 1/4 cup
16.vegetable stock – 1/4 cup
17.kasthuri methi – 2tbsp
18.cashew nuts – 7-8

Method :

1.Pressure cook onions,tomatoes,ginger,garlic,green chillies,cashew nuts.allow them to cool and strain the water and keep the this stock aside.
2.After the above ingredients cool down grind it to make a paste
3.Take abt 2-3 tbsp oil in kadhai /pan ( I prefer oil but making dis recipie in butter will taste awesome ),add the ground paste and fry till all the water evaporates
4.Add all the masalas and fry for 2-3 mins
5.Then add milk and cream and simmer for a while
6.Lastly add paneer pcs and mix well and keep it on slow flame for 5-10 mins and serve it hot with plain hot steamed rice or naan/rotis.


  1. thanks a ton Sonu for this receipe.I follow this receipe and the subzi really turns out good.Whenever I made it all my friends liked it.Thanks to u and Mamta too.

  2. thanx dear and will surely convey this to my friend mamta verma too :)


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