Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

This Paneer Butter Masala Recipe is a very simple one, yet it never disappoints you. even if you are going to try this for first time, it will come out good. my mom prepares this paneer butter masala so so good. whenever she prepares on weekdays, she stores some for me in fridge and i will feasting on it when i come home from hostel on weekends. 

Paneer Butter Masala





















This recipe has very few ingredients with no masala and spice ingredients. you cannot omit butter, as thats what enriches this gravy. but you can also avoid butter and add 2 tsp of fresh cream towards the end of preparing this gravy.

Paneer Butter Masala Ingredients

corriander leaves, capsicum, onion, tomatoes, chilly powder, paneer, butter and cashews.



                                                          Paneer Butter Masala 


serves 2
preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
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Ingredients:

Big Onion - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Capsicum - 1 (optional)
Paneer - 150 gms
Corriander leaves - 1 bunch or 1 cup
Cashews - 5 to 7
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder - 1 tsp or 2 tsp
Butter - 3 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp


Method:

1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add chopped onions and saute till it turns translucent. then add chopped tomatoes and saute till it turns mushy. add little salt and turmeric powder and mix well. switch off the flame.add corriander leaves and give a mix. cool the mix for grinding.

2. Add cashews to the onion -tomato-corriander leaves and grind them into a smooth paste. add little water to grind.

3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, and fry the chopped capsicum's. after frying the capsicum's, add the grinded paste to the pan. add little water(as per the consistency you require) and let the gravy boil. add chilli powder and salt to taste.

4. Chop the paneer into small cube's and add it to the gravy in the pan. add 3 tbsp's of butter & mix well. close the pan with its lid and let the gravy simmer for about 4 -5 minutes, till the oil emits on the sides of the pan. if not adding butter, switch off the flame and then add 2 tsp of fresh cream to the gravy.

5. Garnish with corriander leaves and serve with chapathi or vegetable pulao.

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe


Notes:

1. I have used the paneer as such, without frying. If you are going to use fresh paneer, thats not frozen, you can add paneer without frying.

2. If you are using frozen paneer, de-frost it in your microwave on high for 1 minute. or put the paneer in a bowl of water for 15 minutes.

3.Dip the paneer in hot water for 2-3 minutes, which makes the paneer soft.


4. Some may not like the taste of corriander leaves, those can reduce the corriander leaves by half cup or completely avoid. but in this recipe  corriander leaves is the only digestion freindly ingredient. 





I have said this recipe orally to many of my friends and everyone have tried and liked the recipe very much. I also prepared this for my son's birthday party and all my friends loved it. this post is specially for sundari, as she had been asking me to post this recipe here. sorry sundari for taking so much time.


This is certainly a divine paneer dish. hope you all will try and enjoy this dish!!


38 comments:

  1. I luv ur verison of PB masala looks so creamy n yummy!

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  2. Slurpp!!!mouthwatering paneer butter masala, stunning clicks..

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  3. Wowo looks so so so good, i am bookmarking this recipe, love the pic.

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  4. Paneer butter masala looks super gorgeous...Yummy Yum!

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  5. Paneer Butter masala looks gorgeous and full of flavour...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  6. Delicious paneer butter masala..loved the click too!!

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  7. Certainly looks divine. A keeper recipe!

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  8. hi lavi,
    lovely recipe. great pics and fab presentation!

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  9. Thank You All!

    HC, Thanks for Boookmarking!

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  10. all time fav dish and clicks are cute

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  11. wounderful clicks and mouthwatering recipe.......

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  12. I am simply drooling here..looks so so delicious and its picture perfect dear.

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  13. Looks really rich n creamy.....loved the simplicity of masala's..

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  14. this curry looks so yum,..thnks for sharing

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  15. paneer masala nan koode ippidiyethan pannuven...made it for daughter who was home for pooja weekend..yes me too add cashews and dont fry paneer..love it with that white soft texture itself!..

    masala pakka sooper!!!:)

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  16. Yours looks so nice in colour, mine will be in bit lighter shade,make very similar to this,yummy :)

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  17. Liked the paneer butter masala...my version is slightly different. This looks so very good..bookmarking it...paneer is a good substitute for chicken at my place and my daughter loves it.

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  18. Though I have a version of PBM, I think I love to try other recipes. thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  19. Hey lavi,pb masala seems to be so magnificient .

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  20. Hi Lavi,
    PBM is an all time fav for us.Tried it immd and came out really yummy, especially without much of masala's its really amazing.Thanks for the recipe...
    Sundari.

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  21. This is a,"Winner Recipe" I love the look and can most definately bet on the taste as well *drools*

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  22. mmmmmm yummy food.......

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  23. Mamata

    I Just love PBM. I'll surely try this at home.. Its so easy to cook.

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  24. tried it... it was really good. but the only thing is that it was a little sour because of the tomatoes.. how do u avoid that?

    ---kashyap

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  25. good dish explained in a nice way

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  26. can u temme how to make paneer at home...i tried it bt its a disaster :( :(

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  27. Today i will try to make it....when i see the picture it's really looks very testy n Yummy....with mouth full of water

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  28. Today i will try to make it....when i see the picture it's really looks very testy n Yummy....with mouth full of water

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  29. so we dont need any masala is it? like ginger garlic paste or garam masala?? will try the recipe today..

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  30. thanks..........i just now prepared it. its yummy.

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  31. Looks are deceiving & so is this picture..
    the coriander leaves in the paste did not taste nice. the gravy wasn't even the same colour..
    overall a big flop show..

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    1. Yogita,

      corriander leaves are added for aiding digestion, yes few may not like the taste of corriander leaves i agree. if the gravy is not of same colour may be its because of the variety of chilly powder.

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  32. i am just going it to try or the first time for my mom and dad's anniversary hope just i do justice to this recipe and every thing goes fine

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    1. do let me know, how it turned out!

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  33. As soon as I saw this, I wanted to make it for dinner. Unfortunately, I did not have paneer, so I substituted it for tofu. It was delicious!I can't wait to try it with paneer!:)

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  34. As soon as I saw this, I wanted to make it for dinner. Unfortunately, I did not have paneer, so I substituted it for tofu. It was delicious!I can't wait to try it with paneer!:)

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