Monday, May 14, 2012

Paneer Butter Masala


Today, my little one who loved Paneer like anything, wanted to eat some preparation of Paneer. I decided to give her a taste of Paneer which is different from the regular preparations of Paneer and then I remembered a most famous and delicious preparation of Paneer "Paneer Butter Masala". A famous, delicious and most popular preparation, which is available in all Indian restaurants and loved by every1. Paneer is an Indian TOFU, made from a cow milk. This dish of Paneer is cooked in spicy rich tomato gravy. Enjoy this delicious dish at home, with less butter and less calories, with an amazing taste, as similar as in any indian restaurant. This recipe is well tested and tried, so try this recipe and treat your love ones, by your cooking.


Preparation time - 5-7 minutes

Cooking Time - 20 minutes

 

 

Ingredients - 


  • Butter - 3 tsp

  • Olive Oil - 2 tbsp 

  • Cloves- 2

  • Bay leaves- 2

  • Cinnamon Powder- 1/2 tsp

  • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp

  • Red Chilli - 2

  • Coriander Powder- 1tsp

  • Red Chilli Powder- 1tsp 

  • Crushed Coriander seeds - 1/4 tsp

  • Onion- 1 (medium-sliced)

  • Garlic cloves- 2 (minced)

  • Ginger (1/2 inch) - grated

  • Tomato - 1 (chopped)

  • Paneer ( cut in square shapes) - 1/2 kg

  • Salt to taste 

  • Kasoori Methi - 1 tsp 

  •   Fresh Cream - 2 tsp

Directions - 


Heat butter with 1 tsp of oil in a pan. Add cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon powder, red chilli and coriander seeds. Fry it for a minute. Add sliced onion and stir. Add minced garlic and grated ginger and stir. Add coriander powder and red chilli powder and fry on high flame, till it starts leaving oil in the pan. Transfer the content in a dish and cool it for 2 minutes. Grind it with a 1/4 cup of water. 

In the same pan, heat left over oil,add the puree and  fry for a minute. Add Paneer, Salt and 1/2 cup of water and stir. Let it get cooked for another 5 minutes. Add Kasoori Methi, stir and close the flame.

Add fresh cream and mix it lightly. Garnish it with crushed coriander seeds. Serve it hot, with Naan or Veg Biryani.

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