Paneer Butter Masala

Ingredients

For the Gravy-

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 cup onions cubed, 3 medium
  • 1½ cups tomatoes finely chopped (3 large)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • ¾ teaspoon sugar
  • 12-14 cashew nuts
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¾ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder

Whole Spices –

  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1/2” cinnamon stick
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 3 cloves

For Paneer Butter Masala –

  • 1.5 tbsp butter
  • 1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 200-250 gm paneer
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Method –

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan
  2. Add 2 green cardamoms
  3. Add onions and fry till it turns light pink
  4. Add tomatoes and salt
  5. Sauté for 3 minutes
  6. Cover and cook till the onions and tomatoes turn soft and mushy
  7. Add garam masala, coriander powder, cashew nuts, red chilli powder and sugar
  8. Fry this for about 2-3 minutes till fragrant
  9. Turn off the flame and cool completely
  10. Transfer to a blender with 1 cup water. Blend to a smooth purée and set aside
  11. Heat 1.5 tbsp butter in the same pan
  12. When the butter melts, add the ingredients listed under “whole spices”
  13. Reduce the flame to low and sauté ginger garlic paste for 1 minute
  14. Pour in the blended onion tomato puree
  15. Add more red chilli powder if required, to adjust colour
  16. Pour 1/2 cup water and mix well
  17. Cover and cook on medium heat until gravy thickens and traces of butter or oil is seen on top
  18. Lower the flame completely and add the paneer
  19. Sprinkle kasoori methi after crushing it
  20. Mix and cook covered on low heat for 2 minutes
  21. Turn off the flame and pour the cream and stir
  22. Garnish with 1 tbsp cream and chopped coriander leaves before serving

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