Sunday, July 31, 2011

Restaurent-Style Punjabi Paneer Butter Masala Recipe | Paneer Makhani Recipe | Paneer Makhni Receipe

 Paneer Butter Masala is one of  a popular Indian dish. A delicious Punjabi recipe made with, paneer, cooked in spicy rich tomato gravy. Here is a restaurant style mouth watering recipe where I have used home made Paneer, home made fresh cream, all the home made purees and pastes.

Preparation Time: 60 minutes

Servings: 4

  • 3 big tomatoes - pureed
  • 250 g paneer – cubed or paneer made with ½ ltr milk
  • 2 big onions
  • 1 table spoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 table spoon red chilli powder
  • 3 table spoon cashew nut paste
  • 1 table spoon tomato ketchup
  • ½  table spoon turmeric powder
  • ½  table spoon kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 table spoon garam masala powder
  • salt and lemon juice - to taste
  • 3 table spoon butter
  • 3 table spoon fresh cream
  • ½ a cup milk
  • fresh coriander - chopped for garnish

  • Take 1 table spoon of ghee, heat in a pan for 2 mins, the saute the paneer cubes in it till golden brown; Now take 1 cup hot water, add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder to it and immerse the paneer cubes in it for 10-12 mins. Then remove the pieces, drain them on a tissue paper and keep aside.
  • Skin two onions and blanch them(boil in hot water for 3 mins, then transfer to cold water) then puree them to form a paste.
  • Do the same with tomatoes, unless you are using tomato puree directly.
  • Prepare a paste of cashew soaked in water for 2 hours.
  • Heat 2 table spoon of butter in a pan,  and 1 big chopped onion. Fry until golden brown. 
  • Add ginger-garlic paste. Fry for a minute.
  • Add  prepared onion paste, saute for 3 minutes, till light-brown.. Add chilli powder followed by the cashew paste and fry for 5 mins.
  • Add tomato puree, tomato ketchup, crushed kasuri methi, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Stir and let it simmer for some time.
  •  Add a small cup of milk and let it cook on medium heat till you get the desired curry consistency. 
  • Add the paneer cubes and simmer for 4-5 minutes.Remove from fire, stir in remaining butter and fresh cream.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. 
  • Serve the Paneer Butter Masala with any bread of your choice, roti , pulao or simply jeera rice.


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