Monday, 1 July 2013

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala is one of the most sought after curries in the Indian cuisine. As you know it’s a must have for the restaurants here.
We Indians love to have the spicy, soft and spongy version of the cottage cheese, dipped in the rich creamy tomato purée, at its best.
I am here to present the step by step method to create “hotel jaisa” Paneer Butter Masala.

Happy Cooking!!
Indian curry receipie, paneer receipe, veg receipe

Cottage cheese (paneer),cut into triangles
1000 grams
Butter( makhan)
10 tablespoons

2 teaspoon
Bay leaves
Cloves( loong)
Cinnamon ( dalchini)
4 one-inch sticks
Dried red chillies,broken( sukhi sabut lal mirchi)
Coriander seeds,crushed( dhaniya)
4 tablespoons
Onion( Pyazz),sliced
2 medium
Ginger paste( adrak)
4 teaspoons
Garlic paste (dhaniya)
4 teaspoons
Coriander powder ( sukha dhaniya) 
2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder ( lal mirch)
2 teaspoon
10-11 medium
Salt( namak)
to taste
Kasoori methi ,crushed
1 teaspoon
Fresh cream
4 tablespoons

Method for Preparation of Paneer Butter Masala :

1)     Heat six tablespoons butter with two teaspoon oil in a kadai.
2)     Add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, red chillies and half of the crushed coriander seeds to it.
3)     Sauté the spices and condiments for half a minute or so.
4)     Add onion to the paste and stir-fry for thirty seconds, then put ginger-garlic paste to it.
5)     Cook it for thirty seconds and then
6)     Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and tomatoes.
7)     Cook on high heat till oil and the masala gets separated.
8)     Puree the mixture after that heat the remaining butter in a pan; cook the pureed mixture for another two minutes.
9)     Add paneer(cottage cheese) pieces and salt(to taste). After which add half a cup of water.
10)  Cover it and cook it for another five minutes on low heat.
11)  After which sprinkle the kasoori methi and mix it slightly.
12)  Remove it from heat when cooked add and mix cream to it.
13)   Serve hot-hot, garnished with remaining crushed coriander seeds for all the good looks J