Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala

2 cups paneer cubed
1 cup green peas (optional)
1 large onion sliced
2 tbsp ginger/garlic paste
5 tbsp tomato paste
1-2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp crushed fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
½ tsp Shahjeera
1-2 cardamom
1 small pc cinnamon
1 bay leaf
¾ -1 cup cream (substitute ½ cup cream +1/4 cup milk)
3 tbsp oil divided


Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the paneer pieces till all side are slightly brown. Transfer to warm water.
Heat 1 tbsp oil and add onions and saute till translucent. Take off from fire and let it cool. Grind to a smooth paste.
Heat 1 tbsp oil and add cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf and shahjeera. Add onion paste and saute for few minutes.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes.
Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder. Stir on medium flame for few minutes.
Add tomato paste and keep stirring for few minutes. Don’t be in a hurry here. Keep stirring
Add 1 cup hot water and cream. Add paneer pieces and any other vegetables (cooked) and kasoori methi.
Adjust salt. Add little more water if you need more gravy.
Serve with chapathi or preferably paratta.
I had with homemade no yeast nan. I will be posting the nan recipe soon.

Paneer Butter Masala 1


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