Paneer Makhani /Butter Paneer

Paneer Makhani

Paneer Makhani –Just like Restaurant

200-250 gms paneer
1 medium onion chopped
5 cloves garlic chopped
2 large ripe tomatoes chopped
8-10 cashewnuts
1 bay leaf
2 green cardamoms
1 small piece of cinnamon
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
½ tsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
Salt to taste
3 tbsp oil or butter
3 tbsp cream
1 cup water

Cut paneer into small cubes. You can either fry it in 2 tbsp oil or use without frying. (If using frozen paneer, soak in warm water for 10 mins and drain the water)
Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom and cumin seeds.
When spices crackle, add garlic, cashews and onions and saute till onions are translucent. Add chili powder and stir.
Add chopped tomatoes and kasuri methi. Stir for a min and take off fire.
Remove bay leaf and grind to a smooth paste. Add few tbsp water if required.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same pan and add the tomato mixture.
Stir for some time on medium flame till oil starts to release from the side.
Add 1 cup hot water and check salt.
Let the gravy simmer for few minutes.
Add paneer cubes and mix well. Let it simmer till you get the required consistency.
Add cream and stir and take off fire.
Serve hot.