Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala to serve with roti or naan or rice or paratha
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: NORTH INDIAN
FOR BUTTER PANEER
200gmPaneer, cut into cubes
Salt, as needed
SAUTING & GRINDING
2tbspButter / Oil
2tbspCoriander Leaves, chopped
Prepare and keep Paneer : This recipe uses 200 gm paneer. It is good to keep store bought paneer in hot water (2 cups) for about 10 minutes to bring it to room temperature. While it soaks, prepare and grind gravy masala. Later, cut paneer into cubes or rectangular cubes and keep aside.
Prepare Gravy Masala : Heat butter or oil in a thick bottomed pan on medium flame. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic, ginger, garlic, and saute for 3-5 minutes until the onion is translucent. Once done, add the tomatoes and cashews and mix and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Turn off the stove.
Grinding Masala : Once the mixture cools down a bit , transfer to a blender, add about ½ cup water and grind the masala to a smooth paste. (Always make sure to cool down the sauted mixture for sometime, otherwise with hot steam pressure, it will blow up from the mixer jar)
Butter Paneer Gravy : Add 2 tbsp of butter and heat in the same pan, on medium flame. Once the butter melts, add the red chili powder and turmeric and fry for few seconds. Turmeric enhances the red colour and gives the curry a nice orange-red colour. Saute for 3-5 minutes, till you get bright, dark red colour.
Butter Paneer Masala : Now, add the ground paste to the pan and mix well. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes, till the oil leaves the sides of pan. Add 1 cup water, ½ cup milk, mix well and boil the masala. Once the gravy boils, and slightly thickens, add garam masala, sugar and salt. Mix well. Add in the paneer and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat. Finally add crushed kasuri methi, mix gently and turn off the flame.
Serving : Garnish paneer butter masala with cream and chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or naan or rice or paratha.
MEASURING TOOLS USED : 240 ml cup, 15 ml tablespoon and 5 ml teaspoon.
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