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Paneer butter masala

Paneer butter masala

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • Onions – 4 medium sized
  • Tomatoes- 3 medium sized
  • Green chillies-4 to 5
  • Garlic – 8 to 10 cloves
  • Ginger- 1 inch
  • Gota masala. (Khada masala) -1 each
  • Cardamom- 2 cardamoms
  • Cashew nuts- 4 to 5
  • Char magaz- 1 tablespoon
  • Cottage cheese- 300 grams
  • Desi ghee- 1 tablespoon
  • Refined oil- 2 to 3 tablespoon
  • Butter – 3 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder- 1/4 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Sugar- 1 tablespoon
  • Kasturi methi- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Fresh cream- 2 to 3 tablespoon
  • Honey- 2 tablespoon

Instructions
 

Paneer butter masala

  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and onions. Peel off the garlic cloves.
  • Heat a pan with 3 tablespoon of refined oil.
  • Add the khada masala to it. Saute it for a minute.
  • Add the chopped onions to it.
  •  Now add the chillies and garlic cloves to it.
  •  Saute it for 4 to 5 minutes until it turns Golden brown.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes to it.
  • Add a tablespoon of char magaz to it.
  •  Add 3 to 4 cashew nuts to it.
  • Cook on medium high flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to it.
  •  Cover it well and Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
  •  Saute it until water evaporates and it turns soft and mushy.
  • Now transfer it to a bowl and let it cool down.
  • Now transfer it to a mixer jar and blend it into a smooth paste.
  • Now finely chop the ginger and garlic and slit the green chillies.
  • Now heat a pan with 3 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of ghee.
  • Now add the chopped ginger, garlic and chillies to it. Cook well until it turns golden brown and aromatic.
  • Turn the flame to medium high. Now add the blended puree to it.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder to it.
  • Add 1/4 tablespoon of red chilli powder to it.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of cumin powder to it.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of coriander powder to it.
  •  Cook it well until oil seperates.
  • Now add a tablespoon of sugar to it.
  • Add salt as per taste.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon kasturi methi to it.
  • Finally add 3 tablespoon fresh cream to it.
  •  Stir and mix it well.
  • Add required amount of water to get perfect consistency.
  •  Add 2 tablespoon honey to it.
  • Mix everything well and cook for a minute on medium high flame.
  •  Now dice the paneer cubes evenly.
  • Finally add the diced paneer slices to it and mix well.
  •  Your yummy paneer butter masala is ready to be served with naan or tandoori roti. Tastes best when served hot.