Monday, December 12, 2016

PANEER BUTTER MASALA | PANEER MAKHANI RECIPE

Whenever I throw a home-party, my regular guests always looking for PANEER BUTTER MASALA or PANEER MAKHANI. If I skip this dish my guests never seem happy with dining! In fact, this dish is so tasty that even non-vegetarians never let it go unwelcome! 
Let me share my recipe secret with my readers!


PANEER BUTTER MASALA ingredients

Ingredients for serving 4 - 
200 gm Paneer / cottage cheese 
100 gm onion (chopped)
4 tbsp fresh cream
1 tbsp/ 50 gm cashew
2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp Kasoori methi
1/2 tsp Garama Masala Powder
1/2 tsp Shahi Jeera (Caraway seeds)
1 tbsp honey
250 ml whole cow milk
2 tbsp butter

4/5 tomato (puree/paste)

Method - 

Preparation - 
1. Boil tomatoes. Skin off all of them
2. paste the cashew nuts.
3. Fry just little the Paneer blocks (You may skip this if it's fresh Paneer)

Cooking - 
Melt 20 gm butter in a pan. Add whole Garam Masala (cinnamon, cardamom, clove) and Shahi Jeera (Caraway seeds). Saute a little.
Add chopped onions. Fry little brownish. 
Add ginger-garlic paste.Stir and cook for a minute.
Add skinned off boiled tomatoes. 
Stir, mash and cook till it forms like a thick lump.
Now add coriander powder, paprika, Kasoori Methi (dry fenugreek leaves), garam masala powder and cashew paste. Mix and cook for 3 minutes.

Now put this mixture in a blender and blend it a nice smooth paste.
After blending put the smoother paste again in pan. Add salt to your taste. 
Here, you add honey! You may use sugar also if honey is unavailable, but honey in this dish, makes it heavenly tasty!
Mix and cook just for a minute. Then add fresh cream and Paneer (cottage cheese) blocks. Mix well, then turn off flame.
Now (after putting off flame) add warm milk little by little and stir continuously.
If you keep the flame on, then milk may get curdled. So remember to put off flame. 
Finally add 20-25 gm butter and fresh cream before serving!
Serve it with chapathi, phulka, paratha or even with rice! 

More Paneer Recipes - 
Palak Paneer
Paneer Pasanda
Paneer Samosa

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