Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Ingredients

For onion tomato paste:

1 tsp butter

1 tsp oil

1 onion, sliced

1 inch ginger

3 clove garlic

2 tomato, chopped

10 cashew / kaju

Other ingredients:

2 tbsp butter

2 pods cardamom

1 bay leaf

¼ tsp turmeric

1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder

¼ tsp garam masala

¼ tsp cumin powder

1 cup water

½ tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp cream

20 cubes paneer / cottage cheese

2 tbsp coriander, chopped

½ tsp kasuri methi, crushed

¼ tsp garam masala

Preparation

1.Firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp oil.Saute 1 onion, 1 inch ginger and 3 clove garlic until it shrinks slightly.Now add 2 tomato and 10 cashew for a minute.Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.Cool completely and transfer to the blender.Blend to smooth paste adding water if required.In a kadai heat 2 tbsp butter and saute 2 pods cardamom and 1 bay leaf.

2.Keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and ¼ tsp cumin powder.Saute until the spices turn aromatic without burning.Add in prepared onion tomato paste and saute well.Saute until oil separates from sides.Further add 1 cup water, ½ tsp sugar and 1 tsp salt.Mix well adjusting consistency as required.Also, add 2 tbsp cream and mix well.

3.Now add 20 cubes of paneer and mix gently.Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until flavours are absorbed.Further add 2 tbsp coriander, ½ tsp kasuri methi and ¼ tsp garam masala. mix well.Finally, enjoy paneer butter masala with roti or naan.