Monday, January 9, 2012

Paneer Butter Masala - Restaurant Style

A really quick and easy way to prepare paneer butter masala at home



Recipe source: vahrehvah.com


Preparation Time:5 minutes*
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 - 3
* Fried onions & Tomato puree and readily available


Ingredients:
Tomato ketchup: 1 tablespoon
Cubed paneer: 1 cup (See here for homemade paneer recipe)
Fried Onions: 1/2 cup
Ginger minced: 1 tablespoon
Tomato puree/tomato sauce: 1 cup
Chilli powder: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Garam masala powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Butter: 2 tablespoon
Kasoori methi: 1 tablespoon
Sugar: 1/2 tsp
Evaporated milk: 5 oz can
Oil: 2 tsp


Procedure:
Step 1:
Put the paneer in boiling water for 5 minutes so that the paneer becomes soft


Step2:
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a non stick tawa and fry the paneer until golden brown. Drain them in a paper towel


Step3:
Mix together chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, sugar, garam masala powder, crushed fenugreek, tomato sauce/puree, tomato ketchup, half of evaporated milk and mix it well



Step4:
Heat 2 tablespoon of butter and saute the minced ginger for a couple of minutes


Step5:
Crush the fried onions and add it


Step6:
Now add the wet ingredients and cook until the butter separates out (It should take less than 10 minutes)

Step7:
Now add the fried paneer and the remaining evaporated milk and mix it



Step8:
Garnish with coriander leaves


Notes:
  • If  fried onions are not available, chop the onions finely and saute until it becomes translucent.
  • If tomato sauce is not available, use tomato puree. Boil 3 tomatoes and peel them.Puree it in a blender
  • Instead of evaporated milk, whole milk can also be used. Evaporated milk gives a creamy texture
  • Can also use fresh cream for garnishing
  • The original recipe uses minced garlic along with ginger. I omitted this. But still it tasted like the restaurant one
Check the recipe for Paneer Butter Masala made with fresh ingredients.

This is a perfect accompaniment for Naan.
Naan

37 comments:

  1. Wahhh.. looks absolutely delicious dear.. Perfect presentation too.. thanks for the step by step pictures !!
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  2. Looks so perfect dear... Yummmmmm!!!

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  3. Yummy recipe…will try it for sure..Thanks for posting

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  4. One of my fav side dish to have with rotis.Looks awesome.

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  5. Wow delicious and mouthwatering recipe...

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  6. Nicely presented and so mouthwatering!

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  7. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe....this goes on the top of my bookmarked list....
    The Paneer looks wowie...can't describe in words!!

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  8. Delicious looking paneer butter masala. Feeling hungry in spite of having dinner just an hour back.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Tempting paneer butter masala..makes me hungry

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  16. nice and wondering preparation

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  17. very nice and informative to cook.thanx..........

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  18. I just love it

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  19. Just tried this today. I didn't have any Kasoori methi, but it still tasted great and my family enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. Ray

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