Monday, December 19, 2011

Paneer Butter Masala



Paneer/tofu - 2 cups of small cubes
Onion - 1 medium-sized one, chopped fine
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp
Methi leaves - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Cream - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Butter or ghee-2 tbsp
Salt - to taste

How I Made It:

1. Heat 2tbsp of butter or ghee in a pan and fry the paneer/tofu cubes until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In the same pan, add 1 more tbsp oil and fry the onions until golden brown.
3. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
4. Next, add the corriander powder, garam masala, chilly powder and some salt. Fry for few minutes.
5. To this, add the tomato ketchup and methi. Mix well and add the milk.
6. Lower fire and cook covered for 5 mins.
7. Open lid, add the fried paneer/tofu and the cream. Mix well and simmer for 3-4 mins.
8. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves .
Serve warm with Chappatis or pulav.

Tip : If paneer is fresh one no need to fry it...otherwise better fry it with little butter or ghee.

7 comments:

Divya Rajesh said...

wow man.......this is one of my favourite dishes.thanq for ur easy recipe.il surely giv it a try.....and the snap itself is appetizing dear.....

Tina said...

hi chechy...welcome bak...paneer butter looks delicious.

chithra said...

Divya thanks and try it dear..njan guarantee!

Tina ..Thanks yar!

Latha said...

Chithra, very good recipe. Will def try it out. I am so glad you are at it again.

chithra said...

Thank you Latha Aunty!!!

Kurryleaves said...

paneer butter masala looks creamy and delicious!!

chithra said...

thanks dear for the motivating comments!!