Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • Panner or Cottage Cheese – 250 gms, cut in cubes
  • Onion – 1 large, chopped
  • Green chillies – 2
  • Garlic – 4 to 5 cloves, chopped
  • Ginger – 2 inch piece, chopped
  • Tomato puree – ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Tandoori masala – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter – 3 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh mint leaves – 1 or 2 sprigs to garnish
Instructions
  1. Here is a very quick and easy way to keep your panner soft – boil enough water in a pan and drop all your panner cubes in the boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Drain well before using.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet.
  3. Add the chopped onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  4. Saute for 5-10 minutes till the onion turns pale brown.
  5. Remove from fire and blend the fried onion mix using a hand blender or in a mixer grinder.
  6. Now heat the butter in the same skillet.
  7. Add the onion paste and saute it till it turns golden brown and oil starts separating.
  8. Add tomato puree and all the spices – turmeric, cumin, coriander, tandoori masala, cardamom powder, sugar and salt.
  9. Saute till the raw smell of tomato puree is gone.
  10. Now add the paneer cubes and a cup of water [Add hot water if possible, it adds extra flavor.]
  11. Bring the mixture to boil on high heat.
  12. Now simmer and cover it for 5 minutes till the gravy thickens.
  13. Add the fresh cream and mix well.
  14. Remove from fire and garnish with mint sprigs while serving.
  15. Serve with roti or rice.
Recipe by Flavor Quotient at http://www.flavorquotient.com/2013/02/restaurant-style-paneer-butter-masala/