Monday, June 18, 2007

A Recipe - Paneer Butter Masala ( Paneer Makhani)

This one is for Tejal

Paneer Butter Masala (Paneer Makhani)

250 g fried paneer, cubes (cottage cheese)

1 onion, ground into a paste

1 inch gingerroot, ground into a paste

6 garlic flakes, ground into a paste

2 tomatoes, ground into a paste

1 teaspoon red chili powder

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder

1/2 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)

2 teaspoons fresh cream

2 teaspoons cashew nuts paste

2 teaspoons ghee

1/2 teaspoon butter

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Salt to taste

 in a pan heat the ghee until melted.

 fry onion-ginger-garlic paste until it turns golden brown.

 add the masala powders and sauté till the raw smell is gone.

 add tomato paste and sauté for 5 minutes.

 fold in sugar and kasoori methi.

 add fresh cream and cashew nut paste.

 cook on low flame and add paneer cubes and salt.

 stir in 1/2 cup water and cover the pan.

 cook for 3 minutes.

 once the gravy thickens, add 1/2 teaspoons butter and remove from heat.

 garnish with cashew nuts and mint leaves.

 Serve hot with naan or rotis or kulchas or parathas.


Unknown said...

thank you very very much! im going to try this out soon...and opefully get lots of compliments as you get....

Unknown said...

Hi Ramesh,

My two friends and I were travelling in the south of India in July 2008 and everytime we came back to Kerala we went straight to Dal Roti! Our favourite dish was paneer and vegetable-stuffed paratha, you made it especially for us! Could I please have the recipe when you have time? Thanks for a wonderful Indian culinary experience... we will never forget it!

Karen (Ireland)