Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Paneer Butter Masala


Paneer 400 grams
Tomato 4 numbers
Cashews 5 numbers
cloves 3
cinnamon sticks 1
Bay leaves 1
Cardamom 2
Gram masala 1teaspoon
Fresh cream single
Chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Butter 4 tbsp


Heat the pan, put one table spoon butter and fry the paneer. Fry until golden brown. Keep it aside. To make tomato puree, boil tomatos and peel the skin of tomatos. Boil the tomatos as it is, dont cut them. After peeling the skin from tomato, keep it aside for sometime.Let them cool down and then grind them in mixer along with cashew nuts. Heat butter in a pan add the masala grains(Cardamom,bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon sticks) fry them till golden brown. Now add the tomato puree along with sufficient salt to the fried grains and let it cook for 5 mins. Add one spoon garam masala, Chilli powder to the cooked puree. Add the fried paneer cubes to the cooked tomato puree. If you want you can add a pinch of food color to the above mixture or you can leave it. Finally pour one cup of cream in to pan and mix it well. Serve hot the delicious paneer butter masala along with fried rice or chapatis or pulka..

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