Paneer butter masala

Ingredients (Translation)

200 gms paneer
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 big tomato
2 cloves
Small piece of cinnamon
2 cardamoms
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
2tbsp cream
2 tbsp butter

Cut the paneer into medium size pieces. Grind the tomato along with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.

Heat oil, add cumin seeds. Add the tomato paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Let it come to a boil.Add the paneer pieces, cream and butter and cook for 2 minutes. If the gravy is very thin, make a watery paste of 2 tsp rice flour or bengalgram flour and add it to the gravy. Cook for another minute and the gravy will start getting thick. Add more butter if your wish.

Serve with hot pulkas or chapatis.

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Happy cook said...

Love the paneer masala.
The gravy looks so delicious and colour is so nice.


Hey how come you got that colour ...simply by adding redchili powder?did u used kashmiri red chilli powder?
Looks just like we get in restaurants!

Vanamala said...

Oh wow ... one of my fav dish..
simply nice

Namratha said...

This is my hubby's fav curry, looks yummy!

Padmaja said...

hey that dish looks so hot n spicy!! What would i do to have that for dinner?? ymmy!!

DEEPA said...

i never get this color when i prepare ....did u add any color to the gravy ..awesome color and dish.....

Laavanya said...

That colour is just too good looks so creamy and delish.

sagari said...

love the recipe all time favvvv

easycrafts said...

Thanks Happy cook, Vanamala, Namratha, Sagari for your comments

@ Raks Kitchen, deepa, lavanya- i used the normal red chilli powder only...using kashmiri chill powder for a better colour is a good idea. I normally dont use food colour ,..probably the red tomato did wonders to the colour

@ Padmaja... drop in anytime

Rajitha said...

love paneer-butter masala..and the color is lovely!

Shella said...

Like everybody else, I too feel the colour is awesome. The dish looks so rich & delish. Would go so well with parathas or naan.

easycrafts said...

thanks rajitha and shella for appreciating my efforts

ANJALI J. said...

wow!looks delicious...

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