Paneer-Butter-Masala

Paneer Butter Masala

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Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients For Dough
 1 Bay Leaf
 1 Onion, Chopped
 2 Green Chillies
 2 Tomatoes, Pureed
 2 tbsp Cashew Paste
 1 cup Water
 250 g Paneer, Cubed
 1 cup Cilantro, Chopped
 3 tbsp Salted Butter
Method:
1

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan on medium heat.

2

Once the oil is hot, add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves and saute for few seconds.

3

Then add the onion, ginger garlic paste, and fry until the onion is translucent.

4

Add the tomatoes, cashew paste, and green chillis, and mix.

5

Then add 1 cup of water. Cover the pan and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the pan from heat.

6

Remove the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Let the mixture cool down a bit and then transfer to a blender.

7

Grind the masala to a smooth paste and set aside.

8

To the same pan now add 3 tablespoons butter on medium heat.

9

Once the butter melts, add the red chilli powder and fry for few seconds. This will give the curry an orange-red color.

10

Then add the ground paste back into the pan.

11

Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

12

Add in the paneer cubes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat.

13

Garnish paneer butter masala with cilantro and serve hot with naan or rice!

Ingredients

Ingredients For Dough
 1 Bay Leaf
 1 Onion, Chopped
 2 Green Chillies
 2 Tomatoes, Pureed
 2 tbsp Cashew Paste
 1 cup Water
 250 g Paneer, Cubed
 1 cup Cilantro, Chopped
 3 tbsp Salted Butter

Directions

Method:
1

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan on medium heat.

2

Once the oil is hot, add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves and saute for few seconds.

3

Then add the onion, ginger garlic paste, and fry until the onion is translucent.

4

Add the tomatoes, cashew paste, and green chillis, and mix.

5

Then add 1 cup of water. Cover the pan and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the pan from heat.

6

Remove the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Let the mixture cool down a bit and then transfer to a blender.

7

Grind the masala to a smooth paste and set aside.

8

To the same pan now add 3 tablespoons butter on medium heat.

9

Once the butter melts, add the red chilli powder and fry for few seconds. This will give the curry an orange-red color.

10

Then add the ground paste back into the pan.

11

Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

12

Add in the paneer cubes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat.

13

Garnish paneer butter masala with cilantro and serve hot with naan or rice!

Paneer Butter Masala