Saturday, October 24, 2009

Paneer Butter Masala (Paneer Makhni)

This is a very rich and delicious dish and is specially prepared on festive occasions.I love this dish and would like to share it with you..enjoy!!

Things you will need:

Paneer/Cottage Cheese - 1 lb ; cubed (Shallow fried Paneer can be used)
Tomatoes- 2 ; peeled
Green Chilli-1 or 2
Green Peas- 1/4 cup
Ginger- 1 inch piece
Cashews- 1/2 cup;powdered
Heavy Cream- 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder- 1/2 tsp (Adjust as per your taste and tolerance)
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Asafoetida - a pinch
Oil- 2 tbsp
Kasuri Methi/Dried Fenugreek Leaves - 1 tsp; powdered
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Cilantro/Coriander leaves- for garnishing

Preparation Method:

Heat oil in a pan.
Add asafoetida and cumin seeds and wait till the cumin seeds crack.
In the mean while blend green chilli,tomatoes and ginger to make a fine puree.
Now add the puree to the pan along with sugar,turmeric, coriander,red chilli and garam masala powder.
Stir this mixture on low-medium flame until the tomato puree separates from the oil.
At this point the mixture is cooked.
Now add salt, heavy cream and powdered cashew and cook for 4 minutes with constant stirring.
Then add the main ingredients- paneer and peas; and cook covered on low-medium flame until the peas are tender.
Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with Chappathi/Indian Bread.

This is my entry to Purva's Festive Food event.

Paneer Makhani on Foodista


  1. I did try your Chicken Nuggets recipe today...and it was delicious...Seems like I've started to turn into a Cook ;) Thanks to you ! Can I get an easy to cook recipe for chicken lollipop?

  2. printout eduthu ammaykku kodukkaam. Oru pani aayikotte. I`m sure it`ll be delicious :)

  3. This is really making drool :)
    such a lovely colour and great click priya:)
    eniku vishakunne..:)feel like having it rite now with roti.

  4. Done sweetheart, translation widget already here.

  5. Awesomosssss!!!!!!! Ma fav-Rate veg dish!! ;)

  6. Mmm... Stomach's growling already!

  7. keeep writing the recipes of such delicious foods......

  8. this is one of my fav dishes..thanks 2 u for posting a vegetarian one this time..:) keep blogging..:)

  9. Thanks to all for your comments :)

  10. I love ur recipes man.. Simple tasty n finger-licking...

  11. all i can say is dat u vil turn up as a good many stuff u cook dear.majestic

  12. Thanks for all your comments :)

  13. i tried this recipe n it's really awesome..thanx soo much...can i try paneer tikka masala using the same recipe? thx again!!

  14. Ritu...Thanks for your lovely comments ... Glad you like Paneer Butter Masala...Paneer Tikka Masala is made with marinated and grilled paneer and the preparation is different. I will post the recipe soon :)... Keep visiting :)


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