Updated: May 26
Paneer Butter Masala is a popular and creamy North Indian Punjabi dish made with paneer also known as cottage cheese. If you love spicy food you would enjoy this dish, and it tastes even better when it is paired with Laccha Paratha or any other type of Indian bread. Firstly, I would heavily recommend using good quality of paneer for this recipe. it has to be moist, soft, and fresh. You can add other ingredients like tofu, potatoes, or even cooked meat based on your preference.
It is a classic recipe that can be made with the ingredients that you find in your own kitchen. You can play around with the spices based on your preferences. I will be adding more delicious panner recipes in the future!
PREPARATION TIME:30 mins.
Dried Kashmiri red chilies soaked in warm water.
3-4 green chilies.
4 garlic cloves.
1/2 cup milk.
2-3 medium-size onions.
2-3 medium-size tomato.
1/4 cup fresh cream.
1 tsp salt.
1tsp red chili powder.
1tsp garam masala.
1tsp amchur powder/mango powder.
1 tsp Haldi powder.
200 grams paneer.
2 tsp oil.
COOKING TIME:20 mins. LET'S GET STARTED..!!
STEP1: Take a kadhai and add 2 tsp of oil, 1-inch ginger, 4 garlic cloves and saute them for about 3 mins.
STEP2: Add onion, tomatoes, and green chilies and saute them for 3 mins.
STEP3: Add the soaked Kashmiri red chilies, 1 tsp Haldi, 1 tsp amchur powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp garam masala, and 1 tsp salt. mix well.
STEP4: Cook about 10 mins until tomatoes and onions are mushy.
STEP5: Cool completely and transfer into the blender.
STEP6: Add 1/4 cup fresh cream into the blender and blend until a thick paste is formed as shown in the picture.
Step 7: Once the paste is ready, add 1/2 cup milk and let it come to a boil.
STEP 8: Add around 15-20 cubes of fresh paneer and a little bit of shredded paneer. Gently mix it.
STEP 9: Garnish it with chopped coriander.
STEP 10: Enjoy paneer butter masala with laccha paratha or naan.