Paneer in Hindi means Cottage Cheese.
“Paneer Butter Masala”is rich and creamy. You can serve it in Kids Party, since it’s mild and a bit sweet if you are following my recipe.
You can also make it spicy, the choice is yours.
This recipe is almost similar to Butter chicken in taste.
This recipe, is again, very simple since, I like to cook very fast and simple, I had to find out a short cut for this.
Try this out; it tastes the same as the one we get from restaurants.
Cottage cheese or Paneer – Cut into cubes-250 g
Kasuri methi or dry fenugreek leaves-bountiful
This flavor should be more in the curry.
(I wanted to avoid extra calories to the dish; If You like, you can replace milk with cream to get richer and tastier royal dish)
Red chilly powder/Paprika-2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Grind raw onion in a blender along with a green chilly to a smooth paste.
Now grind Tomato to smooth paste.
No need to blanch the tomatoes. As I already said, we are cooking in a hurry, you know...Don’t worry there is no compromise in the taste, I can tell you.
Melt Butter and fry the cashews. Keep aside.
Now lightly fry Paneer in the same butter and remove from the pan.
To the same butter add ginger garlic paste. Sauté for 2 minutes. Now add in onion paste and 1 tsp salt.
Let it fry in butter for a minute. Now add tomato paste and again fry this for a minute. Add in
Red chilly powder, coriander powder ,cumin powder and turmeric powder.
Now add 1 tsp sugar .Now add some kasuri methi leaves. These are dry Fenugreek leaves which are easily available in the market.
Now on medium high flame, keep the mix for 2-3 minutes. Oil (Butter) would start separating from it.
Now add ½ cup water and ½ cup milk.
Let it boil and then add Paneer cubes.
When the sauce thickens, add in Kasuri methi and bring to boil once more.
Serve hot with any kind of bread.