Thursday, 11 July 2013

Paneer Makhni / Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Makhni or Paneer Butter Masala is a Punjabi dish,  very popular dish in North Indian Cuisine.
We like any thing made with Paneer and this one specially for its rich gravy.


1 Cup Paneer
2 Tomatoes
2 Onions
15 Cashews
2 tablespoons Clarified Butter / Ghee
1 teaspoon Ginger Paste
2 Cardamom / Elaichi
1  Cinnamon Stick / Dalchini
2 Cloves 
2 Dry Red Chillies
1 tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
2 tablespoon Yogurt /  Curd
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Masala Powder
  1. Cut Tomatoes and Onions into 1/2 inch pieces. Take these pieces in a pan , pour water to immerse, add cashews and boil it till the water evaporates. Keep it aside to cool.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of Ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add Cardamom, Cinnamon Stick and Cloves. When the Cloves turn light brown add Red Chillies and ginger paste.
  3. Fry the paste till it turns brown. Transfer this and boiled vegetables to a blender and blend it to a smooth paste.
  4. In the same heavy bottomed pan, add a tablespoon of Ghee and then the blended Tomato Onion Paste. Add Tomato Ketchup and Curd, mix it well. Cook it for 5 minutes.
  5. Add Salt, Sugar and Masala Powder mix it and add then add Paneer. Cook again for 5 more minutes.
  6. Paneer Makhni  is ready to Serve.



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