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Butter Paneer Recipe

Butter Paneer is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Bachelor Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • Paneer cubes - 250 g
  • Beaten curds - 2 cups
  • 1.5 tbsp - Ginger-garlic paste
  • Tomatoes and Onions - 4 or 5 each (for more gravy add more)
  • Whole cloves, small cardamoms, Cinnamon stick and Bay Leaf
  • Tomato puree - 1 packet
  • 2 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • Kasoori Methi - 3/4 pinches
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • A little Sugar
  • Tandoor color
  • Ghee - 4 or 5 tsp
  • Cashew nuts or Badam soaked in water for one hour - 20 pieces.
  • How to Make Butter Paneer:

    1. For marinating the paneer:
    2. Mix the paneer cubes with curd, a spoonful of ginger garlic paste, a pinch of salt, red chilli powder and a pinch of garam masala powder.
    3. Add the tandoor colour if desired. Refrigerate overnight.
    4. For boiled onion paste:
    5. Boil the onions and tomatoes with one bay leaf, 3/4 cardamoms and a half a tea spoon of ghee in water.
    6. Cool the mixture.
    7. Remove the bay leaf. Add ginger garlic paste and the cashew nuts.
    8. Grind to a smooth paste.
    9. Grill the paneer until the ends are browned.
    10. Heat the ghee in a vessel, and add whole garam masala.
    11. Fry a little add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder and fry.
    12. Now add the tomato puree. Balance curd and cook till it thickens. Add the boiled onion paste and cook till oil separates.
    13. Add the kasoori mehti and cook till it resembles a thick gravy. Add salt and sugar.
    14. Now add the grilled paneer and cook for a few minutes. Add beaten fresh cream just before serving.
    15. Do not garnish with coriander leaves. Ready to serve.


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