Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Paneer Butter Masala

250 g panir
1 bay leaf
1 inch cinnamon sticks
2 cloves
2 cardamom
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
salt, to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
3 tablespoons tomato puree
4 teaspoons cream
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons kasuri methi
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1 inch fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon choppped coriander

Heat 1/2 tbsp butter in a heavy bottom pan.
Add cinnamon, cloves,bayleaf& cardamom.
Fry 4 seconds.
Add paste{ onion, ginger, garlic coarse paste with less or no water}.
Fry it till golden brown.
Add all the dry powders, sugar, tomato puree,fry for 2 minutes.
Now add 2 cups water,reduce heat to low let the gravy simmer for 8 minutes.
Now mix in cream, rest of the butter,kasuri methi& paneer.
also the salt as per taste.
Cook till paneer is soft.
Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.
One can substitute milk for cream if diet concious.

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