Paneer butter masala or how to make paneer butter masala

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Paneer is liked by all, as it is very easy to prepare. Paneer is a high protein food having level of calcium and phosphorus which helps in building strong bones and teeth. It is considered as the best food, generally it is eaten on daily basis by vegetarian people to fulfill their protein need of the body. Paneer butter masala is the one of the top north Indian curry, here is simple and best recipe, which is always a hit in my house  :) 

Preparation time -30 min

Cooking time-10 min

Serves-4

Ingredients:-

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Panner cubes-200gms

Onion-4 medium size [cut into medium pieces]

Tomato-3 medium size [cut into medium pieces]

Cashewnuts-25 nos

Poppy seeds-1tbs

Cinnamon-3nos

Cloves-6nos

Cardamom-1no

Coriander leaves-1cup [chopped]

Ginger-1/2 inch

Garlic –I whole [about 8 to 10 cloves]

Chilli powder-2tsp

Gram masala-1tsp

Coriander powder-1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Kasuri methi-2 tsp

Fennel[somph] seeds-1tsp

Jeera-1/2tsp

Honey-1tbs

sugar-1tsp

salt to taste

butter-25gms

oil-1 tbs

Procedure for preparation of masala.

Step 1:

Soak cashewnuts and poppy seeds in hot water for 10 min

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Take a pan add 2 tsp of oil and fry paneer cubes till golden brown and soak it in cold water [so it gets soft]

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In the same pan add little oil and add all the ingredients except powders ,[i.e onions,tomatoes, ginger,garlic,cinnamon,cloves,fennel seeds, chopped coriander]fry till the raw smell changes to good aroma.And keep it to cool.

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Step 2:-

Make a paste of fried masala

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Make a paste of soaked cashewnuts and poppy seeds.[into fine paste]

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Step 3:-

Add oil to the pan add jeera in a medium flame,add grounded masala paste fry, for a while

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Then add cashew,poppy seed paste mix well.

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Now add all powders and mix properly.

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Add little water and bring it to boil for 5 min. Add sugar and honey, salt to taste.

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Now add paneer pieces in to it.

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Add kasuri methi,mix well and turn off the flame.Add 25 gms of butter to it.

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Paneer butter masala is ready to serve with rich aroma. It goes good with naan, butternaan,kulcha, roti ,chapathi etc…..

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