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Indian Butter Paneer Masala

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Butter Paneer or Paneer Makhani, its a very popular Punjabi dish. Paneer or Cottage cheese cooked in smooth, velvety, buttery and tasty tomato based gravy. Goes well with Naan, paratha or Jeera Rice!
Ingredients
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Garam masala 1 Tablespoon
  Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 4 , chopped
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Degi mirch powder 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Kasoori methi 1 Tablespoon
  Paneer 250 Gram, cubed
  Cream 3 Tablespoon
Directions

Heat up oil, add cumin seeds, add bay leaf, whole garam spices, add coriander seeds, cook this till the time spices change its color and nice aroma starts to come from it.
Add chopped tomatoes, salt, cover and cook for 5 mts. Once masala cools down grind it to make smooth puree.
Heat 2 tbsp butter, add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell goes away.
Add ground masala, red chilli powder, mix and cook till the time oil separates from the spices.
Add water suitable to your taste, add salt, sugar to taste, kasoori methi, mix and cook for 5 mts.
Add paneer, mix, cover and cook for 5 mts.
Finally add cream, stir well, Butter Paneer is ready to be served!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Punjabi
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Paneer
Interest: 
Everyday
Servings: 
4

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