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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Paneer Butter Masala

Well accidently this recipe turned out to paneer butter masala. I was trying to make paneer tawa masala with no idea on how to use the ingredients to makea  tawa sabzi. Though I did cook and after cooking realised, it looked like paneer butter masala. I was lucky that it did turn into a yummy delicious paneer sabzi- tawa masala or butter masla who cares when it tastes and smells tempting.

Let me tell you, I have not used cream to make the sabzi. But still you will get thick delicious gravy for your paneer butter masala and when served hot with  Naan, the smell itself will be mouthwatering...

Recipe for Naan coming up in next post.

Preparation time: 5 minutes (to make tomato- onion puree and cut paneer to cubes)
Cooking time:  10 minutes
Serves: for 3 person

What goes in it:

Cottage cheese (Paneer), diced- 250 gms
Capsicum, square pieces- 1 medium sized
Tomato, puree- ½ cup
Onion, puree- ½ cup
Garlic-Green Chilli-Ginger, paste- 2 tbl spn
Garam Masala- ¼ tbl spn
Pav Bhaji Masala- ¼ tbl spn (I used Baadshah’s Pav Bhaji Masala)
Biryani Masala- ¼ tbl spn (I used Baadshah’s Biryani and Pulav Masala)
Red chilli powder- ½ tbl spn
Turmeric powder- ¼ tbl spn
Dried coriander- cumin powder- 1 tbl spn
Salt- as according to your taste
Cashew powder- 3 tbl spn
Oil- 2 tbl spn

How did I make it:

Cut paneer and capsicum into square pieces. Keep them aside.

Cut tomato and onions into four and put in mixture. Add 2-3 green chillies, 2-3 cloves of garlic and part of ginger.  Grind them all to make puree.

Take a kadai. Pour oil in it and heat it. As it heats up. Put tomato- onion puree to it. Keep on stirring and let it cook for about 2 minutes. Now add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dried coriander-cumin seeds powder, garam masala, pav bhaji masala and biryani masala. Also add cahew powder to it. Stir them all well and cook for next 1-2 minutes.

As the gravy boils, add paneer cubes and capsicum to it. Cook it covered for 5-7 minutes.

After it is ready shift to a serving vessel.

Serve yummy paneer buter masala with naan.


  1. looks yummy and delicious!!!!!! :)

  2. Wow Vru.. Looks delicious!!! I'm sure it tasted yummmmmyyyyy as well! :)

    1. Hey Sush so nic 2 c ur comment... Thanks.. :)

  3. Hey Vruti...awesome dishes...i m saving punjabi food plans for opening up Vruti Khana Khazana????

    1. hey rohit.. nopes no sch plans... :)
      n hey do tel sm gud punjabi recipes...


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