Friday, March 30, 2018

Easy Paneer butter masala

Paneer / Chicken Butter masala is an Indian dish accepted internationally across the world. We can make it as chicken butter masala for non vegetarian version and paneer butter masala for vegetarian version. It is especially a hit among kids due to its mild sweet taste. Today I am giving you all a very easy and quick version of paneer butter masala recipe. Do try it at home!

  1. Paneer cubes - 250gm
  2. Butter - 2tbsp
  3. Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
  4. Tomato paste - 4 tbsp 
  5. Chilli powder- 1 tsp
  6. Tomato ketchup- 1 tbsp 
  7. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  8. Green chilli, slit - 1(optional)
  9. Kasuri methi(dried or fresh methi leaves) - 1tbsp if dried/2-3 tbsp if using fresh
  10. Sugar - 1tsp
  11. Garam masala-1tsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Milk cream - 1/4 cup
  14. Butter chicken masala powder - 1 tsp(optional)
  • Use fresh paneer whenever possible 
  • In case of using frozen paneer, fry it lightly in butter before using it
  • Adding green chilli is optional 
  • You can try the same recipe with chicken to make butter chicken masala. Marinate chicken with salt, yogurt, turmeric powder and chilli powder for 15-30 minutes and stir fry it before using it
  1. Mix all ingredients from 4 to 7 with a cup of water to a smooth mixture 
  2. Heat a kadai with butter 
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 1 min
  4. Add the tomato mixture and green chilli to this
  5. Cook it till well combined
  6. Add chopped methi leaves and cook for 5 minutes 
  7. Add paneer and salt to taste
  8. Let paneer cook for 5-8 minutes 
  9. Add sugar, garam masala, butter chicken masala powder and reduce the flame to low
  10. Add milk cream and stir gently not break paneer
  11. Switch off the flame and serve paneer butter masala hot