Butter Paneer Recipe

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Butter Paneer
  • Chef: Kalaimathi
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A rich tomato and cashew based gravy with butter fried paneer chunks. Serve this dish of butter paneer with steamed rice or hot rotis!

Ingredients of Butter Paneer

  • 250 gm paneer, cut into rectangles
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped
  • 15 kaju (cashew nuts)
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • Red chili powder, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp kasoori methi (fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Cream (Optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk

How to Make Butter Paneer

1.Add 1 Tbsp butter in a pan. Once it melts, add garlic, cinnamon and cashews. Fry, till the color changes.
2.Then add the tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes become soft and add chilli powder & salt. Saute for 2-3 minutes and then grind it into a fine paste.
3.Take another pan - Add 1 Tbsp butter and grill the paneer pieces till golden brown on both sides. Remove the paneer pieces.
4.In the same pan add the tomato-cashew paste. Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
5.Now add kasoori methi and sugar. Let it simmer for 1 minute.
6.Add milk, paneer pieces (You can adjust the quantity of milk according to your gravy's consistency).
7.Top it with cream if desired. Serve.
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