Butter Paneer curry
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2 cups
 
Ingredients
  • • Cashews - 4 whole
  • • Almonds – 5 whole
  • • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • • Oil – 1tbsp
  • • Salt - As needed
  • • Unsalted Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • • Paneer - 250gms
  • Onion - 1¼ cup, chopped finely ( approx. 1 medium sized onion)
  • Tomatoes - 1 cup, chopped finely ( approx. 2 small tomatoes)
  • • Chilli Powder - 1 Tbsp
  • • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • • Cumin Powder – 1 tbsp
  • • Kasturi Methi - 1 tbsp
  • • Sugar - ½ tsp
  • • Water – ½ cup
  • • Cream/almond milk - 2 Tbsp
  • • Paneer Masala:
  • • Paneer - 250gms
  • • Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
  • • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  • • Kasturi Methi - 1 tsp
  • • Mango powder – 1 tsp
  • • Yogurt – 1 tbsp
  • • Unsalted Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • • Coriander – 1 tbsp, chopped finely(garnish)
Instructions
  1. Marinate paneer with the ingredients under the “paneer masala” except the unsalted butter. Take 1 tbsp of butter in a pan, place the marinated paneer cubes and fry for a minute in each side till they become crispy golden. Keep it aside. (Optional step)
  2. Take 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, Add the chopped onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté till they become transculent. Now add the tomatoes, turmeric, chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt. If you want rich color, you can add kashmiri chilli powder. I used normal one.
  3. Cook for about 10 minutes on a medium flame till everything gets cooked. Allow this to cool. Add the almonds and cashews.
  4. Then add everything in a blender. Blend them into a smooth paste with not even small pieces of cashews on it.
  5. Heat butter in the same pan. Add the jeera, blended paste and stir well.
  6. Stir well &sauté the masala on a medium flame for a minute, add the water and mix well. It has to be sauted really well till butter ooze out.
  7. Add sauted paneer, dry methi leaves, cream, sugar, water and boil for five minutes and switch off.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander or grated paneer, ginger or cream.
Notes
1. Its better to close the vessel with a lid when we add the blended gravy as it may spilt up some outside as it boils
Recipe by Relish The Bite at http://www.relishthebite.com/butter-paneer-curry/