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paneer butter masala

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Judy Kaye
Hazelwood, MO

This is a basic paneer dish that you get in most Indian restaurants. This goes well with either rice or naan." — lucky From:Allrecipes. com While I have not made this recipe I have ordered it in restaurants. DELICIOUS!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For paneer butter masala

  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 8 oz
    paneer, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2
    onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp
    ginger paste
  • 1 tsp
    garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cashews
  • 1 tsp
    ground red chiles
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp
    garam masala
  • 1 can
    8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt

How To Make paneer butter masala

  • 1
    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; fry paneer in 2 batches until golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer fried paneer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, retaining vegetable oil in skillet.
  • 2
    Melt butter in the same skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add ginger paste and garlic paste. Continue to cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Stir cashews, ground red chiles, cumin, coriander, and garam masala into onion mixture. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • 3
    Stir tomato sauce, half-and-half, milk, sugar, and salt into spice mixture; simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add fried paneer and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes more.
  • 4
    Cook's Note: I think frying the paneer is an important step since paneer can become mushy if added raw. you can skip the step if you are concerned about fried food.

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