Sunday, May 6, 2012

Panner Butter Masala

I am sure all you bloggers around would definitely know Aarthi of Yummy Tummy! A very passionate blogger with more than 500 recipes and all step wise is commendable right.. Well, the good news is she is getting married this month :)..So a group of us from BM decided we would do a virtual bridal shower for the bride to be! What would be best way to do this, than posting a recipe from her own blog :).. Wish Aarthi & Satheesh a very happy married life & here's a recipe from her blog

1. Paneer - 1 - 1/2 cup cubed
2. Onion - 1/2 cup
3. Tomatoes - 4
4. Butter - 2 tbsp
5. Oil - 1 tbsp
6. Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
7. Garlic paste - 1 tsp
8. Chilli powder - 1 tsp
9. Corinader- cumin powder - 1 tsp
10. Garam masala - 1/2 cup
11. Kasturi Methi - 1 tbsp
12. Sugar - 1/2 tsp
13. Salt - to taste
14. Milk - 1 cup
15. Cilantro - a few sprigs (Optional)

Preparation Time!!
1. Add onion and tomatoes in a blender and make a puree of this. Strain the puree and 1/4 cup water and keep aside.. Makes around 3 cups of puree

2. In a pan, add oil and once warm, add paneer and sauté till it turns golden brown. Remove and keep aside

3. Then, add the butter and add ginger- garlic paste and to this add the onion-tomato puree. Mix well and let this simmer on medium flame covered for almost 10-15 minutes till the oil separated and the puree thickens

4. When the puree almost thickens, add red chilli, coriander-cumin & garam masala powder. Add salt & sugar and let it simmer for 5 minutes..Add sautéed & crushed Kasturi methi powder. Mix well & simmer for 5 minutes

5. Add the paneer and mix well. To this add milk slowly & keep stirring..(Milk has a tendency to curdle so always add little by little & keep stirring)..

Once milk is added completely, mix well & give it one boil & switch of flame..You can garnish with cilantro.

Serve hot with Roti's or with Dosa or any other Indian bread of your choice.. Tastes good with anything, esp if you are a Paneer lover like me :))

1. Another way, which i do is.. skip onions totally & cook tomatoes in butter & G-G paste till mushy.. Cool it & make a puree.. tastes great that way too.. The only thing here is the number of tomatoes used increase quite a bit :)
2. I didn't garnish with cilantro.. you could do it.. No harm!
3. Paneer can be put i  hot water and added directly rather than sautéing them..Fresh paneer is always super tasty & just melts ..

Wish you a very happy married life & hope you enjoy this Aarthi :)


  1. Loves so delicious Rasi....amazing gravy color. I love paneer butter masala (minus the fat ;)....when I think about it, I do like everything that's loaded with fats)

  2. Paneer butter masala looks delicious.

  3. Absolutely dleicious with rotis, pics looks tempting!!

  4. Paneer butter masala looks awesome. Aarthi would love it!

  5. The paneer butter masala is looking good, perfect for a bridal shower.

  6. Looks yum

  7. Looks nice. And congrats to the bride to be.

  8. What a lovely gesture a virtual bridal shower...
    Very very yummy looking PBM

  9. Yummy paneer masala and very nice of you girls doing this virtual bridal shower..

  10. nice idea of virtual bridal shower. paneer butter masala looks so fantastic.

  11. Paneer butter masala looks super irresistible and attractive..Wont mind to have with some naans.

  12. Yummy paneer and wishing Aarthi all the best for a happy and prosperous married life.

  13. thats such a sweet gesture, im sure u ladies made aarti's day :) the curry looks great

  14. Oooh....that looks delicious Rasi! So creamy and love the colour!!

  15. a lovely gesture from u all to Aarthi :) paneer butter masala looks so yummy, will try this version soon :)

  16. This is my fav !! love to have with garlic naan's !! delicious and tasty one !!

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  17. oh so sweet of you..i am reall really happy that you guys took so much effort and did it for me..Thanks about that dear..I am so lucky to have you all as my blogger friends..

    Paneer butter masala looks so good...

  18. Very yummy looking! The colour is very tempting!

  19. some classics never fail to make the mouth water :) Looks superb dear!

  20. Nice texture and color of the paneer masala looks inviting


Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)