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Paneer Butter Masala
(पनीर बटर मसाला)

Contributed By:
Anita Shrivastava
Anita Shrivastava, Patna


Paneer - 500 gm
Onion - 100 gm
Garlic - 5 flakes
Ginger - 1"
Tomato - 100 gm
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Posta Daana (Poppy Seeds) - 2 tbsp
Coconut Powder - 50 gm
Magaj (melon seeds) - 2 tbsp
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder - 1tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Butter - 25 gm
Orange Colour - 1 pinch
Cooking Oil - 100 ml
Dhaniya Patta - 1 tbsp (chopped)

Method of Preparation

1. Cut small pieces of onion, ginger, garlic and tomato. Grind together to make a paste.

2. Grind posta daana, coconut powder and magaj together to make another paste.

3. Heat oil in a kedahi. Fry paneer pieces lightly and keep aside.

4. Fry ginger-garlic masala paste in hot oil till it turns pink.

5. Add the posta daana paste and fry till oil separates.

6. Add paneer pieces and half cup water. Cook for 5 minutes with lid on.

7. Add garam masala powder, salt, sugar and orange colour.

8. Remove from heat. Garnish with chopped dhaniya patta.

9. Serve hot with naan.

Notes & Tips

1. Serving for 6 persons.


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