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Paneer Butter Masala | Simple Homemade Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala or Butter Paneer is one of a restaurant style creamy rich paneer dish prepared with butter. Butter Paneer goes well with Rotis, Naan, Paratha, Chapathi, Phulka, Jeera Rice,  etc. Paneer is rich in protein and so it is good for people of all ages.

Health Benefits of Paneer

Good source of calcium,
helps prevent bone and stomach disorders
helps to reduce weight
prevents osteoporosis and cancer

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Paneer Butter Masala

Roti and Paneer

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala

Ingredients needed for making Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer - 200 gms
Tomato - 2 nos
Onions - 2 nos.
Green Chillies - 1
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Pav bhaji masala powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste
Fresh cream - 2 tbsp. (optional)

For tempering
Butter - 1 tbsp
Saunf - 1 tsp.
Cloves - 2

Method for making Paneer Butter Masala

1. Heat oil in a pan, fry the saunf, cloves and curry leaves  and then add the finely chopped onions and green chillies and saute well till it becomes transparent.

2. Grind the chopped tomatoes and add to the above and saute well.

3. Next add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, pav bhaji masala and curd, mix well and cook in a low flame for 3 minutes and then add little water. Allow this to boil for 10 minutes in medium flame.

4. Fry the paneer cubes in butter and then add this to the above mixture. You can add fresh cream on top to make it more richer and delicious.

Serve hot with Rotis, Chapathis, Paratha, or anything of your choice.

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