Flavourful, creamy, and delicious Paneer Masala

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Isn’t it fun to recreate restaurant style dishes at home? A little while ago I found this recipe of paneer masala, tried it, tweaked it and later served to my entire family who absolutely loved it. It’s creamy and super delicious, you can eat it well with naan, roti or plain rice.

The flavour of this curry lies mostly in the gravy. When you almost are half done with the gravy it gives of an amazing scent to which you gladly wait for the paneer to be added before you can devour it. This has been a recent yet a very loved recipe of my family,

I hope you too enjoy!

Paneer masala

1.Paneer-250gms

To marinate paneer

1.Red chilli powder-1/2tsp

2.Haldi-1/4tsp

3.Salt accordingly

Gravy

1.Gramflour-1tbsp

2.Butter 2tbsp

3.Oil-2tsp

4.Cumin seeda-1tsp

5.Cloves-3

6.Cardamom-3

7.Cinnamon stick-1

8.Bay leaf-1

9.Asofotida-1/4tsp

10.Onions-3(chopped)

11.Garlic paste-1tsp

12.Ginger paste-1tsp

13.Haldi-1/2tsp

14.Kashmiri chilli powder-1tsp

15.Coriander powder-1tsp

16.Garam masala- 1/2tsp

17.Tomatoes-4 puree

18.Green chillies

19.Water1cup

Kasoori methi-1tsp

Fresh coriander-handful

Method

1.  how to marinate and fry the paneer

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take the paneer
  2.  Add½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric,  ¼ tsp salt.
  3. mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. now heat 1 tbsp butter and marinated paneer.
  5. fry for a minute making sure all the sides are cooked well keep aside.

Gravy

1.In a non-stick pan dry roast the gram flour for a minute and keep it aside

 2. In a large pan heat 3tbsp butter and 2 tbsp oil.

3.Add Bay leaf, cardamom, 1inch cinnamon, cloves and cumin seeds, asafoetida and sauté the spices turn aromatic.

4. Add onion and sauté until the onions turn golden brown.

5. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes

6. Lower the flame and add the spices. Turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, garam flour roasted sauté for a minute.

7. Add tomato puree and sauté until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.

8.keeping the flame on low add one cup water.

9. Stir continuously until combined well and cook till the oil separates out from the mixture. Add green chillies and salt accordingly.

10. Add fried paneer and mix well. and simmer for 5 minutes or until the flavours are absorbed well.

11. Add 1tsp tsp kasuri methi,  and a tbsp of butter and coriander leaves

12., enjoy paneer masala recipe  with roti, naan or phulka.

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