Monday, November 8, 2010

Butter paneer masala (yellow curry)

Ingredients :

1. Paneer (cut into cubes of 1 inch size) - 200 gms
2. Onion (paste)- 2 medium size
3. Tomato (paste) - 1 large
4. Cashew nuts (paste) - 10 to 15
5. Green chilly(paste)- 2
6. Grated paneer- 1 cup
7. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
8. Salt to taste
9. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
10. Ginger-1 inch stick cut into small pieces
11. Garlic- 5 large cloves cut into small pieces
12. Cinnamon (green)- 2 to 3
13. Clove- 3
14. Curd- 3 tsp
15. Jeera-1 tsp
16. Garam masala- 1 tsp
17. Sugar- 1 tsp
18. Oil- 3 tsp
19. Butter- 1 tsp
20. Coriander leaf

Procedure :

First heat the oil in a deep bottom pan and fry the paneer cubes until they turn golden brown in color. Remove them and add jeera to the oil. When the jeera will start spluttering add the ginger, garlic, cinnamon and clove pieces and fry for 2 mins. Now add all the pastes and cover it for few minutes so that the paste becomes thick. Add all the masala powder (except garam masala) and stir it. Add curd and grated paneer and a little water and cook it for 4 to 5 minutes. Now add the fried paneer pieces to it and mix it well, let the gravy becomes thick then add butter and garam masala and remove it from the gas. Decorate the dish with chopped coriander leaf.

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