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Friday, April 22, 2011

Healthy Paneer Butter Masala( without butter and cream)

Ingredients
Paneer cubed-350gms
Onion medium chopped-1
Hunt's Tomato puree-1can
Ginger and Garlic paste-1tbsp
Kasuri methi crushed-1tsp
Red chili powder-2tsp
Coriander powder-2tsp
Cumin powder-1tsp
Sugar-1/4tsp
Salt required
Whole milk-1cup
Red food color-pinch( optional)
Oil-5tbsp


Method 
Shallow fry the paneer cubes in oil to golden brown color and set aside. 
Heat oil in a sauce pan, when hot add the onions and ginger and garlic paste and fry till the onions turn brown. Add the kasuri methi, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, sugar and required salt to the onion and fry until the raw smell of the masala powder leaves and oil separates on the sides of pan. Remove the pan from heat and allow mixture to cool. In a blender or mixer grinder add the onion mixture and tomato puree and grind to smooth sauce. Return pan to heat, add the ground sauce to the pan and boil, add food coloring if required and check the seasoning. Finally add the whole milk to the sauce and fried paneer cubes. Boil the gravy for another 5 mins until the gravy is thick and creamy. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Paneer( Butter) Masala with Jeera Rice or Chappati. 

9 comments:

R said...

wow this is such an innovative recipe, guilt free indulgence :)

Pushpa said...

Colorful and yummy.

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful delicious curry

Raji said...

Paneer butter masala minus the butter sounds to good...would love to dig in this lovely dish.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Looks so tempting...and healthy...

Priya said...

Wat a guilt free wonderful looking paneer butter masala,delicious!

Shama Nagarajan said...

colourful masala dear

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely recipe.. thanks for sharing !!
Indian Cuisine

meeso said...

That looks really tasty for being diet conscious! :)