Paneer Butter Masala is an all time favorite North Indian dish. In this recipe, the Paneer is mixed in a creamy tomato based curry and best served with any Indian bread. The paneer is an excellent vegetarian protein source and is filled with calcium and selenium.
For the paste,
Heat 1 tsp oil in a fresh kadhai. Add 1/4th cup diced onion and sauté till golden brown.
Add 3 whole red dry chillies, 1 tbsp cashew, 1/4th cup diced tomato and let it cook for a while.
Remove from flame and cool it down.
Transfer in a mixer and grind the mixture into a paste. Keep aside.
For the gravy,
Melt 1.5 tsp butter in a kadhai.
add 1/4th tsp red chilli powder, onion paste, water and mix it well.
Now add 1/4th tsp garam masala powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well.
Cover and cook for a while.
Add a little water, 1 tbsp fresh cream and 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves and mix.
Finally add 1/4th cup paneer cubes and stir till the gravy coats the paneer well.
Pour in a clean bowl and serve hot.