My 100th post - Paneer butter masala

I'm happy to write my 100th post on my blog today. Thanks a ton from the bottom of my heart to each and everyone who visit my website! It's because of your motivation and encouragement i keep going on and on in the short span of time. I started my personl food blog under the name "shobiskitchen" in June 03, 2017 and it's been a wonderful experience as i get to explore the minute details of web design and blogging as such.

Today, as it marks my 100th blog post, I will share my all time favourite vegetarian recipe. It's the paneer butter masala :) Hope you will like it and try it at your kitchen too!



Ingredients:

1 big onion, roughly chopped
1 big tomato, roughly chopped
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp corinader powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 cup of fresh home made paneer cubes
1 bay leaf
3-4 cloves
1 green cardamom
1 inch cinnamon stick
2 tbsp fresh cream
1 tsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
2 tbsp butter
10-12 cashews, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes.



How to make paneer butter masala:

1. In a pan, add roughly chopped onions and saute till they become translucent.















2. Then add roughly chopped tomatoes and saute till they become mushy.



3. Add soaked cashews, red chilli powder, coriander powder, sugar, salt and garam masala.



4. Cook the masala nicely till the ingredients come together. Let it cool.



5. Transfer to a mixer or food processor once cooled down, grind it to smooth paste and keep it ready.



6. In a heavy bottomed pan or preferably a non-stick pan, heat 2 tbsp of butter.



7. Then add the spices viz., cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and green cardamom. Saute for a minute or so.



8. Add ground masala to the pan. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes. Since we have cooked the masala thoroughly before grinding, no need to cook it for longer time now.



9. Then add home made fresh paneer cubes. Simmer for another 3-4 minutes.





10. Add kasuri methi and fresh cream. Switch off the flame.



11. Serve the paneer butter masala with roti or jeera rice or any vegetable pulav. Hope your family likes it!



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