When you go to a restaurant for a celebratory dinner, there is one dish which always finds a place in your order. It is the rich, creamy, Paneer Butter Masala. There aren’t many dishes that are popular with vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.
Everything about this desi delicacy is celebratory. The mild sweetness and tanginess from tomatoes and onions; richness of butter, cashew nuts and cream; combined with the subtle aromas from dry spices; married together by the aromatic kasuri methi and soft, yet crumbly texture of paneer – it’s pure, divine Indian food at its best!
Does Paneer Butter Masala always taste better at a restaurant? Not anymore!
Those who have tried cooking this dish at home would have realised that recreating the restaurant magic of this delicacy is not very easy. It’s one of those dishes that home kitchens have struggled to replicate. This take-it-easy recipe will help you produce a restaurant quality paneer butter masala at home, and you would have guessed it already – it is going to be super easy!
We’ll start by cooking onions and tomatoes with some basic spices and cashews. Next step is to puree this to a thick masala paste. We’ll then fry some fragrant spices in butter releasing a fantastic aroma. The pureed masala mix goes into this, followed by the paneer. Finish with a seasoning of kasuri methi, coriander leaves (cilantro), and a dash of cream. That’s about it. Isn’t that simple?
I enjoy paneer butter masala with Indian breads like naan, roti, or kulcha. My wife says Jeera rice is the best accompaniment.
Now you can also make restaurant style Paneer Butter Masala at home. Make it like a pro!! This recipe is all you will need!