Saturday, 13 February 2016

paneer butter masala recipe – no onion no garlic recipe

paneer spread masala formula without onion and garlic. paneer is one fixing that is enjoyed by us thus i do make numerous dishes with it. the paneer spread masala formula i make is refreshing at home and the formula posted on the online journal has been attempted and tried my numerous perusers. 

so i considered sharing a no onion no garlic paneer spread masala as well. by and large onions are not added to paneer margarine masala sauce. the garlic included the type of garlic glue, contributes towards the general kind of the dish. here we have utilized asafoetida to mirror the garlic flavor and some entire flavors. 

to make any margarine masala or makhani sauce, you require tomatoes. what's more, the tomatoes must be ready, red with a mellow sweetness. abstain from utilizing tomatoes which are harsh or "khatta" as we bring in hindi. the sauce gets to be harsh and expansion of sugar does not help much. this spread masala sauce is not substantial or rich as i have not utilized cream and included less cashews. in the event that you need you can include cream. i have said the extents in the formula directions and step insightful pics underneath. 

you can make this formula amid navratri skipping so as to fast the asafoetida, garam masala powder, kasuri methi and including rock salt rather than normal salt.

paneer butter masala recipe below

PREP TIME:  20 mins     COOK TIME:  30 mins     TOTAL TIME:  50 mins
paneer butter masala recipe without onion and garlic.
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)

for tomato puree:
  • 4 medium tomatoes or 300 grams or 2 cups diced tomatoes, pureed
for cashew paste:
  • 15 to 18 cashews, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
  • 3 to 4 tbsp water for grinding cashew
whole spices:
  • 1 tejpatta/indian bay leaf
  • 2 to 3 cloves
  • ½ inch cinnamon
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 single strand of mace
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing
other ingredients:
  • 200 to 250 grams paneer/cottage cheese
  • 2 to 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder or deghi mirch
  • 1.25 cups water or add as required
  • ½ tsp ginger paste or ½ inch ginger crushed to a paste in mortar-pestle
  • 1 green chili, slit
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves, crushed
  • 1 to 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves/dhania patta
  • 2 tbsp low fat cream (optional)
  • ¼ to 1 tsp sugar, add as per taste and depending on the sourness of the tomatoes
  • salt as required

preparing cashew paste:
  1. soak 12 to 15 cashews in a hot water for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. then drain and add the soaked cashews in a blender or grinder.
  3. add 2 to 3 tbsp water and grind to a smooth paste.
  4. remove the cashew paste and keep aside.
preparing tomato puree:
  1. in the same blender add chopped tomatoes.
  2. blend to a smooth tomato puree. keep aside.
preparing the butter masala gravy:
  1. now heat 2 to 3 tbsp butter in a pan or kadai.
  2. allow the butter to melt.
  3. then add the whole spices mentioned above in the ingredient list.
  4. saute the spices till they become fragrant.
  5. add ginger paste and saute the ginger paste till the raw aroma of ginger goes away.
  6. add the prepared tomato puree. stir very well and simmer for 3 minutes.
  7. then add 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder.
  8. stir and saute the tomato paste till you see fat releasing from the sides and top.
  9. then add the cashew paste.
  10. begin to stir and mix the cashew paste very well with the tomato paste. continue to saute on a low to medium flame, till you see specks of fat on the sides or on the top.
  11. then add water and stir very well.
  12. bring the gravy to a boil and then add ginger julienne and slit green chilies.
  13. season with salt. check the taste and add sugar as required. i added ¼ tsp sugar. you can add from ¼ tsp to 1 tsp depending on sourness or 'khatas' of the tomatoes.
  14. when the gravy thickens a bit and you see fat specks on the top, then add paneer cubes. simmer for a minute.
  15. now add crushed kasuri methi and garam masala powder. at this step, if you want you can add 2 to 3 tbsp of low fat cream or 1 to 2 tbsp of whipping cream.
  16. stir and switch off the flame.
  17. garnish this no onion no garlic paneer butter masala with chopped coriander leaves and serve with chapatis, rotis, steamed rice or jeera rice.

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