Friday, March 11, 2011

Paneer/Tofu Butter Masala

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Ingredients
1 large onion finely chopped
2 cups finely chopped juicy tomato/canned tomatoes
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp grated garlic
3/4 cup paneer
1/2-1 cup plain yogurt
1/4-1/2 cup ground almonds
2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp of powdered cinnamon and cloves
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
6-7 tbsp butter/oil
Cardamom powder as per taste
Few dry bay leaves-optional
Salt as per taste

Method
Mix almond paste,yogurt,dry spices,ginger,garlic paste,tomatoes and salt in a bowl and stir to blend well all the ingredients.Heat oil in a deep pan and add the onions and bay leaves.Cook the onions with just enough salt for the onions and stir cook till it turns golden/roasted.Add the the wet contents and stir cook for about 10 mins-add water if necessary,till the raw smell goes away.Use a hand blender and blend the gravy.Add fried paneer and chopped coriander leaves to the gravy and cook to blend well.Cook for few more mins.Garnish with coriander leaves.Enjoy with hot rotis/parathas or rice.

Note:Soft Tofu can be replaced with paneer if preferred fry them in some oil and add them in the end.
Alternatively add ginger garlic and the dry spices along with the onions and then add the wet mixture.

39 comments:

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Today me too made this today for oru dinner with tofu..Same pinch...

I used the firm tofu...I hardly used soft tofu becos of the texture and sacred they would break in these dishes.......

Tempting dish...

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.. looks so beautiful and delicious.. amazing job !!

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Butter masala looks yummy...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a beautiful and rich color dear :)

Nancy and Vijay said...

Hey Pushpa..it looks very yummy. It must be paneer Friday, I too posted a paneer recipe. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Gayu said...

Wow! Love the colors..Looks so sumptuous!!

Gayu
http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

Swathi said...

Healthy masala, looks awesome.

The Foodie said...

This is one of my fav restaurant dish..looks so yum.

Jaisy James said...

wow looks so yummy dear

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

i will make this with tofu for sure.. lovely and creamy butter paneer :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

adding tofu sounds very healthy and i like ur version of masala

Priya Sreeram said...

looks finger-licking good pushpa !

Paaka Shaale said...

The curry looks brilliant Pushpa!!! What colour :)

Archana said...

Lovely recipe. Must try it out soon.
Thanks for sharing.

divya said...

looks delicious and delicious...

Suman Singh said...

Delicious and tempting paneer masala.

Harika's Kitchen said...

Yummy tofu. Looks creamy and perfect with parathas and rice.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Tofu is definitely a healthy alternative to paneer.. Looks yummy..
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Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looking paneer delicious

Biny Anoop said...

wow dat looks amazing dear.....love it

Sushma Mallya said...

Love the colour, so rich and lovely, YUM!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

paneer curries are always welcome...Looks delicious

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

sojo said...

looks gorgeous, delicious, tempting and definitely worth trying the recipe out.... GOOD WORK!!!!

Priya said...

Thats an elegant and damn tempting butter masala,inviting..

Sowmya said...

Delicious side-dish, spicy and rich!


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Suja Sugathan said...

Creamy and delicious..rich gravy,makes me hungry.

women-wisdom.com said...

Awesome tempting masala. I am used with grinding cashews in place of almonds. I will try out yours.

Hamsamlini Chandrasekaran,
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Vidhya said...

The butter masala looks so delicious.Liked this twist of the traditional recipe.

Kairali sisters said...

Wow taht looks creamy rich and delicoius pushpa, i am a big fan of tofu :)

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...this tofu recipe looks absolutely fab....loved your space....happy to follow u ! do visit mine whenever you have time :-)

sowmya said...

This looks super yummy i wanna grab some.. :)

Sarah Naveen said...

nice prep..looks so delicious..

aipi said...

Yum yum yum..a classic ..loved your version!


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Mrs K said...

This is so yummy,Pushpa. Love the color and I can vouch for anything cooked with ground almonds& cream,it almost never goes wrong and tastes super too:)!!!!

Krishnaveni said...

rich dish, tempting and yummy

kothiyavunu.com said...

rich, creamy masala..just love it!!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Healthy and delicious recipe!

S.Menaga said...

colourful n inviting butter masala!!

Ambreen said...

Looks fabulous ... so rich & creamy! I've got an award for you in my blog! Please come by and pick it up :)

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