• prep: 10 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 40 min
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  • Summary

    a paneer butter masala recipe that will give you one of the best paneer butter masala. this paneer butter masala recipe is an easy recipe and yields a mildly spiced, creamy, tangy and lightly sweet delicious restaurant style paneer butter masala. if allergic to dairy or vegan, then substitute tofu for paneer or add steamed mix vegetables or sautéed mushrooms instead. also skip cream altogether or use coconut cream and use oil instead of butter. 

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons cashew OR 18 to 20 cashews
    • ⅓ cup hot water (for soaking cashews)
    • 4 to 5 medium size tomatoes (OR 300 grams tomatoes OR 2 cups of diced tomatoes - pureed)
    • 2 tablespoons butter (OR 1 tablespoon oil + 1 or 2 tablespoons butter)
    • 1 tej patta ((indian bay leaf))
    • 1 inch ginger (adrak) and 3 to 4 garlic (lahsun) (- crushed or ground in a mortar and pestle)
    • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder (OR deghi mirch)
    • 1.5 cups water (OR add as required)
    • 1 inch ginger (adrak) - julienned, (reserve a few for garnishing)
    • 1 or 2 green chili (hari mirch) (- slit (reserve a few for garnishing))
    • 200 to 250 grams paneer (cottage cheese) (- cubed or diced)
    • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi ((dry fenugreek leaves))
    • ½ to 1 teaspoon garam masala (OR tandoori masala)
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons cream (- optional)
    • a few coriander leaves (cilantro leaves or dhania patta) for garnishing (- optional)
    • ¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar (- optional)
    • salt as required - check notes below for adding sugar

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 409 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 40.5%
    • Saturated Fat: 16 g 79.98%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 85 mg 28.17%
    • Sodium: 355 mg 14.78%
    • Calcium: 378 mg 37.78%
    • Potassium: 317 mg 9.06%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 29.08%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 26 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.98%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 18 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 27.22%
    • Vitamin C 35.2%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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