One of the most popular Indian curries is paneer butter masala. A thin, crisp brown sauce that is thick enough to coat the meat, is typically spread on thin cuts of meat like chicken, lamb, or pork. The word “paneer” means “in this pan,” so this dish literally means “on this pan.” This delicious recipe has gone from one generation to another, and in today’s Indian kitchen is a must try.
This tasty dish is a combination of several different flavors. Basically, it is a recipe for danger, which is a pastry that has butter in its structure. Although cancer is commonly associated with India, the British also produce and enjoy this delicious pastry. Basically, cancer is very easy to prepare at home, all you have to do is add lemon juice and beaten egg to boiled milk, and strain into a pastry shell. In case you desire to DIY, you could hop online over to my blog for more tips on how to Make Paneer in the Kitchen.
One of the key ingredients of this recipe is the yogurt. You can substitute yogurt with any type of yogurt that you like, but using yogurt that has plain Greek yoghurt in it will give it the tangy flavor you are looking for. Fenugreek leaves can also be used in this recipe. You can use either the fresh or dried fenugreek leaves, depending on your preferences. If using fenugreek leaves, you may need to soak them overnight in water, however you should rinse and squeeze out the leaves before preparing the yogurt.
To make a complete vegetarian version of this curry, omit the yogurt and add the Fenugreek leaves along with tofu and pantry. Start off by cooking the pantry till it becomes tender, add a little bit of oil if needed, and then fry the tofu and pantry separately. Once the pankri are cooked, add the tofu and continue to simmer until the tofu and pantry are completely cooked. At this point, you would have added the key ingredient of this curry, the yogurt, and had completed your creamy and flavorful curry recipe!
To finish off this recipe, simply mix in a pinch of turmeric and coriander leaves into the drained yogurt and let it soak for about 10 minutes before finishing off with a dash of paprika. Then, in a non stick frying pan, heat enough oil so that the paneer bubbles don’t rise. Add the pantry and tofu and cook, stirring often. When done, drizzle over the paprika and tomatoes, cover for about 20 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse the entire pan. Serve hot, with the yogurt and fried paneer or curry as the ultimate comfort food.
This delicious recipe is very similar to the restaurant version, except that we substitute paper for tofu. Although the recipe is originally from the Indian subcontinent, many restaurants now serve it all around the world. A good substitution for tofu is clarified in the ingredients section as we suggest adding appropriate amounts of spices for the specific type of curry powder you may be using. If this is the first time you have tried this recipe, be sure to take note of the various kinds of spices used in this recipe and use them wisely to bring out the true flavor of this dish. Try different variations of this Indian curry with varying spices and see what combinations you like the best.