Jain Butter Paneer Masala

Jain Butter Paneer Masala| Butter Paneer Masala without onion and garlic

What is Jain Butter Paneer Masala?

Jain Butter Paneer Masala is cottage cheese cubes cooked in absolutely rich, velvety and delicious gravy with flavors of fenugreek leaves, the richness of nuts and cream. Generally, onion and garlic are added while preparing butter paneer masala. However, there are times, such as festivals or fasting days when we avoid onion and garlic. This Jain Butter Paneer Masala recipe is perfect for those times and also for the times when we cannot eat onion garlic because this recipe is just PERFECT!

Let’s talk about ingredients for Jain Butter Paneer Masala

-Paneer: Any paneer preparation calls for fresh and soft yet firm paneer. Try homemade paneer and be sorted!

-Gravy: We are taking away onion and garlic from butter paneer masala but we can’t take away the richness and creaminess for which we love it. So we are using nuts and a little cream to maintain the standard of butter paneer masala recipe. Apart from that tomato puree has been used as the main ingredient for butter paneer masala.

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How To Make Butter Paneer Masala

1. Make a paste of cashews and melon seeds : Soak 2 tbsp melon seeds and 1/4 cup cashews in warm water for 15 minutes. Strain away water, add in a grinder and make a smooth paste.

Jain Butter Paneer Masala

2. Saute red chili powder and Kasuri methi powder : Heat 1 tsp oil. Add 2 tbsp butter. Add 2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder and 1 tsp Kasuri methi powder. Cook for 30 seconds.

Jain Butter Paneer Masala

3. Cook paste and tomato puree : Add prepared paste. Cook on low flame till oil oozes. Add 2 large pureed tomatoes. Cook till oil oozes.

Tips: Recently when I made this recipe, after this stage I transferred the gravy to a grinding jar and made an absolutely fine paste. This gave a better texture.

Jain Butter Paneer Masala

4. Add cream and water : Add 2 tbsp heavy cream and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add 1 cup water and let it simmer.

Jain Butter Paneer Masala

5. Add salt, sugar and paneer and cook : Add salt to taste. Add 1 tsp sugar (optional). Check seasoning and consistency. Add 250 g paneer cubes and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Jain Butter Paneer Masala

6. Bon appetit : Garnish with Kasuri methi. Serve jain butter paneer masala with butter naan.

Jain Butter Paneer Masala

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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