I have been craving a substantial dinner lately despite the hot and humid weather we are currently experiencing in Ontario. Having a taste for something spicy and Indian, I could resist the block of paneer cheese in the refrigerator no longer and transformed it into one of my favorite classic paneer dishes, paneer butter masala or "shahi paneer". Punjabi in origin, tender lightly fried paneer cheese cubes are smothered in a rich spicy tomato, butter and cream gravy. A staple on the menu at most Indian restaurants, along with mattar paneer, this is very easy to prepare at home.
Serve with lightly buttered basmati rice or an Indian flatbread for a taste of India.
|Shahi Paneer (Butter Paneer Masala)|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on July 8, 2008
Simple but rich and delicious curry of fried tender paneer cheese pieces simmered in a spiced tomato, butter and cream sauce