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15 Mins Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Radhika
Quick & easy paneer butter masala that gets done in just 15 mins. You can make this either in pressure cooker on stove top or in an Instant Pot.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • Paneer - 200 gms cubed
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Milk or water - 1/4 cup
  • Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Butter or oil - 2 tbsp

Grind to a paste:

  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 3
  • Green chili - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
  • Cashew nuts - 8 to 10



Instructions
 

  • Take all the ingredients mentioned under "Grind to a paste" in a mixer jar.
  • Grind to a smooth paste without adding water. If too thick, then add just 2 to 3 tbsp water.

Stovetop Pressure Cooker Method:

  • To a pressure cooker, add butter or oil. Add bay leaf, Paneer cubes, ground paste, red chilli powder, sugar, kasuri methi, milk, salt and give a mix.
  • Close with lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles over medium flame. After the pressure gets released on its own, open the lid and mix well. Transfer to the serving bowl and serve garnished with a dollop of cream on top and coriander leaves.

Instant Pot Method:

  • Turn on the Instant Pot in "saute" mode. Add butter or oil, bay leaf, paneer cubes, ground paste, red chilli powder, sugar, kasuri methi, milk, salt and give a mix.
  • Cancel the "Saute" mode and switch to "Manual - High" mode and set the time for 4 mins. Close with lid and make sure the 'Vent' is in 'Closed' position.
  • Once the cooking is complete and finishes off with the beep sound, wait for natural pressure release (npr). Open the lid and mix well to combine. Transfer to the serving bowl and serve garnished with a dollop of cream on top and coriander leaves.

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