by Tarla Dalal
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Though just a tablespoon, the butter gets a status equal to the paneer in this recipe as you can guess from the name of Paneer Makhanwala. This is because frying the spice powders and tomato-onion puree in butter gives this dish its unique, intensely rich flavour. At each stage, make sure you sauté the ingredients for the prescribed time and no less than that, so that you get a rich aroma. The paneer has to be really soft and succulent to get the best outcome from this recipe. Enjoy it hot with Pulaos Rotis or Puris .
- Combine the tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger and 1 cup of water in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely. Once cooled blend in a mixer till smooth. Keep aside.
- Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the dried fenugreek and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the prepared tomato-onion mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the paneer, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot with parathas.
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