Travel in Mexico to the land of the Maya

Mexico embodies a spicy and fiery passion for la vida, a bit as her chiles, jalapeƱos and tequila. This spirit is found everywhere, in art, music, history and culture, but also in the way Mexicans enjoy a sense of everyday life. Being contaminated by their wonderful way of being and to discover the attractions of the country is an experience not to be missed, one of those that cannot be missed in the list of winners of globetrotters.

It's difficult to decide to book a trip to Mexico and then not be fascinated, with an amazing feeling and a unique experience that is hard to describe. Yes we are talking about the places, the wonderful sunny beaches, the warm friendly people as also of the cultural wealth and the well known historical aura surrounding this land is to be discovered.

We are of course referring to the Maya and the Aztecs, two populations that have really left their mark permanently in our human history. For completeness sake we will say that the first inhabitants of Me…

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe Restaurant Style

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala is soft chunky Indian cottage cheese cubes dunked in a thick rich creamy tomato based gravy, a delicious Punjabi dish also known as Paneer Makhani, Indian side dish, is one of the most popular vegetarian curries in Indian cuisine which can be prepared for any party or special guests, a favorite of most kids, is full flavoured, has lots of texture and is very satisfying regardless of whether you are a vegetarian or not.

The Paneer Butter masala is a flat Indian based curry, cooked in a pan in which pieces of cottage cheese paneer cubes, similar to Paneer tikka, are served together with a delicate, creamy sauce spiced color orange at base of tomato, cream and masala. The origins of Paneer Butter masala are currently the subject of dispute. The oldest claim is linked to the emperors of the Moghul Empire as early creators of the dish, however, other claims indicate as the birthplace of the dish in Punjab.

Several surveys have revealed that Paneer Butter masala is one of the most popular dishes served in restaurants in India, where it is called India's true national dish. The Paneer Butter masala is as a preparation very similar to paneer tikka, but unlike the latter, the paneer pieces are served together with a sauce made ​​of masala literally mixture of spices, or the curry Indian.

There is no single recipe for this dish because, as several studies have confirmed this finding over 48 different ways to prepare it, the only fixed ingredient is the paneer. The masala sauce is usually prepared with tomatoes, reduced or gone to mush, cream , or alternatively cream of coconut, and various spices. Are then added food coloring or tomato sauce or various spices dyes, such as turmeric or paprika powder, to obtain the typical orange coloration. However, some variants of the dish replace, the meat of chicken, lamb, fish or cheese paneer.

Prep Time: 30 mins ♥ Cook Time: 50 mins ♥ Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition facts per 100 gms: 180 calories, 4.6 grams fat


3 cups paneer cottage cheese cubes
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tbsp cashew
1 cup milk
1 cup fresh cream
2 tomatoes
1 green chili, slit
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 onion
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 cup green peas
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp red chili powder
1 bay leaf
A few coriander leaves
Salt and sugar to taste

Recipe Method

Heat oil and butter in a pan. Add bay leaf, ginger-garlic paste, onions and fry till the oil become fragrant. Add the tomato puree and stir well. Add red chili powder, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds. Saute till the oil starts to leave the sides of the tomato paste.

Add cashew paste. Saute cashew paste till oil begins to leave the sides of the masala paste. Add water and simmer on a low flame.

Add green chilies, salt and sugar and simmer till the curry begins to thicken. Add the paneer cubes along with the peas, honey, milk, cream, and cook them for 15 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with plain naan, garlic naan, rotis or steamed basmati or jeera rice.

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