Pasta Butter Masala

red lentil pasta in indian masala
Ingredients for masala: 
  • 2 medium size onions roughly chopped. 
  •  3 medium size tomatoes roughly chopped.
  • 2 tsp Ginger-Garlic finely chopped.
  • 7-8 cashew nuts.
  • 1 chopped green chili
  • 1/2 cup water.

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Other ingredients: 
  • 1/2 pack Naturally yours gluten free red lentil pasta 
  • 1-2 tbsp oil/butter
  • 1/2 cup Paneer cut into desired shape.
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-2 big cardamom
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2cup heavy milk cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt to taste.
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

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Instructions
  1. In a pressure cooker add ingredients for masala & cook until 3-4 pressures.
  2. Switch of the flame, let it cool down for few minutes then blend it in a blender or mixer and make a smooth paste, keep aside.
  3. Now boil the red lentil pasta as per the instructions given on the pack.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, big cardamom & bay leaves.
  5. Now add the prepared puree & mix it well, stir it for 2 minutes.
  6. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder, salt & mix well, cook it for a few minutes or until the oil separates. 
  7. Add cream, mix it well & bring it to the boil. Then add milk to dilute & stir it continuously. Add more milk or water if the gravy is thick.
  8. Add paneer cubes(you can even fry them ), crushed kasuri methi, pasta & cook for 3-4 minutes more.
  9. Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander leaves. 

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