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Paneer Butter Masala

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Paneer butter masala is one of the most popular side dishes eaten with roti, paratha, pulao or simple rice.
Paneer Butter Masala with Roti

Used since the age of Vedas, Paneer is the most basic and inescapable item of an Indian kitchen. Various recipes of paneer such as matar paneer, rajma paneer, paneer khurchan, paneer pav bhaji, paneer capsicum curry, palak paneer, tomato paneer, etc. have been cooked, tasted and relished in different parts of India from centuries.

Paneer Butter Masala is one of the most popular side dishes eaten with roti, paratha, pulao or simple rice. The rich makhani or tomato gravy along with fresh paneer cubes is exactly what you need to spice-up your meals. The milky chunks drenched in stimulating spices tickle your taste buds right from the first bite. If cooked well, it can very well be an alternative to non-vegetarian recipes, especially for the vegetarians.

Besides its sumptuous taste, it provides numerous health benefits too. Made from milk, paneer is endowed with the natural goodness of milk. Iron, calcium, protein, manganese, etc. are present in a surplus amount in Paneer.

Paneer Butter Masala with Roti

Butter makes the paneer taste more delectable and enhances the health benefits of this recipe as well. Rich nutrients and calories of butter get absorbed in paneer while it is fried in it.

If you can even consume one or two cubes of raw paneer, it will make your bones and teeth strong as it is rich in calcium. The presence of folate makes it rich in B-Complex vitamins that play an important role in producing RBCs in your blood.

Paneer Butter Masala is the best option for you if don’t like paneer much but don’t want to miss the nutrients provided by it either. You can simply grate the paneer and add it over delicious and buttery tomato gravy. Add some peas and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves on top. Experience the rich aroma and flavor of the hot curry. All these factors make this recipe worth giving a try!

Paneer Butter Masala with Roti
4.75 from 4 votes

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer butter masala is one of the most popular side dishes eaten with roti, paratha, pulao or simple rice.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: paneer

Ingredients

  • 200 g Paneer cubed
  • 2 cups Peas shelled, boiled
  • 4 nos Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds powdered
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 4 tsp Tamarind Extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Fresh Cream
  • 5 nos Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds powdered
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 6 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter to garnish

Instructions

  • Combine the ginger, green chillies, tamarind extract and tomato in a blender.
  • Blend to a puree and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan over medium flame.
  • Fry the paneer pieces with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Reserve.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the tomato puree and cook for a minute or two.
  • Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder.
  • Stir-fry until the oil starts to separate.
  • Reduce flame to low and cook.
  • Add the paneer pieces and pour 2 cups of water.
  • Add the green peas and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Simmer for a few minutes and remove from flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and butter.
  • Serve as a side dish with roti or naan.

This recipe of Paneer Butter Masala is without onions.

138 comments

Avatar of Joel Mishra
Joel Mishra July 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Looks excellent..

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sanjida June 27, 2013 - 2:10 am

yummi.. love the recipe

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AMIT DANGAICH May 30, 2013 - 11:12 am

excellent , i like very much

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AMIT DANGAICH May 30, 2013 - 11:10 am

excellent. i like paneer very much

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AMIT DANGAICH May 30, 2013 - 11:08 am

excellent , i like very much paneer item reci…

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priyam shukla April 13, 2013 - 11:49 pm

its very good and easy

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aditi March 11, 2013 - 8:50 am

it really very nice

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pia February 9, 2013 - 10:25 am

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kavitha mani September 23, 2012 - 1:09 pm

wow! very simple n tasty recipie

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kavitha mani September 23, 2012 - 1:07 pm

very simple n tasty recipie.

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saranya September 14, 2012 - 7:58 am

excellent

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sayantani das January 9, 2012 - 3:07 am

its quite easy 2 cook

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madhava rao November 27, 2011 - 4:05 am

very good

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pradeep rajan October 26, 2011 - 2:39 am

awesome taste more delicious…….

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pradeep rajan October 26, 2011 - 2:37 am

awesome taste more delicious…….

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priya September 11, 2011 - 8:48 am

excellent dish.

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manisha July 20, 2011 - 7:19 am

not so much good………

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kavin June 18, 2011 - 11:28 am

it was nice

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kavin June 18, 2011 - 11:26 am

nice

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sonal June 12, 2011 - 4:51 am

excellent……………my hubby n me just loved it…………………

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pramod wahane May 11, 2011 - 8:57 am

its awesome

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Nirupa April 5, 2011 - 1:09 am

Yummy!

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srimoyee January 8, 2011 - 5:02 am

bad

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richard December 28, 2010 - 7:38 am

great recepie thnx for sharing.Wish i could lose some weight as well.

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Shwetha Hegde December 30, 2010 - 4:07 am

Very Good

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payal December 27, 2010 - 3:11 am

I love this dish. Thanks for sharing

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Radha December 17, 2010 - 4:19 am

really it was too good my friends all are tasted they also said it is too good
really i liked it very much

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khyati November 24, 2010 - 12:19 pm

amazing what a recipe πŸ™‚

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khyati November 24, 2010 - 12:18 pm

what an amzing recipe just perfect πŸ™‚

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harika November 22, 2010 - 9:53 am

Really an awesome recipe…tastes better than the restaurant stuff.thanks a lot.

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srilakshmi November 21, 2010 - 11:54 pm

curry is very nice

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sindhujs4 November 16, 2010 - 1:29 pm

good

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maria November 16, 2010 - 6:00 am

excellent

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maria November 16, 2010 - 6:00 am

excellent

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maria November 16, 2010 - 5:59 am

goof

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sskdrn November 14, 2010 - 9:28 am

nice

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Avatar of Paresh
Paresh November 13, 2010 - 11:04 am

it is execllent.

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Avatar of sindhujs4
sindhujs4 November 10, 2010 - 12:45 pm

Its good

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Bharat Kumar November 5, 2010 - 1:14 pm

Its simple and owosome recipe every punjabi must try it……:)

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Avatar of mohd talha
mohd talha October 29, 2010 - 9:46 am

excellent dish

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Avatar of Awdhesh Sharma
Awdhesh Sharma October 14, 2010 - 1:00 am

Excellent!

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Irene miranda October 6, 2010 - 5:35 am

Too good. I love it.

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Harsha October 2, 2010 - 12:04 am

10/10

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poojaasawa September 29, 2010 - 12:02 am

good

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Savitha September 28, 2010 - 7:53 am

Good

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Aditi September 26, 2010 - 1:27 am

superb!! it was excellent!!

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Avatar of kavi
kavi September 20, 2010 - 12:14 pm

it came out excellent

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Avatar of Ranju
Ranju September 4, 2010 - 11:38 pm

Excellent

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Aarthi September 4, 2010 - 8:32 am

This is really excellent.. hahahaha πŸ™‚

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chaithravijay August 30, 2010 - 9:34 am

super…………………….i like it.

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Avatar of Madhangi
Madhangi August 25, 2010 - 4:31 am

good

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Avatar of Shoko Fuyummii
Shoko Fuyummii August 22, 2010 - 4:03 am

i was fantastic………..

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Shoko Fuyummii August 22, 2010 - 4:01 am

it was fantastic………..

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monica August 10, 2010 - 8:33 am

really good

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vasanth August 1, 2010 - 8:03 am

Very good recipie… I just read it and i can see it would make a great dish… thank u so much

once again thanks a lot.

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bineeta July 17, 2010 - 3:56 am

fabulous……..

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Avatar of Nupur Thavi
Nupur Thavi July 3, 2010 - 11:35 pm

I had made this recipe for my daughter birthday. All had great taste with it. Thank you so much.

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raniswami July 1, 2010 - 8:56 am

very good

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SHAMI June 29, 2010 - 11:12 am

good

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SHAMI June 29, 2010 - 11:10 am

EXCELLLLLLENT.I AM GOING TO TRY IT OUT FOR DINNER.

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saket June 25, 2010 - 12:11 pm

very good

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reshma June 24, 2010 - 4:11 am

nice receipe and easy to prepare at home, excellent taste

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Avatar of malini
malini June 6, 2010 - 10:14 am

it was too good

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mannnu June 6, 2010 - 1:20 am

its very tastyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Agent S June 2, 2010 - 7:06 am

good and tasty

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amy May 27, 2010 - 4:16 am

its very simple n tasty

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vanmathi May 11, 2010 - 4:57 am

its really good ,hereafter give more dishes regarding panner

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shambhu May 1, 2010 - 9:44 am

good

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anuradha May 1, 2010 - 6:49 am

good reciepe, tasty and easy to cook

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Avatar of Priyanka
Priyanka April 29, 2010 - 8:05 am

very good recipe but needs more butter

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poojanair April 16, 2010 - 1:03 pm

fine but seems a huge process

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gail April 13, 2010 - 2:01 am

good

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bimal kirti ghosh April 11, 2010 - 11:18 am

nice

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amit chahar become chef of india April 6, 2010 - 11:02 am

its very tasty dish ….i like it yaar

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Sukanya Roy April 4, 2010 - 4:24 am

Recipe was easy to make and good to eat.Should try this.

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Meena P April 2, 2010 - 8:35 am

Its good.

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Avatar of RAKHI D JAIN
RAKHI D JAIN March 22, 2010 - 6:06 am

very nice recipe i will try once and then i will say how it is in taste actuly

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RAKHI D JAIN March 22, 2010 - 6:06 am

very nice recipe i will try once and then i will say how it is in taste actuly

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yousuf March 7, 2010 - 4:17 am

butter paneer masala

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Avatar of madhu
madhu February 26, 2010 - 6:20 am

good

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shravya February 19, 2010 - 8:21 am

good

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Avatar of thuls
thuls February 15, 2010 - 11:52 pm

very nice recipe…really delicious..yummy

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Avatar of swati
swati February 14, 2010 - 5:01 am

its was xcellent item

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Avatar of R.Jayashree
R.Jayashree February 13, 2010 - 1:04 am

100% delicious

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Avatar of R.Jayashree
R.Jayashree February 13, 2010 - 1:03 am

tatsteful

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R.Jayashree February 13, 2010 - 1:01 am

I love paneer. So I liked it very much. I shall share this receipe with my family, relatives and friends

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sumitha February 10, 2010 - 3:37 am

superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

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anitha February 9, 2010 - 10:56 am

thankyou very much..this is my favourite dish..

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nirmala February 7, 2010 - 10:59 pm

its really gud

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preethi February 4, 2010 - 3:33 am

excellent

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lavanya February 4, 2010 - 1:43 am

its very tasty

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Pooja February 2, 2010 - 10:07 am

gr8

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priya February 1, 2010 - 4:04 am

Wow, it’s very tasty……..

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abhipsa January 25, 2010 - 10:06 pm

thanx for the excellent recipe

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Chinnu December 25, 2009 - 5:21 am

Wao…………:)

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Chinnu December 25, 2009 - 5:18 am

Wao…………:)

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harmoine December 15, 2009 - 3:57 am

superb!

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divya December 7, 2009 - 4:46 am

it’s very good

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Shruthi November 27, 2009 - 2:33 am

how convinient and easy thank you

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Avatar of Deepika
Deepika November 26, 2009 - 12:05 am

I tried the recipe and it tasted delicious….Thankyou for sharing the recipe with everyone…:-)

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Priyanka November 17, 2009 - 5:26 am

its great!!!!!!!!!!!

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Avatar of prathima.pothula
prathima.pothula November 16, 2009 - 9:33 pm

very nice to eat with butter nons or roti or fried rice

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Aditya November 13, 2009 - 3:35 am

it just best

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sashank November 1, 2009 - 1:08 am

very very good

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Sri October 29, 2009 - 4:47 am

Really good!!!!!

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S.K.RAMAN October 23, 2009 - 6:34 am

its very niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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faisal September 7, 2009 - 5:10 am

its a very delicious receipe

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prabhat August 22, 2009 - 1:58 pm

its wonderful… thanks

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Dinesh August 22, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Its a great recipe.. it came out really well.. thanks.. πŸ™‚

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kamlesh August 16, 2009 - 12:56 am

it very excellent recipe

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Shakila Srinivasan August 15, 2009 - 8:17 am

its great.

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Geetanjali August 13, 2009 - 10:46 am

verry good

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sushree August 10, 2009 - 9:10 am

i just love paneer

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Sneha August 4, 2009 - 11:45 pm

Hame pata thi pehle se

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Kanu August 10, 2009 - 2:52 am

To aapne share kyun nahi ki

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sumitra August 4, 2009 - 6:20 am

terrific

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bhavani July 27, 2009 - 6:21 am

simply superb

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mini July 26, 2009 - 1:33 pm

very good…

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teddydally July 13, 2009 - 8:07 am

it is superb

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kavita July 13, 2009 - 12:11 am

its very nice & delicious……thank u

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thenmozhianbu July 7, 2009 - 5:38 am

its very nice &tasty.

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Vijaylakshmi June 29, 2009 - 8:42 am

I’m a 19 yr old girl.I tried the recipe and it tasted delicious….Thankyou for sharing the recipe with everyone…:-)

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priyanka June 8, 2009 - 7:11 am

it is execellent recipe from a good cook to all the left ones. thanks for sharing it with us.

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swagata May 10, 2009 - 1:04 am

its tasty….

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Divya April 30, 2009 - 2:03 am

Very good.. πŸ™‚

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Divya April 30, 2009 - 2:01 am

It is a very good recipie.. thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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Divya April 30, 2009 - 2:00 am

Very good recipie… I just read it and i can see it would make a great dish… thank u so much….

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latha April 3, 2009 - 8:26 pm

it is very simple and good

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vishala March 24, 2009 - 6:07 am

its really good to taste

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preeti March 13, 2009 - 1:43 am

it is very excellent

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preeti March 13, 2009 - 1:42 am

i willlove to make it

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amutha March 5, 2009 - 7:29 am

though i didn’t have the garam masala.. it still turned out great

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swapnapriya February 17, 2009 - 8:48 am

its hot guru…

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Deepa December 26, 2008 - 1:48 am

Excellent nothing more.

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Deepa December 26, 2008 - 1:47 am

Thank you very much for the recipe, this is one of my favorate food.

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moni December 3, 2008 - 5:58 am

it came out excellent

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akanksha September 5, 2009 - 11:09 am

it really very very good

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krista July 14, 2010 - 5:14 am

owosome receipe. thank you for this receipe.

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