firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf and saute until the spices turn aromatic.
add ½ onion and saute until the onions turn golden brown.
further keeping the flame on low, add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder and ¾ tsp salt. saute until the spices turn aromatic.
now add in prepared onion tomato paste and cook well.
cover and cook until the paste is well cooked separating oil.
now add in marinated paneer and mix well.
add water as required and just the consistency.
cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the oil separates.
further add 2 tbsp cream, 2 tbsp coriander and ¼ tsp garam masala. mix well.
now prepare the tempering, by heating 2 tsp oil add 2 clove garlic.
saute until the garlic turns golden brown. add ¼ tsp chilli powder and mix well.
finally, pour the tempering over the curry and enjoy garlic paneer curry with roti.