Paneer Butter Masala | How to make Paneer Butter Masalaby Pavithira VijayCreated on 20th Jan 2016

  • Paneer Butter Masala, How to make Paneer Butter Masala
Paneer Butter Masalaby Pavithira Vijay
  • Paneer Butter Masala | How to make Paneer Butter Masala (648 likes)

  • By Pavithira Vijay
    Created on 20th Jan 2016

About Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer cooked in a tangy and spicy tomato based gravy and finished with fresh cream.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves2People
Paneer Butter Masala


  • 225 grams paneer (cottage Cheese)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 Green Cardamom
  • 2 Mace
  • 1 medium Onion (ground and made into paste)
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 - 4 medium tomatoes (pureed)
  • 6 - 7 Cashews (soaked and ground)
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (or as per taste)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • salt as needed
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp Crushed Kasuri Methi
  • 1 - 2 tbsp Fresh Cream


  1. Grease a pan with butter and shallow fry the paneer block until golden spots appear and paneer turns soft. Flip it and do the same for the other side, Cut into small cubes and keep aside until needed.
  2. In the same pan add more butter and some oil and once butter melts, add cardamom, cloves and mace. Then add the onion paste and ginger-garlic paste and start sauteing.
  3. Once the onion paste is sauted well and starts turning golden brown, add the tomato puree.
  4. Close and cook for 2 - 3 minutes and then add tthe spice powders (except garam masala).
  5. Cook until the tomato is completely cooked and shrinks to a paste and starts leaving oil.
  6. Then add a cup of water and let it come to a boil.
  7. Add cashew paste, stir well and cook for another 3 - 4 minutes.
  8. Add sugar and sprinkle garam masala, add crushed Kasuri methi and stir well.
  9. Throw in the shallow fried paneer pieces and allow them to absorb the flavors for 3 - 4 minutes on med - low flame.
  10. Then keep on low flame and add cream and give a stir. After 2 minutes turn off stove.
  11. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with some more cream and serve.
My Tip: You can also replace cashew paste with almond paste or melon seeds paste. Sugar balances the taste and acidity of tomatoes. Shallow frying paneer is optional, you can even deep fry it but I absolutely do not prefer it. Or just soak the paneer in warm water till you prepare the sauce. That's the ideal way.
  • Manisha Singh13 days ago

    Will try this today

  • Sangram Bhandirge3 months ago

    Thanks for this recipe

  • sneha acharya3 months ago

    it's really tasty

  • Pavithira Vijay4 months ago

    THanks for your feedback Mehala

  • Mehala Chandrasekaran4 months ago

    Hi, it really came out very tasty with the garam masala.. looks awesome and taste way beyond that. Thanks a lot!!

  • Pavithira Vijay4 months ago

    THanks everyone for your valuable feedback and comments.

  • Bemvinda Fernandes4 months ago

    it's yummy so I 'll try

  • jiya Singh7 months ago


  • snigdha jha7 months ago

    gud and I m going o try this for dinner

  • Shruthi Sandeep7 months ago

    nice ..

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  • Hamida Khan8 months ago

    absolutely very yummy

  • Sony Chhabra10 months ago

    seems too easy to be made I will try it

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  • Anupama Kumari10 months ago

    one of my most fav dish ever! cooked beautifully here :)

  • Namita Gupta10 months ago

    too yummy

  • Falguni patela year ago

    it's yummy, I cooked it.

  • Tiku Tiikulia year ago

    Yummy! This looks amazing.

  • Patel Sejala year ago

    Nice recipie.... :ramen: :ramen: :fork_and_knife:

  • Kanika Agrawala year ago

    nice recipie ...

  • Mofida Beguma year ago

    awesome recipie.

  • jiya Singha year ago

    Nice recip

  • eshita aggarwala year ago

    seriously it's super osm recipe.. the flavour of mace is remarkable.. I m loving the dish..

  • Kamal Bhattia year ago

    wow! it's so easy

  • Pushpa Pathaka year ago

    very nice n easy recipe

  • Punam Kumaria year ago

    This recipe is nice