Paneer Butter Masala | How to make Paneer Butter Masala

By Pavithira Vijay  |  20th Jan 2016  |  
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  • Paneer Butter Masala, How to make Paneer Butter Masala
Paneer Butter Masalaby Pavithira Vijay
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    30

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  • Serves

    2

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About Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

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

Paneer Butter Masala is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Pavithira Vijay teaches how to make Paneer Butter Masala step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Paneer Butter Masala in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 2 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Paneer Butter Masala at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Paneer Butter Masala takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Paneer Butter Masala is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Paneer Butter Masala is a good option for you. The flavour of Paneer Butter Masala is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Paneer Butter Masala and impress your family and friends.

Paneer Butter Masala

Ingredients to make 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

How to make Paneer Butter Masala

  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.

Reviews for Paneer Butter Masala (42)

kritika tiwaria month ago

Plez 10 logo k hisab se ingredients bata dijiye 4 persons ki to bahut achi bani thi
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Reena Chaudhary3 months ago

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Deepti Basand rai
12 days ago
very tempting

Arindam Chowdhury7 months ago

It was yum
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Haya Kiran8 months ago

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Manisha Singh8 months ago

Will try this today
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Haneef Hannu9 months ago

Thanks for steps...nd ingredients
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Sangram Bhandirge10 months ago

Thanks for this recipe
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sneha acharyaa year ago

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Shipra Bhandaria year ago

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Mehala Chandrasekarana year ago

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

it's yummy so I 'll try
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siddiqua haneefa year ago

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Somya Kumara year ago

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Pavitra Puvvadaa year ago

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Dipti Pandeya year ago

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Punyatoya Mohantya year ago

mastt
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Hamida Khana year ago

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Sony Chhabraa year ago

seems too easy to be made I will try it
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Meghana Soptea year ago

tasty
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Usha Singha year ago

yummy
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Anupama Kumaria year ago

one of my most fav dish ever! cooked beautifully here :)
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Namita Guptaa year ago

too yummy
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Falguni patel2 years ago

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Tikuli Dogra2 years ago

Yummy! This looks amazing.
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Patel Sejal2 years ago

Nice recipie.... :ramen::ramen::fork_and_knife:
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SOWJANYA NALAJALA2 years ago

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Tanushree Bhardwaj2 years ago

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Kanika Agrawal2 years ago

nice recipie ...
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Sunitha Ramesh2 years ago

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Mofida Begum2 years ago

awesome recipie.
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Bk Yogita Vaidya2 years ago

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jiya Singh2 years ago

Nice recip
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Manju Vaddi2 years ago

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eshita aggarwal2 years ago

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Kamal Bhatti2 years ago

wow! it's so easy
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Pushpa Pathak2 years ago

very nice n easy recipe
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Punam Kumari2 years ago

This recipe is nice
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nirmala devi2 years ago

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