Paneer Butter Masala | How to make Paneer Butter Masala

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ByPavithira Vijay
Created on 20th Jan 2016
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  • 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.

Paneer Butter Masala is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Punjabi. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Paneer Butter Masala is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Paneer Butter Masala at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 10 minute for the preparation and 30 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Paneer Butter Masala by Pavithira Vijay in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Paneer Butter Masala at your home without any difficulties. Paneer Butter Masala is one of the representative dishes of Punjabi which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves2People
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 (40)

Arindam Chowdhury4 months ago
It was yum
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Haya Kiran4 months ago
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Manisha Singh4 months ago
Will try this today
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Haneef Hannu5 months ago
Thanks for steps...nd ingredients
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Sangram Bhandirge7 months ago
Thanks for this recipe
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sneha acharya7 months ago
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Shipra Bhandari7 months ago
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Mehala Chandrasekaran8 months 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 Fernandes8 months ago
it's yummy so I 'll try
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siddiqua haneef8 months ago
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Somya Kumar9 months ago
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Bhavna Nijampurkar9 months ago
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Pavitra Puvvada10 months ago
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Indranee Majumder Adhikari10 months ago
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Shruthi Sandeepa 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 patela year ago
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Tikuli Dograa year ago
Yummy! This looks amazing.
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Patel Sejala year ago
Nice recipie.... :ramen::ramen::fork_and_knife:
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SOWJANYA NALAJALAa year ago
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Tanushree Bhardwaja year ago
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Kanika Agrawala year ago
nice recipie ...
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Sunitha Ramesha year ago
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Mofida Beguma year ago
awesome recipie.
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Bk Yogita Vaidyaa year ago
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jiya Singha year ago
Nice recip
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Manju Vaddia year ago
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eshita aggarwala year ago
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Kamal Bhattia year ago
wow! it's so easy
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Pushpa Pathaka year 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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