Paneer Butter Masala | How to make Paneer Butter Masala

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By Pavithira Vijay
Created on 20th Jan 2016
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  • 40 reviews
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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.

  • 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 Chowdhury2 months ago
It was yum
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Haya Kiran2 months ago
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Manisha Singh2 months ago
Will try this today
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Haneef Hannu3 months ago
Thanks for steps...nd ingredients
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Sangram Bhandirge5 months ago
Thanks for this recipe
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sneha acharya5 months ago
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Shipra Bhandari5 months ago
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Mehala Chandrasekaran6 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 Fernandes6 months ago
it's yummy so I 'll try
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siddiqua haneef6 months ago
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Somya Kumar7 months ago
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Bhavna Nijampurkar8 months ago
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snigdha jha8 months ago
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Pavitra Puvvada8 months ago
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Indranee Majumder Adhikari9 months ago
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Shruthi Sandeep9 months ago
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Dipti Pandey10 months ago
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Punyatoya Mohanty10 months ago
mastt
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Hamida Khan10 months 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 Kumaria year ago
This recipe is nice
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nirmala devia year ago
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