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Simple Paneer Butter [email protected]

Sivasakthi Murali
10 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Simple Paneer Butter [email protected] RECIPE

A quick and easy restuarant style Paneer Butter Masala @ home

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Indian
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. onion - 2
  2. tomato puree - 1 cup
  3. ginger garlic paste -1
  4. paneer - 200 grams
  5. cashew nuts -2 tbsp
  6. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  7. coriander powder - 2 tsp
  8. chilli Powder - 3/4 tsp
  9. turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tsp
  10. Butter- 2 tbsp + Oil-1 tbsp
  11. cinnamon -1 inch piece
  12. Cloves- 2
  13. cardamom -1
  14. Kasuri Methi -3/4 tsp (dry fenugreek leaves)
  15. salt as required


  1. Soak 2 tbsp of cashew nuts in hot water for 15 minutes and grind it to a paste.
  2. Remove the skin, chop the onion into 4 pieces and boil them in water for 10 minutes. Drain the water completely and grind it to a paste.
  3. put the tomatoes in boiling water and close it. After 10 minutes, drain the water, remove the skin and puree the tomatoes.
  4. Cut paneer into cubes and shallow fry them in oil and keep aside.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp oil, add cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, when it splutters, add onion paste and saute till it becomes golden brown, then add ginger garlic paste and saute for some more time.
  6. Then add cashew nut paste and saute nicely for a few minutes till the raw smell goes.
  7. Then add tomato puree and all the spice powder mentioned under spice powder.
  8. Cook until the raw smell of the tomato goes and it starts leaving oil.
  9. Add the paneer cubes to the cooked tomato paste.
  10. Add 3/4 cup of water, needed salt, kasuri methi and coriander leaves. Simmer and cook for a few minutes. You can adjust the consistency as per your personal preferences.
  11. Garnish with fresh cream (I used amul cream) and serve hot with pulao or roti or chapati.

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Tanzeb Gadawala   May-19-2016


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