Paneer Butter Masala

4 Jan

Paneer Butter Masala.

Paneer butter masala is another high calorie North Indian curry made with lots of butter. Onion is browned and made into smooth paste. Gravy is prepared with onion paste and couple of powdered spices. Paneer is chopped into small cubes and added to the gravy as a finally stem. At last paneer butter masala is garnished with butter and cilantro.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Paneer Butter Masala.


Paneer (Cubed) 1 Cup
Tomato 1 (optional)
Green Chiles 2 (optional)
Onions 2 Medium
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Cashews 5
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Butter 2 tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Kasuri Methi 1/2 tsp
Fresh Cream 1/2 tsp
Cilantro few Sprigs

Method of preparation:

Peel and slice the onion.
Wash and roughly chop the tomato.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chiles.
Grind the tomato and green chiles into smooth paste.
Grind the cashews into smooth paste with enough water.
Wash and finely chop cilantro.

Heat half of butter and oil in a pan, add onion and fry till light golden brown in color.
Remove from heat, cool the onion to room temperature and grind it into fine paste.

Heat remaining butter and oil in a pan, add ginger garlic paste.
Fry for few seconds, add ground onion paste, cashew paste, red chili powder and coriander powder.
Fry for few more seconds, add tomato puree, kasuri methi, and salt.
Cook on medium flame till the gravy thickens a bit, then add cream.
Finally stir in garam masala, paneer and simmer for a minute or two.
Garnish with cilantro and serve paneer butter masala with any Indian flat bread.
Notes: Make sure not to overcook once the paneer has been added.

Suggestions: Vary the consistency of the gravy with water.
Variations: Alternatively, you can also boil the onion in water for around 8 minutes and then make it into a paste. Paneer cubes can also be deep fried before adding to the gravy.
Other Names: Paneer Butter Masala, Butter Paneer Masala.

33 Responses to “Paneer Butter Masala”

  1. Ranjna January 9, 2010 at 5:06 am #

    excellent and mouth watering recepie. Ihave tried it and was appreciated for my culnary skills.

  2. kiruba January 11, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    not bad…..

  3. Kush Harpalani January 14, 2010 at 4:51 am #

    Very tasty,very healthy

  4. sulochana rao January 25, 2010 at 2:17 am #

    Hello tried paneer butter masala tasted yum thanks a lot for the wonderful recipes

  5. namrata goel February 9, 2010 at 5:11 am #

    it was………………………………………………………….
    i mean lajawab

  6. nazima February 20, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    hmmmm…yummy,its tasty wth roti n friedrice.thanks.

  7. nazima February 20, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    hmmmm……yummmy,it is tasty wth roti n fried rice.thanks.

  8. Aiswarya February 28, 2010 at 2:08 am #

    its very tastey. thank you for the recipe

  9. suchi March 2, 2010 at 5:01 am #

    thk”s rajii.your recipes is very nice and very usefull

  10. rachnamalik March 3, 2010 at 2:36 am #

    i iove paneer recipes.plese give me more paneer recipes.

  11. charusri March 16, 2010 at 5:25 am #

    its really yummy.especially with fried rice/jeera rice
    thank you

  12. priya March 19, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    i love very much paneer recipes.pls send me the lot of new recipes and some rice recipes also

  13. Raji March 19, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    thanks for the lovely comments guys. glad you guys liked the recipe and thx for trying it out.

  14. deepsikha nayak July 3, 2010 at 1:44 am #

    its very yummy thanks a lot for the receipe

  15. Swetha July 29, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    wonderful gravy. Pls share all the panner recipe u knw

  16. Raji July 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    thx guys
    will try to post more paneer recipes

  17. amit bohra August 16, 2010 at 1:16 am #

    itz very yummy i like dish,pls post more recipe on paneer

  18. minu November 3, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    awesum raji its yummmmmyyyyy

  19. najumunissa November 12, 2010 at 7:11 am #

    i can just say that it was totally rocking my mom n nani just loved it n so me . guys pls sent something more interesting thanks a lot

  20. badarinath December 9, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    its very yummy thanks a lot for the recipe

  21. gayatri December 11, 2010 at 2:24 am #

    very very tssty dish 2 make,serve and 8.healthy too, with delicious nd attractive presentation

  22. aarti February 15, 2011 at 11:41 am #


  23. neethu rawariya April 8, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    its very delicious, yummy curry n plz share veg khadai n paneer related recipes n i loved thiz gravy…………………

  24. sandhya April 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    i have tried it very tasty and thanks to you

  25. DEEPTI SAHAY June 6, 2011 at 2:59 am #

    Now i can make my paneer butter masala better than earlier.

  26. Rekha verma June 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    this is a great taste of india

  27. chandu December 1, 2011 at 4:15 am #

    yah excellent taste

  28. divya das January 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    yummy recipe…hoping 4 more paneer recipes

  29. afshan March 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Neva thot veg foodz sch a fun to make n sch a delicacy 2 taste raji…. Tnx raji for these mouth watering recipes. M completely over whelmed……

  30. arapripal March 14, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    very nice recipes. please share some andhra pachadis. thankx.

  31. Suranjita July 3, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    Its so delicious….yummmy

  32. muskaan September 18, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    itz really very tasty n yummmmmmy i love paneer alot . itz very tasty with rotis n rotis n rotis.

  33. manisha September 24, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    delicious food i luv paneer

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