Paneer Butter Masala

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Very Good based on 127 Ratings

Listed in : Vegetarian , Vegetarian Fast Foods , Vegetarian Gravy , Vegetarian Sidedish , Kids , Must Try , Kids Dinner , Vegetarian Lunch , Vegetarian Dinner

Paneer Butter Masala is a dish of soft chunky paneer dunked in a thick rich creamy tomato gravy. It is a super delicious vegetarian dish.


Servings: 4 Preparation time:
  • Ingredients:
  • Paneer, Panner Paneer 400gm
  • Onions, Raw, Onion Onion (Paste) 4 tbsp (blanched and pureed)
  • Tomato Puree, Tomato puree: 1 cup (blanched and pureed)
  • Whipped Cream, Fresh Cream Cream: 200gm.
  • Cashew Nuts Dry Roasted, Without Salt Added, Kaju, Fried Cashew nuts (paste) 4 tbsp.
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, Ginger paste: 1 tsp.
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, Garlic paste: 1 tsp.
  • Butter, Butter: 4 tbsp.
  • Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil, Cooking Oil: 1tbsp.
  • Whole garam masala:
  • Cardamom Powder, Cardamom Pd, Choti Elaichi, Cardamom, Cardamon, Elachi 3 cardamom,
  • Cloves, Ground, Clove, Lavang 6 cloves,
  • Cinnamon, Ground, Cinamon, Dalchini, Cinnamon Powder, Cinnamon Sticks 2 cinamon (sticks),
  • Bay Leaf, Tej Patta 2 bay leaves.
  • Fenugreek Seed, Kasuri Methi, Kasoori Methi Dried, Menthya, Vendayam, Menthulu,uluva Kasoori methi: 2 tsp (crushed).
  • Salt, Common Salt, Rock Salt, Table Salt Salt (to taste)
  • Granulated Sugar, White sugar (to taste)
  • Spice Powder:
  • Turmeric, Ground,powder, Haldi, Nitu Didi turmeric powder Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp.
  • Red Chili Powder, Paprika, Deggi Mirch, Red Chilli Powder, Red Chilly, Red Ch (Kashmiri) red chili powder: 2 tsp.
  • Dhania Powder , Coriander Powder, Corriander Powder, NITU DIDIS CORIANDER POWDER, Coriander Pd Coriander powder: 2 tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder, NITU DIDIs garam masala powder Garam masala: 1/2 tsp.
  • For garnishing:
  • Coriander leaves: (1 stick finely chopped.)
  • Whipped Cream, Fresh Cream Fresh cream: 1 tbsp.
  • Butter: (1 cube.)

Instructions (Preparation Steps):

  • Method:
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.
  • Fry the paneer pieces til they are golden brown in color. Soak them in warm water so that they become soft.
  • Now heat 3 tbsp butter with oil in a kadhai.
  • Add whole garam masalas.
  • When it crackles, add boiled onion paste, ginger and garlic paste. Saute it for 1 -2 minutes until its’ raw smell go out.
  • Now add turmeric Powder, kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder. Saute the spices well for 1 minute. At the same time we also add salt and sugar.
  • Add tomato paste and mix it with masalas. Cook on high flame til oil leaves the masala.
  • Add cream and kasoori methi. Stir well. Cover the pan and cook over low flame for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add water if required.
  • Put the soaked paneer pieces. Cover it again so that the juice of the gravy can get inside the paneer keep it on simmer for 2-3 minutes. Finally add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Garnish it with fresh cream and butter.
  • Serve hot with Indian bread or rice.

Cook's Tip:
Avoid the use of butter. If it is essential to use, use a butter containing low saturated fat or with plant stanols (which avoid absorption of cholesterol by our body) or similar substitutes.
1 bay leaf equals ¼ teaspoon crushed.
Add cardamom peels to the tea canister, instead of throwing them away. It will lend a very subtle flavour of cardamom to every cup of tea you brew!


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  • Good
    229 days ago
    I tried this hubby loved this dish...thank u vvv much
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    303 days ago
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    458 days ago
    ???? ??????
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    467 days ago
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    472 days ago
    its truely eatable
  • Good
    474 days ago
    Its really good . Its worth trying.
  • Poor
    544 days ago
    very bad
  • Very Good
    553 days ago
    Just amazingly awesome. Loved it πŸ‘πŸ™‚
  • Very Good
    708 days ago
    Came out really well thanks for the recipe!
  • Good
    753 days ago
  • Good
    764 days ago
    i have cooked it for 4-5 times came out amazing every time but a little bit more sweet
  • Average
    769 days ago
    good recipie
  • Good
    876 days ago
    very tasty
  • Good
    876 days ago
    Comes out well
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    907 days ago
  • Good
    923 days ago
    The dish turned out Amazing.. a little lesson spicy but delicious
  • Average
    925 days ago
    too much tasty mja aa gya
  • Very Good
    929 days ago
    Nice recipe. Turned out exactly as in the picture : )
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    973 days ago
  • Good
    981 days ago
    The dish came out well , everyone loved it
  • Very Good
    982 days ago
    ultimate....even beginners can also excel in cooking....thanks
  • Good
    984 days ago
    Super tasty
  • Very Good
    1005 days ago
    superb thank you
  • Very Good
    1064 days ago
    Tried this recipe out today and it came out excellent! Thankyou so much for sharing your recipe!
  • Very Good
    1071 days ago
    Superb.. My hubby loved it.. Thanks for sharing the recipe..
  • Very Good
    1083 days ago
    simply ausm
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    1101 days ago
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    1101 days ago
    Superb!!!! It came out well! !!
  • Good
    1115 days ago
    nice. ....looks awesome. ...
  • Average
    1116 days ago
    its a good reciepie
  • Good
    1125 days ago
    the dish seems really good!
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    1129 days ago
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    1144 days ago
    Really yummy
  • Very Good
    1144 days ago
    Amazing taste.Came out very well.Tasted like restaurant.
  • Very Good
    1175 days ago
    oh my god!
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    1178 days ago
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    1190 days ago
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    1199 days ago
    yummy...gr8 recipe
  • Good
    1200 days ago
    luking both beautiful ...
  • Very Good
    1217 days ago
    hi.....made this recipe yest and simply loveed it.... real simple n very tasty.... thank u for sharing....
  • Very Good
    1246 days ago
    Hav made it many a times for my family tasty as always but this time I got d most special compliment ..frm smeone special..thanks to u for d recipe
  • Very Good
    1262 days ago
    Suuuuppppeeeerrrrbbb taste.. It was awesome, my family luvd it. Thnks a ton!!
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    1301 days ago
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    1320 days ago
    I tried this recipe and came out really well, it was delicious
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    1329 days ago
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    1344 days ago
    Totally delicious!!!!
  • Very Good
    1345 days ago
    well explained and was easy to follow.
  • Very Good
    1351 days ago
    amaaaaazing! turned out so good!
  • Poor
    1379 days ago
  • Very Good
    1379 days ago
    yummmy i tried this n comes out with good taste...i follow d recipe...mere husband ka fav hai paneer n unko bahut pasand aaya...yh butter paneer masala....
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