Paneer butter masala recipe


Paneer butter masala recipe | paneer makhani | butter paneer recipe with detailed photo  recipe. a popular and super-rich creamy north indian or punjabi curry made with cottage cheese. it is a vegetarian alternative to the famous butter chicken where paneer is replaced with chicken cubes. it is a premium curry ideally served with choice of indian flatbread or even with choice or rice recipes like jeera rice and ghee rice.I



1 tsp butter

1 tsp oil

1 onion, sliced

1 inch ginger

3 clove garlic

2 tomato, chopped

10 cashew / kaju


2 tbsp butter

2 pods cardamom

1 bay leaf

¼ tsp turmeric

1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder

¼ tsp garam masala

¼ tsp cumin powder

1 cup water

½ tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp cream

20 cubes paneer / cottage cheese

2 tbsp coriander, chopped

½ tsp kasuri methi, crushed

¼ tsp garam masala


firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp oil.

saute 1 onion, 1 inch ginger and 3 clove garlic until it shrinks slightly.

now add 2 tomato and 10 cashew for a minute.

cover and cook for 10 minutes or until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.

cool completely and transfer to the blender.

blend to smooth paste adding water if required.

in a kadai heat 2 tbsp butter and saute 2 pods cardamom and 1 bay leaf.

keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and ¼ tsp cumin powder.

saute until the spices turn aromatic without burning.

add in prepared onion tomato paste and saute well.

saute until oil separates from sides.

further add 1 cup water, ½ tsp sugar and 1 tsp salt.

mix well adjusting consistency as required.

also, add 2 tbsp cream and mix well.

now add 20 cubes of paneer and mix gently.

cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until flavours are absorbed.

further add 2 tbsp coriander, ½ tsp kasuri methi and ¼ tsp garam masala. mix well.

finally, enjoy paneer butter masala with roti or naan.


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