Paneer Butter Masala

Restaurant / dhaba style delicious North Indian main course vegetable Paneer Butter Masala. Paneer Butter Masala is also known as Paneer Makhanwala where fresh paneer pieces are cooked in Indian spices. Today I am sharing a very simple, quick and authentic vegetarian Paneer recipe to make at home- Paneer Butter Masala.

Panner Butter Masala

Preparation Tme: 10 Mins

Cook Time: 25 Mins

Serve: 4 People

Type: Main Course/ Gravy


For Gravy:

  • 1 tbsp Oil.
  • 2 green cardamoms or elaichi
  • 2 Onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 10-12 cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Sambar masala
  • 1 tbsp Pav Bhaji masala
  • 1 tbsp Mix masala / Garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder

Whole Spices (skip if you don’t have):

  • 1 small bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 inch cinnamon piece (dalchini)
  • 2 green cardamom (elaichi)
  • 2 to 3 cloves (laung)

For Paneer Butter Masala:

  • 1/2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Coriander, finely chopped
  • Water as required
  • 250 gms Paneer
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder (optional, for colour)
  • 1/2 tbsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)

Method of Preparation:

Gravy Preparation:

  • Lets prepare masala.
  • In a mixer grinder add chopped tomatoes, onions, cashews, sugar, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, sambar masala, pav bhaji masala & mix masala.
  • Add bay leaf (tej patta) cinnamon piece (dalchini), cardamom (elaichi) and cloves (laung)
  • Grind everything to a smooth paste.
  • The masala paste is ready.

How to prepare Paneer Butter Masala:

  • In a pan, heat some oil and butter. Let the butter melt.
  • Now add the masala paste, coriander leaves and saute everything for some time.
  • Add little water if required and mix it well.
  • When the gravy starts releasing oil & butter from the sides of pan then it indicates that the gravy is ready!
  • So lets stir this and then add some water.
  • Now add the Paneer pieces and mix well. ( You can also add fry Panner in it but directly adding gives better taste).
  • Add some salt and mix everything well.
  • Cover it with a lid and let the gravy cook for 5-10 mins, so that Paneer can cooked nicely.
  • Add kasuri methi and again cook for few minutes.
  • Switch off the flame. Paneer Butter Masala is ready.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves and butter.

Serving Suggestions:

It is best serve with Jeera Rice or any rice , Roti, Naan, Chapati, Paratha.

Paneer Butter Masala

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Let's Cook says:

    This is my favourite

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Latika Sagar says:

      Dear Tina,

      Thank you for going through…..
      This is one of my favourites too…

      By Latika Sagar

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Let's Cook says:

        Thank you dear 🤗

        Liked by 2 people

  2. ragnarsbhut says:

    This does look tasty.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Latika Sagar says:

      Thank you for stopping by and lovely comment 😊

      Liked by 2 people

      1. ragnarsbhut says:

        Feel free to drop some comments on my blog also.

        Liked by 2 people

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