February 9, 2018

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe | Paneer Makhani Recipe

paneer butter masala | paneer makhani - a traditional Punjabi recipe with step by step instructions.

Paneer Butter Masala
paneer butter masala is an easy to make and hit recipe for your family and friends gatherings. it is one of the most popular Indian vegetarian recipe made widely at home and served in restaurants as well.

paneer butter masala is cooked in butter and onion tomato gravy and creaminess is added with cashew nuts and fresh cream.

you can add the paneer pieces without sauteing as it is, but I usually prefer sauteed ones for any of my paneer recipes. it is best served with roti, naan, rice and pulaos.

other paneer recipes on this blog are:

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala

Author: Razina | Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Main
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Yield: 3-4 servings 


  • 200 grams paneer or cottage cheese, cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 2 medium onion, grounded to paste
  • 2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
  • 10 cashew nuts, grounded to paste
  • 2 medium tomatoes, pureed
  • 1-2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed kasoori methi
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cream

Directions for making paneer butter masala recipe

1. Heat little oil in a pan and saute the paneer cubes. Remove and keep aside. This step is optional.

2. Heat butter and oil in a kadhai and add cumin seeds, green cardamom,bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon stick and red chilli. Saute for few seconds.

3. Add grounded onion and stir fry for a minute.

4. Add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell disappears.

5. Add cashew nut paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.

6. Add pureed tomato, green chillies, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt. Cook till oil separates.

7. Add sauteed paneer and mix. Add half cup of water, cover and simmer for five minutes. 

8. Sprinkle kasoori methi and give a light mix. Remove from heat and mix in the fresh cream.

9. Your paneer butter masala is ready. Serve hot with roti, naan, rice or pulaos.

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