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Paneer Butter Masala

By: Mariya chauhan of Modasa, IN


Filed in Main Dishes

Serves 4 people

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Enjoy this recipe. hotel jaisa taste ab ger pe.


  • 3 big tomatoes - pureed
  • 250 g paneer - cubed
  • 2 big onions
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp cashew nut paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp dhania powder (dry coriander powder)
  • 1/2 tsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tsp tandoori masala (optional for color)
  • 2 tsp garam masala powder
  • salt and lemon juice - to taste
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp fresh cream
  • fresh coriander - chopped for garnish


  1. Skin the onions and blanch them in hot water for 3 mins, then ouree them to form a paste. Do the same with tomaotes, unless you are using tomato puree directly.
  2. Take 1 tbsp of ghee, heat in a pan for 2 mins, the saute the paneer cubes in it till golden brown; Now take 1 cup hot water, add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder to it and immerse the paneer cubes in it for 10-12 mins. Then remove the pieces, drain them on a tissue paper and keep aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a pan, add the bay leaf and the cloves, then add the onion paste and saute till light-brown. Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for 3 minutes. Add chilli powder, followed by the cashew paste and fry for 5 mins.
  4. Add tomato puree, crushed kasuri methi,coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Stir and let it simmer for some time.
  5. Add the paneer cubes and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Add a small cup of water and let it cook on medium heat till you get the desired curry consistency. Remove from fire, stir in remaining butter and fresh cream.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve the paneer butter masala with any bread of your choice, pulao or simply jeera rice.

Latest Comments

By ankita on 5/25/2011 3:48:00 AM

I made this recipe and it tastes yummy..The best part is its easy to make..Thanks..

By chetanabhani on 12/4/2009 1:26:00 AM

it's looks yummy ya i will do hotel da jalasa ghar pe thnks chetan

By swati dhingra on 11/12/2009 6:01:00 AM

hi mariya will try yr paneer butter masala looks delicious.thanks.swati


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