Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala, Indian Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

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One of the first items that we all tend to look for in a restaurant menu, the Paneer Butter Masala fits all descriptions - classic, all-time favourite, droolworthy, best of the best!

Yes, this restaurant-style Punjabi gravy is a necessary addition to your culinary skillset, and it is quite easy and quick too.

Paneer Butter Masala is a classic Indian recipe of cottage cheese in a rich and spicy tomato gravy. You can also make a Jain version without onion or garlic. Paneer Butter Masala is best had with parathas or phulkas. As it simmers in your kitchen, the aroma fills the house and brings the family to the table at once!

Try other recipes like Badami Paneer or Baingan Bharta.

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Paneer Butter Masala recipe - How to make Paneer Butter Masala

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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2 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
1/4 cup onion cubes
2 tbsp butter

To Be Ground To A Paste
1 cup chopped onions
25 of ginger (adrak)
6 to 7 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)

Other Ingredients
1 tsp chilli powder
2 cups fresh tomato pulp
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the ground paste and cook till it is light brown in colour.
  2. Add the chilli powder and tomato pulp and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the cumin seed powder, garam masala and ½ cup of water and cook for some time till the oil separates from the masala. Keep aside.
  4. In another pan, melt the butter, add the fenugreek seeds and onions and cook till the onions are lightly browned.
  5. Add this to the tomato gravy, along with the honey, milk, cream, paneer and salt and allow it to come to a boil.
  6. Serve hot with rotis or parathas.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Approximately 4 large tomatoes yield 2 cups tomato pulp.

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy476 cal
Protein15.3 g
Carbohydrates22.2 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat36.2 g
Cholesterol17 mg
Sodium73.8 mg

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Paneer Butter Masala, Indian Paneer Butter Masala Recipe
 on 04 Nov 17 06:16 PM

its so yummy everyone liked it
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Nikita, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked it. Happy Cooking !!
06 Nov 17 08:25 AM
Paneer Butter Masala, Indian Paneer Butter Masala Recipe
 on 07 Sep 16 02:52 AM

A very good main course dish. The taste and looks are both appealing and texture of gravy is very rich. It was a delicacy of the party when served. Extraordinary !!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Monika, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked it. Happy Cooking !!
07 Sep 16 09:19 AM
Paneer Butter Masala ( Paneer )
 on 29 Dec 15 11:05 PM

Amazing recipe! I also added a pinch of kasuri methi gave a good aroma. Great taste ....Everyone liked it.
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Foodie #606698    Kasuri methi is essential.
19 Feb 16 09:50 AM