How to make paneer butter masala

Paneer butter masala belongs to the North Indian cuisine. It is the most delicious and famous paneer recipe which is made by adding paneer cubes to silky smooth greavy. This restaurant style paneer butter masala recipe tastes best with naan or kulcha and serves as a perfect dining option. The greavy has a very balanced taste and a very creamy texture. This mouthwatering recipe will surely make you crave for that extra chapati Or naan.

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Introduction
Ingredients
Step by step recipe with images
Tips and Tricks
Healthier version
Recipe card

Introduction

This yummy recipe is made by adding paneer cubes to onion, garlic and tomato greavy, which is further made more creamier by adding cashew nuts and fresh cream. This greavy is prepared in butter and desi ghee which gives it a very rich and authentic flavour and aroma. You can toss the paneer cubes if you want but I don’t like doing it in case of paneer butter masala as it makes the paneer cubes hard and chewy. So If you are craving for something super delicious, give this recipe a try and please don’t forget to share your reviews in the comments section below.

Ingredients


Onions – 4 medium sized
Tomatoes- 3 medium sized
Green chillies-4 to 5
Garlic – 8 to 10 cloves
Ginger- 1 inch
Gota masala. (Khada masala) -1 each
Cardamom- 2 cardamoms
Cashew nuts- 4 to 5
Char magaz- 1 tablespoon
Cottage cheese- 300 grams
Desi ghee- 1 tablespoon
Refined oil- 2 to 3 tablespoon
Butter – 3 tablespoon
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tablespoon
Red chilli powder- 1/4 tablespoon
Cumin powder- 1/2 tablespoon
Coriander powder- 1/2 tablespoon
Sugar- 1 tablespoon
Kasturi methi- 1/2 tablespoon
Salt- as per taste
Fresh cream- 2 to 3 tablespoon
Honey- 2 tablespoon

Step by step recipe with images


1) Roughly chop the tomatoes and onions. Peel off the garlic cloves.


2) Heat a pan with 3 tablespoon of refined oil.


3) Add the khada masala to it. Saute it for a minute.

4) Add the chopped onions to it.


5) Now add the chillies and garlic cloves to it.


6) Saute it for 4 to 5 minutes until it turns Golden brown.


7) Now add the chopped tomatoes to it.


8) Add a tablespoon of char magaz to it.


9) Add 3 to 4 cashew nuts to it.


10) Cook on medium high flame for 5 minutes.


11) Add 1/2 cup water to it.


12) Cover it well and Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.


13) Saute it until water evaporates and it turns soft and mushy.


14)Now transfer it to a bowl and let it cool down.


15) Now transfer it to a mixer jar and blend it into a smooth paste.


16) Now finely chop the ginger and garlic and slit the green chillies.


17) Now heat a pan with 3 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of ghee.


18) Now add the chopped ginger, garlic and chillies to it. Cook well until it turns golden brown and aromatic.


19) Turn the flame to medium high. Now add the blended puree to it.


20) Add 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder to it.


21)Add 1/4 tablespoon of red chilli powder to it.


22) Add 1/2 tablespoon of cumin powder to it.


23) Add 1/2 tablespoon of coriander powder to it.


24) Cook it well until oil seperates.


25) Now add a tablespoon of sugar to it.


26) Add salt as per taste.


27) Add 1/2 tablespoon kasturi methi to it.


28) Finally add 3 tablespoon fresh cream to it.


29) Stir and mix it well.


30) Add required amount of water to get perfect consistency.


31) Add 2 tablespoon honey to it.


32) Mix everything well and cook for a minute on medium high flame.

33) Now dice the paneer cubes evenly.


34) Finally add the diced paneer slices to it and mix well.


35) Your yummy paneer butter masala is ready to be served with naan or tandoori roti. Tastes best when served hot.

Tips and Tricks


1) The masala must be soft and mushy before blending.
2) The masala must be blended evenly into a smooth paste.
3) Before adding the puree turn the flame to medium high.
4) Add required amount of water to get a semi thick greavy.
5) Don’t overcook after adding the paneer as it will harden it and make it chewy.

Healthier version


1) You can skip using cream and use half cup milk instead.
2) You can totally skip using sugar and add 2 extra spoons of honey in it.

Recipe card

Paneer butter masala

Paneer butter masala

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • Onions – 4 medium sized
  • Tomatoes- 3 medium sized
  • Green chillies-4 to 5
  • Garlic – 8 to 10 cloves
  • Ginger- 1 inch
  • Gota masala. (Khada masala) -1 each
  • Cardamom- 2 cardamoms
  • Cashew nuts- 4 to 5
  • Char magaz- 1 tablespoon
  • Cottage cheese- 300 grams
  • Desi ghee- 1 tablespoon
  • Refined oil- 2 to 3 tablespoon
  • Butter – 3 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder- 1/4 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Sugar- 1 tablespoon
  • Kasturi methi- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Fresh cream- 2 to 3 tablespoon
  • Honey- 2 tablespoon

Instructions
 

Paneer butter masala

  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and onions. Peel off the garlic cloves.
  • Heat a pan with 3 tablespoon of refined oil.
  • Add the khada masala to it. Saute it for a minute.
  • Add the chopped onions to it.
  •  Now add the chillies and garlic cloves to it.
  •  Saute it for 4 to 5 minutes until it turns Golden brown.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes to it.
  • Add a tablespoon of char magaz to it.
  •  Add 3 to 4 cashew nuts to it.
  • Cook on medium high flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to it.
  •  Cover it well and Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
  •  Saute it until water evaporates and it turns soft and mushy.
  • Now transfer it to a bowl and let it cool down.
  • Now transfer it to a mixer jar and blend it into a smooth paste.
  • Now finely chop the ginger and garlic and slit the green chillies.
  • Now heat a pan with 3 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of ghee.
  • Now add the chopped ginger, garlic and chillies to it. Cook well until it turns golden brown and aromatic.
  • Turn the flame to medium high. Now add the blended puree to it.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder to it.
  • Add 1/4 tablespoon of red chilli powder to it.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of cumin powder to it.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of coriander powder to it.
  •  Cook it well until oil seperates.
  • Now add a tablespoon of sugar to it.
  • Add salt as per taste.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon kasturi methi to it.
  • Finally add 3 tablespoon fresh cream to it.
  •  Stir and mix it well.
  • Add required amount of water to get perfect consistency.
  •  Add 2 tablespoon honey to it.
  • Mix everything well and cook for a minute on medium high flame.
  •  Now dice the paneer cubes evenly.
  • Finally add the diced paneer slices to it and mix well.
  •  Your yummy paneer butter masala is ready to be served with naan or tandoori roti. Tastes best when served hot.
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