Paneer Butter Masala


Paneer Butter Masala

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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.

Paneer Butter Masala recipe - How to make Paneer Butter Masala

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients
Method
    Method
  1. Heat ½ tbsp of butter and oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions, cloves, cardamom and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the cashewnuts, coriander powder and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Switch of the flame and cool slightly, transfer to a mixer, add ¼ cup of water and blend till smooth. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the remaining 2 tbsp of butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the bayleaf, ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the tomato-onion purée, milk, kashmiri red chilli powder, garam masala and salt mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the fresh cream and dried fenugreek leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 30 seconds, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the paneer, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy476 cal
Protein15.3 g
Carbohydrates22.2 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat36.2 g
Cholesterol17 mg
Sodium73.8 mg

Reviews

Paneer Butter Masala
 on 01 Apr 19 07:54 AM
5

Paneer Butter Masala
 on 26 Feb 19 05:33 PM
5

delicious recipe... just loved it ma’am
Tarla Dalal
05 Mar 19 02:44 PM
   Hello, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it. Happy cooking !!
Paneer Butter Masala, Indian Paneer Butter Masala Recipe
 on 04 Nov 17 06:16 PM
5

its so yummy everyone liked it
Tarla Dalal
06 Nov 17 08:25 AM
   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 !!
Paneer Butter Masala, Indian Paneer Butter Masala Recipe
 on 07 Sep 16 02:52 AM
5

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 !!
Tarla Dalal
07 Sep 16 09:19 AM
   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 !!
Paneer Butter Masala ( Paneer )
 on 29 Dec 15 11:05 PM
5

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