Paneer Butter Masala Recipe Paneer Butter Masala
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 5
  • Paneer – 250 gram
  • Tomatoes – 3 medium sized
  • Green chilly – 1-2
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Cream – half cup
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Green coriander – 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Dry fenugreek leaves – 1 tsp
  • Salt – ¾ tsp (to taste)
  • Garam masala – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  1. Wash tomatoes, green chilies and ginger and dry them. Cut tomatoes in big chunks. Peel and roughly chop ginger. Remove stem from green chilies and roughly chop it. Grind all three of them into very smooth paste.
  2. Cut paneer into cubes and keep it separately in another bowl.
  3. Heat 1 tsp of butter in a pan. Add cumin powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in the melted butter and fry them.
  4. Thereafter mix tomato, green chilly and ginger paste to the fried masala. Then add red chilly powder and dry fenugreek leaves and mix. Stir masala till butter starts separating from it.
  5. Now add cream, garam masala, small amount of green coriander and salt followed by ½ cup of water in the masala. Continue stirring till the gravy starts boiling again.
  6. As the gravy starts boiling, add paneer cubes and mix. Cover the pan and cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  7. After 3-4 minutes uncover the pan and add the remaining butter to the gravy. Take it out in a bowl. Deliciously creamy paneer butter masala is ready to serve.
  8. Serve this delectable paneer butter masala with chapatti, naan, parantha or rice.
Recipe by Indian Good Food at