Paneer Recipes

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is a rich and delicious North Indian recipe made with aromatic spices, cream and butter. It is a must-have delicacy during festivals and celebrations. Try out this easy-to-make paneer recipe which is the most sought-after dish for vegetarians. Pair it with naan or parathas and you’re done for the day!

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe:

For Masala paste:

Unsalted Butter – 1 tbsp
Onion – 1 large sized (finely chopped)
Tomato – 2 large sized (finely chopped)
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Cashews – 10 to 15

Other Ingredients:

Unsalted Butter – 1 tbsp
Bay leaf – 1
Cloves – 3
Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Full cream – 1/2 cup
Paneer / cottage cheese – 250gm
Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
Kasuri methi – 1/2 tsp

Method:

Step 1:

  • First, in a large pan heat butter and saute onions and ginger-garlic paste.
  • Then add tomatoes and cashews. Saute till they turn mushy.
  • Cool completely and blend to smooth paste without adding any water.

Step 2:

  • Again, heat butter and saute bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon stick.
  • Also add turmeric and chili powder and saute on very low flame for few seconds.
  • Then add prepared onion-tomato paste and saute 5 minutes.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or till the oil separates from the gravy.
  • Additionally add coriander powder and salt to taste.
  • Saute 5 minutes or till the raw smell of spices gone.

Step 3:

  • Next add cream and mix well.
  • Then add cubed paneer pieces and coat the gravy by mixing gently.
  • Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • At last add garam masala and kasuri methi. Mix well.

Finally, paneer butter masala or paneer makhani is ready to serve.

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