Sunday, 24 June 2018

Paneer butter masala, how to prepare paneer butter masala

Paneer butter masala || butter paneer masala ||  paneer makhani is one of  the favorite paneer recipe for all paneer lovers 😍. My first order when I visit any restaurant or dhaba is paneer butter masala with butter naan or with veg biryani 😃.  This paneer butter masala goes well with naan or with any rice items. Butter and cashew nut paste, fresh cream adds rich and good taste to the gravy. If you do not have fresh cream use mazhai (megada in telugu, malai in Hindi). Lets start recipe..

                 Paneer butter masala

Preparation Time : 15 minutes

Cook Time : 30  minute
Serves : 3
Recipe Category: gravy / side dish
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Author: Aruna


For grinding (masala paste)

Butter - 1 tsp

Onions - 1 cup (roughly chopped)
Tomatoes - 3 ( roughly chopped)
Green chilli - 1 (optional)
Ginger - 1 tsp
Garlic  - 4 cloves 
Elachi - 2
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon stick - 3 to 4 pieces

For cashew nut paste

Cashew nuts - 10 


Other ingredients

Butter - 3 tsp

Paneer - 200 grams
Red chilli powder -1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Kasuri methi - 1 tsp
Fresh cream - 1/4 cup
Gram masala - 1 tsp
Salt as per taste


* Soak cashew nuts in hot water for 30 min and grind it into fine paste.

* Take a pan add 1 tsp butter, add green chilli, ginger, garlic, elachi, cloves,cinnamon stick fry it for a second.

* Add rougly chopped onions saute it for a second (picture missing). Now add tomatoes and saute till it becomes mushy. Take everything in plate and let it cool.

*  Grind the above  cooled ingredients into fine paste. And filter the paste using stainer, this gives smooth texture to the gravy.

* Add 1 tsp butter on non stick pan, fry it till paneer slightly turns golden brown. This step is optional, you can also skip this step.


1) Add 2 tsp butter into pan, add red chilli powder, coriander powder fry it for a second.

2) Now add filtered onion tomato puree, mix it well and close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.

3) Now add salt, cashew nut paste, mix it and cook it for 5 minutes on low flame.

4)  Add fresh cream to the above and mix well.

5)  Now add paneer pieces and coat the gravy smoothly without breaking paneer pieces. Close the lid and cook it for 10 min on low flame.

6) At last add garam masala, kasuri methi and mix it well.

Take gravy into bowl and garnish with fresh cream. Yummy and rich paneer butter masala is ready to serve 😋😋. You can have it with naans and any special rice items. I had this lipsmacking curry with jeera rice😋. 


◆ Instead of adding elachi, Cinnamon stick and clove while grinding, you can also add it in step 1 before adding red chilli and coriander powder.

◆ As we are adding fresh cream and cashew nut paste the gravy will be sweet so i added 1 green chilli, its optional you can skip it.


●  Flitering the masala paste is optional. But i prefer to get smooth texture.

● Adding cashew nut paste gives rich taste to the gravy.

Taking this lipsmacking recipe to Foodies_RedoingOldPost Facebook group. Recently I joined in this group, this group is maintained by my fellow blogger who blogs at Cookwithrenu. In this fb group we can share  our old recipe post with updated content or pics. It is very interesting, by growing in blog I personally feel many of recipes pics nd content need to be updated. So joined in this group, thanks Renu for coming up with such a great idea. 

Also ckeck other paneer curries, gravies and pulao/biryani recipes by clicking the link below the pic.. 

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                          Kadai Paneer

                      khova paneer 

          Stuffed paneer capsicum

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