A delicious, creamy, smooth restaurant style paneer butter masala is fun to recreate at home. Basically, from north India, this dish has become quite popular nowadays mainly because of its rich flavour and easy to cook style.

Paneer butter masala is best served with roti, naan, paratha or any variety of rice like jeera rice, ghee rice, pulao. Similarly, there are other very popular paneer dishes like kadhai paneer, tawa paneer masala and so on. This recipe can be blended according to one’s choice like many prefer no onion or no garlic so it can be cooked keeping in mind one’s preferences.

Recipe type – side dish

Cuisine – North Indian

Cooking time – 25 minutes

Serves – 5

Nutrition facts

Calories193 calories 193 calories      fat-98
Polyunsaturated fat 1.7 g
Total fat 10.9 g  – 17%
Saturated fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat 1.7 g
Monosaturated fat 4.4 g
Cholesterol 16.1 mg   –  5%
Sodium 788.4 mg   – 33%
Potassium 436.8 mg    – 12%
Total carbohydrates 17.3 g    – 6%
Sugars 4.6 g
Protein 9.2 g     – 18%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 11%
Iron 9%


Ingredients required:

  • 1 tsp oil/2sp butter
  • 3 medium cubed onion(optional)
  • 3 large chopped tomatoes(diced)
  • Salt
  • 10-12 cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp. Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 2-3 cloves
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • 250 grams paneer/cottage cheese(cubbed)
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi/fenugreek leaves(optional)
  • 3 tsp cream
  • Coriander leaves for garnish


How to Cook Paneer Butter Masala – Step-by-step:


  • First, heat a pan with oil and fry the onions until they turn brown.
  • Next, fry the tomatoes till it turns soft.
  • Then add garam masala, coriander powder, cashews, red chilli powder and sugar.
  • Fry all the items together till it starts leaving the sides of the pan. Once the desired result is achieved, switch off the heat and keep it aside.
  • Next, add butter in the same pan and add all the spices all by one and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell disappears.
  • Now pour the puree you had kept aside initially and add red chilli powder as desired. Add water and cook for 4 minutes till the gravy thickens.
  • Once the gravy thickens, add paneer cubes to it. Add Kasuri methi to it and cook for 3 minutes then add cream as desired.
  • Garnish with cream or crushed pepper or coriander leaves and serve hot.

Its a very simple recipe loved by many people. However, the use of sugar totally depends on taste, if you are using cream then adds less sugar. Use ripe tomatoes to enhance the tanginess. Similarly, the use of ginger garlic depends totally on individual’s preference. With the use of right ingredients, this paneer butter masala is sure to make everyone a great fan f it. So try out this simple recipe at home and make your dear ones fall more for you.

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