Saturday, August 23, 2014

Paneer Butter Masala (Video Recipe)

by Neetu

This is one fix dish on the menu for any special lunch or dinner at home. I have made this dish so many times that now I can do it with closed eyes (not really : P) but that doesn’t mean that I have been bored of it, I do it every time with the same passion and love as I had when I made this for the first time : ) So passing on to you now, the same love and passion for this dish, do take care!!!

Paneer Butter Masala


Paneer (Cottage Cheese): 200 Gms
Tomatoes: 4 Big
Cashew Nuts: 2 Tbsp
Ginger: 1/2 Inch
Garlic: 3 Big Cloves
Water: as required
Oil/Ghee/Butter: 2 Tbsp
Kasoori Methi(Dry Fenugeek Leaves): 2 Tbsp
Salt: to taste
Red Chilly Powder: to Taste
Coriander Powder: 1/2 Tbsp
Amchur Powder? 1/2 Tsp
Garam Masala: 1/2 Tsp
Tomato Ketchup: 1 Tbsp
Sugar: 1 Tsp
Cream: 1/4 Cup


This quantity will serve 3-4 People.



  • Roughly chop tomatoes, cashew nuts, ginger & garlic, cook with 1/2 cup water in a pan till water evaporates.
  • Let it cool down for some time, then grind it to a smooth puree adding water if required.
  • Heat oil in the same pan and add the pureed mixture.
  • Add all the spices and cook with 1/2-3/4 cup of water for 10 mins.
  • Add tomato ketchup, Paneer & sugar and cook for another 5-7 mins or till oil separates.
  • Switch off the flame, add cream and let it simmer for 3-4 mins or till the gravy becomes thick and smooth, on slow flame.
  • Paneer Butter Masala is ready to serve now.
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl, garnish with fresh cream and serve hot with Butter Naan (you can find the recipe here.)


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