Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala | Butter Paneer Masala | Easy Paneer Butter Masala | Best Paneer Butter Masala with step-by-step pictures and detailed recipe.

Paneer Butter Masala is a very delicious and famous North Indian gravy. It’s a luscious, creamy curry mainly made with onions, tomatoes, butter, and cashew nuts. However, I have not used cashew nuts in this Butter Paneer Masala gravy as my younger daughter is allergic to it. She loves all the dishes that are made with paneer, so I have avoided using Cashew nuts. Moreover, I would request you to add cashew nuts in this Paneer Butter Masala recipe to make it more rich and creamy.

Why is this Recipe easy?

Paneer Butter Masala is an easy recipe to follow as I have boiled onions, tomatoes, and all dry spices together and later blended into a puree. This method gives a very nice smooth texture to the gravy and it gets cooked faster as well. So this becomes very easy to cook it at home.

If you like paneer, you can also try these recipes from my blog,
Paneer Jalfrezi
Tawa Paneer Masala
Paneer Mix Vegetable
Palak Paneer
Paneer Bhurji
Paneer Rogan Josh
Achari Paneer Masala

Paneer Butter Masala ready to serve

Paneer-Butter-Masala

Paneer Butter Masala | Butter Paneer Masala

Hetal Kamdar
Paneer Butter Masala is a very delicious and famous North Indian gravy. It's a luscious, creamy curry mainly made with onions, tomatoes, butter, and cashew nuts
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian, Punjabi
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 200 grams paneer
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1- inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream
  • a handful of fresh coriander leaves

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, chop tomatoes and onions and keep it aside. Boil water in a Kadai and add onion tomatoes and dry spices in it. Boil it for 6-7 minutes and let it cool down.
  • When it comes to room temperature transfer it into a blender and puree it till smooth.
  • Now, add butter in a pan, and once it's hot add the onion tomato gravy in it and cook it on a lower flame for 3-4 minutes stirring in between.
  • Meanwhile take a small pan and roast Kasuri methi till you can smell the aroma. Take it off from the flame and once it cools down, crush it into powder with your fingers.
  • Time to add all the spices in the gravy and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes till oil releases.
  • Now add paneer cubes in the gravy.
  • Add crushed Kasuri methi and give it a stir and let it cook for 3-4 minutes on a slow flame till all the spices and paneer cubes blend well in the gravy.
  • Switch off the flame and finally add fresh cream. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, add a dollop of butter and serve it hot.
Keyword Best Paneer Butter Masala, Butter paneer masala, easy paneer butter masala recipe, Paneer butter masala

Step-by-Step pictures of Paneer Butter Masala

1. Firstly, chop tomatoes and onions and keep it aside. Boil water in a Kadai and add onion tomatoes and dry spices in it. Boil it for 6-7 minutes and let it cool down.

Boiling Onion Tomatoes for Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

2. When it comes to room temperature transfer it into a blender and puree it till smooth.

Puree onion tomato for Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

3. Now, add butter in a pan, and once it’s hot add the onion tomato gravy in it and cook it on a lower flame for 3-4 minutes stirring in between.

Adding butter for Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Adding gravy in Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

4. Meanwhile, take a small pan and roast Kasuri methi till you can smell the aroma. Take it off from the flame and once it cools down, crush it into powder with your fingers.

Roasting kasuri methi for Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

5. Time to add all the spices in the gravy and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes till oil releases.

Adding spices in Butter Paneer Masala Recipe

6. Now add paneer cubes in the gravy.

Adding Paneer Cubes in Butter Paneer Masala Recipe

7. Add crushed Kasuri methi and give it a stir and let it cook for 3-4 minutes on a slow flame till all the spices and paneer cubes blend well in the gravy.

Adding Kasuri Methi in Butter Paneer Masala Recipe

Simmering paneer cubes in gravy in Butter Paneer Masala Recipe

8. Switch off the flame and finally add fresh cream. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, add a dollop of butter and serve it hot.

Butter Paneer Masala | Easy Paneer Butter Masala |Paneer RecipesImportant Notes and Tips

  • For best results, always use fresh paneer cubes for this recipe. However, if you want to use frozen paneer cubes, thaw and keep it in warm water for 15-20 minutes before adding it into the gravy.
  • You can fry the paneer cubes in oil and add it to the gravy. I have not fried them as we like it this way.
  • You can adjust the creaminess and richness as per your taste and preferences.
  • For deep storage, transfer it onto an airtight box and you can deep freeze it for a month.
  • Serve this with roti, paratha, pooris, or also with rice.

Finally, do check out other curries here
Mix Vegetable Curry
Potato Masala Curry
Beetroot Thoran

50% Off Amazon Prime 50% Off Amazon Prime

Meet Hetal

Hi! I'm Hetal, Blogger and Content Creator at HetalKamdar.com. Since 2015, I have been publishing my tried and tested recipes here. Travel, Lifestyle and Parenting are also the other genres of my blogging.
Read More about me...

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating