Paneer Butter Masala

This is one of the rich dish of the Indians :) Mostly favorite dish for everyone. Whenever we go to  restaurant  with friends  we always order it without fail:) As this dish is very rich due to cashews paste and onion and tomato gravy  added with paneer makes amazing mouth lingering taste and perfect match for roti :)


  • Tomatoes - 2 big cubed
  • Onions - 2 big cubed 
  • Paneer/ Cottage Cheese - 200 grm cubed
  • Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Bay Leaf - 1 no.
  • Cloves - 1 no.
  • Cashew nut paste - 3 tbsps
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp 
  • Dhania powder/ Coriander seeds powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 2 tsp (Mixture of many Indian spices - Available in Indian store)
  • Butter - 3 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Lemon Juice to taste
  • Fresh cream - 3 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves/cilantro for garnish

Time Required: 40 mins





1) Chop the onion and tomato and boil them in a hot water and blend it  keep it  mixture separately
2) Heat a pan for 3 mins with 1 tbsp of butter saute the paneer cubes till golden brown
3) Take 1 cup hot water add a pinch of salt & turmeric powder and immerse the paneer cubes for 5  to 10 mins and the drain the water transfer it to tissue paper
4) In the same pan add 1 tbsp butter add the bay leaf and the cloves,  then add the onion blended paste and saute till light brown
5) Add ginger and garlic paste saute for 3 mins followed by chili powder & cashew paste fry for 5 mins
6) Now add the tomato blended paste,  dhania powder, turmeric powder, salt, garam masala and stir the mixture
7) Lastly add the paneer cubes, fresh cream and 1 cup of water or more till you get the curry consistency,  let it cook for 3 to 4 mins.
8) Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati or roti.

Enjoy the Restaurant style Paneer Butter Masala at home :)


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