Go Back
Print

paneer butter masala | paneer makhani | butter paneer masala recipe

The paneer dipped into cashew nut masala mixture which is fried with butter and coated with fresh cream, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve the delicious mouth-watering hot paneer butter masala recipe with roti, naan, paratha, rice or pulao recipes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword butter paneer masala, dhaba style paneer masala, paneer butter masala, paneer makhani, paneer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

Ingredients for paneer butter masala:

    For making masala paste:

    • butter – 25g(1 spoon)
    • oil – 1/4 spoon
    • cashew nuts – 17
    • cinnamon sticks – 3 small
    • cardamom – 2
    • cloves – 7
    • cumin seeds – 1 spoon
    • star anise – 1
    • chopped onions – 2
    • green chillies – 2
    • ginger and garlic paste – 1 spoon
    • chopped tomatoes – 4
    • water – 1/4 glass

    For masala gravy:

    • butter – 50g(2 spoons)
    • red chilli powder – 1 spoon
    • paneer cubes (cottage cheese) – 10
    • dry fenugreek leaves(Kasuri methi) – 1 spoon
    • garam masala powder – 1/4 spoon
    • cream – 1/2 cup
    • chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
    • water – 1/2 glass

    Garnish:

    • chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
    • cashew nuts – 4

    Instructions

    Procedure for paneer butter masala:

      Blending and preparing masala paste:

      1. Heat a pan add butter and oil.

      2. Add cashew nuts, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves, cumin seeds, star anise and cumin seeds.

      3. Fry till the cashew nuts turn to golden.

      4. Add chopped onions and green chillies mix well. saute for 2 minutes.

      5. Add ginger and garlic paste fry till the raw smell disappears.

      6. Add chopped tomatoes mix well.

      7. Pour 1/4 glass of water and cook till the tomatoes become little mushy.

      8. switch off the fire set aside. Let it cool.

      9. Take all the masala mixture into the blender jar. Blend to the smooth paste

      Preparing paneer butter masala gravy:

      1. Heat a pan add 25g of butter, add red chilli powder mix well.

      2. Add blended masala mixture to the pan mix well. Fry for a minute.

      3. Add salt and 1/4 glass of water mix well. Add remaining butter mix well.

      4. Add paneer cubes stir and cook for a minute. Add Kasuri methi mix well.

      5. Adjust the water, salt and red chilli powder according to the consistency of gravy.

      6. Close the lid and cook for 2 minutes.

      7. Add 1/4 spoon of garam masala powder.

      8. Add 1/2 cup of cream mix well.

      9. Add chopped coriander leaves cook over a low flame for 2 minutes.

      10. switch off the fire. Take into a serving bowl.

      Garnish:

      1. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and cashew nuts.

      2. Serve with roti, pulka, chapati, naan, pulao or rice recipes.