VegetarianVegetarian CurriesNorth Indian Paneer Butter Masala by ShivdeepKrishna March 5, 2006 written by ShivdeepKrishna March 5, 2006 Tasty & simple Paneer Butter Masala Print Recipe Votes: 21 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Cuisine North Indian Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial IngredientsPaneer(As reqd) -Tomato(ripe) - 500 gmOnion(large) - 2 nosGinger(garlic paste - 2 tbsp) -*Cashewnut paste - 2 tbspGaram masala powder - 2 tspButter - 4 tbspKasuri methi - 1/2 tspChilly powder - 1 tspCurd/Yoghurt - 2 tbspSugar - 1/2 tspCoriander leaves(A few) -Salt(As reqd) -Cream(optional) - 50 ml Cuisine North Indian Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial IngredientsPaneer(As reqd) -Tomato(ripe) - 500 gmOnion(large) - 2 nosGinger(garlic paste - 2 tbsp) -*Cashewnut paste - 2 tbspGaram masala powder - 2 tspButter - 4 tbspKasuri methi - 1/2 tspChilly powder - 1 tspCurd/Yoghurt - 2 tbspSugar - 1/2 tspCoriander leaves(A few) -Salt(As reqd) -Cream(optional) - 50 ml Votes: 21 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Instructions Pressure cook tomatoes upto 2 whistles. Remove the skin of the cooked tomatoes and make it into a puree. Boil 1 onion and make it into a paste. Chop the other onion length-wise. Fry the paneer lightly and keep aside. Heat 3 tsp of butter in a pan or a kadai. Fry the chopped onion, until it turns light brown. Add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and cashewnut paste and stir for about 3 - 4 mins. Add garam masala powder and stir for another couple of mins. Add tomato puree, chilly powder, yogurt and kasuri methi and stir for about 5 mins. Add paneer, sugar and salt to the mixture and stir for about 3 - 4 mins. Garnish with 1 tsp of butter, cream and coriander leaves. :- * You can increase the quantity of water if you need more gravy. * You can add 500gm tomato passata instead of tomatoes * Alternately you can fry all the onions till light brown and gring to paste. Share this Recipe DinnerEasyLunchNorthIndianSidedish 21 comments 0FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail ShivdeepKrishnaRelated Posts Mushroom Fry Kerala Sambar Easy Mushroom Masala Easy Kerala Appam – Traditional Green Peas Curry – Kerala Style Kadala Curry Kerala Style21 comments badra December 30, 2008 - 11:41 am This is excellent curry, everybody like it very much, thank u very much for posting this recipe.u will make me a good cook!!!!! Reply SHIVDEEP March 3, 2008 - 12:00 amAPOLOGIES FOR MISSING OUT 2 INGREDIENTS.PLEASE ADD 1 TSP CHILLY POWDER AND 2 TBSP YOGURT/CURD AT STEP 10.REGARDS, SHIVDEEP Reply sharon July 23, 2007 - 12:00 amhi, I want 2 try this recipe but have no clue wat this kasuri methi is…. please advice… Reply LAKSHMI October 9, 2006 - 12:00 amI didnt find it that much good, this has to be improved Reply priya October 29, 2006 - 12:00 amHey ..give general receipes..it was not that much good..what i have expected!!!!! Reply Latha October 5, 2006 - 12:00 amHi,I tried this dish it came out very well, I think you have 4gotten to write to add the chilli powder, anyways I added a bit and came out very well.Thanks buddy! Reply manasa May 22, 2006 - 12:00 amIt turned ot very good…..my husband liked it very much….thank you very much for the nice authentic recipe Reply Silvy Peter August 5, 2006 - 12:00 amThis came out excellent, very professional like in restaurants. Good as a gravy dish as well as dry. Just vary water content as per desired consistency. Thank you. Reply Ammu August 13, 2006 - 12:00 amExcellent!!!It turned out really well. Like we get in hotels Reply Trisha August 14, 2006 - 12:00 amSuperb….It was so nice. Expecting more recipes frm u. Pls post recipes on mutter paneer and paalak paneer….. Reply Vidhya July 10, 2008 - 12:00 amI have tried to make paneer butter masala several times and did not come out well. Tried this recipe and it was very tasty, a must try dish. Reply Sindhu July 12, 2006 - 12:00 amI tried this for the first time when I had some guest.Everybody liked a lot.It was so tasty.I definitely gona make it again.The suggestion from my side is if u are going to follow this recipe u wil be getting a thick gravy.It will be more good if u add a little water to it to make it light. Reply LAB June 25, 2007 - 12:00 amThis is an excellent recipe..i tried and it came out really great. Thanks!!!! As most of the reviews said, chilli powder was missed out…even i added chilli powder and it was great Reply luvgoodfood June 1, 2007 - 12:00 amAn excellent recipe for paneer butter masala. I just made it now and felt that I had to rate it immediately ! I had tried making this from different websites desperate to create an authentic paneer masala, just like the ones we get in restaurants. And let me tell u, never was I able to do justice until today. I made it at last !! The kasuri methi is a must-add for this recipe, without which its nearly impossible to get that restuarant taste, so folks, do not attempt to make this unless u have kasuri methi in yr pantry. Thanx very much for this one ! Reply luvgoodfood June 1, 2007 - 12:00 amAlso wanted to say that I added a little bit of chilly powder and ommitted adding the cream at the end. And I just browned the paneer in some oil instead of butter. The only time I added butter was at the very end before turning the gas off. Nevertheless, it came out really well. Reply reshmi April 16, 2012 - 6:47 pmThis was an excellent dish . My husband liked it very much i also added some bread crumbs to it. Reply Madeleine October 18, 2011 - 12:59 amThis recipe is D-VINE. Just because I m a wannabe Indian, and not a real one, I substitute Haloumi for the paneer because I m too lazy to make it – and it is VERY tasty and good! Reply Scotty September 21, 2012 - 8:55 amExcellent recipe although very rich. I used the passata instead of fresh tomatoes Reply Vishul June 4, 2007 - 12:00 amYaar banane ke baad bataunga…. excellent pe is liye rakkha hun, kyunki us main mere liye dusra option nahi hai…. Reply RAJESH March 4, 2009 - 8:41 am Dear Shivdeep Really wonderful taste. Excellent recipe. Keep it Up. Reply Jinu August 6, 2012 - 11:40 amThis is by far the best recipe i have tried from this site……regardless of how many times i have made this, it always turns out good.. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyRemember my details in this browser for the next time to post comment.