North Indian Paneer Butter Masala

by ShivdeepKrishna
Tasty & simple Paneer Butter Masala
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Rating: 4
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Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Paneer(As reqd) -
  • Tomato(ripe) - 500 gm
  • Onion(large) - 2 nos
  • Ginger(garlic paste - 2 tbsp) -
  • *Cashewnut paste - 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 2 tsp
  • Butter - 4 tbsp
  • Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Curd/Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves(A few) -
  • Salt(As reqd) -
  • Cream(optional) - 50 ml
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Paneer(As reqd) -
  • Tomato(ripe) - 500 gm
  • Onion(large) - 2 nos
  • Ginger(garlic paste - 2 tbsp) -
  • *Cashewnut paste - 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 2 tsp
  • Butter - 4 tbsp
  • Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Curd/Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves(A few) -
  • Salt(As reqd) -
  • Cream(optional) - 50 ml
Votes: 21
Rating: 4
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Instructions
  1. Pressure cook tomatoes upto 2 whistles.
  2. Remove the skin of the cooked tomatoes and make it into a puree.
  3. Boil 1 onion and make it into a paste.
  4. Chop the other onion length-wise.
  5. Fry the paneer lightly and keep aside.
  6. Heat 3 tsp of butter in a pan or a kadai.
  7. Fry the chopped onion, until it turns light brown.
  8. Add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and cashewnut paste and stir for about 3 - 4 mins.
  9. Add garam masala powder and stir for another couple of mins.
  10. Add tomato puree, chilly powder, yogurt and kasuri methi and stir for about 5 mins.
  11. Add paneer, sugar and salt to the mixture and stir for about 3 - 4 mins.
  12. Garnish with 1 tsp of butter, cream and coriander leaves.
  13. :-
  14. * 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.
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21 comments

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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!!!!!

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SHIVDEEP March 3, 2008 - 12:00 am

APOLOGIES FOR MISSING OUT 2 INGREDIENTS.

PLEASE ADD 1 TSP CHILLY POWDER AND 2 TBSP YOGURT/CURD AT STEP 10.

REGARDS,
SHIVDEEP

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sharon July 23, 2007 - 12:00 am

hi,
I want 2 try this recipe but have no clue wat this kasuri methi is…. please advice…

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LAKSHMI October 9, 2006 - 12:00 am

I didnt find it that much good, this has to be improved

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priya October 29, 2006 - 12:00 am

Hey ..give general receipes..it was not that much good..what i have expected!!!!!

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Latha October 5, 2006 - 12:00 am

Hi,

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!

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manasa May 22, 2006 - 12:00 am

It turned ot very good…..my husband liked it very much….thank you very much for the nice authentic recipe

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Silvy Peter August 5, 2006 - 12:00 am

This 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.

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Ammu August 13, 2006 - 12:00 am

Excellent!!!It turned out really well. Like we get in hotels

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Trisha August 14, 2006 - 12:00 am

Superb….It was so nice. Expecting more recipes frm u. Pls post recipes on mutter paneer and paalak paneer…..

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Vidhya July 10, 2008 - 12:00 am

I 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.

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Sindhu July 12, 2006 - 12:00 am

I 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.

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LAB June 25, 2007 - 12:00 am

This 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

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luvgoodfood June 1, 2007 - 12:00 am

An 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 !

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luvgoodfood June 1, 2007 - 12:00 am

Also 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.

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reshmi April 16, 2012 - 6:47 pm

This was an excellent dish . My husband liked it very much i also added some bread crumbs to it.

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Madeleine October 18, 2011 - 12:59 am

This 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!

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Scotty September 21, 2012 - 8:55 am

Excellent recipe although very rich. I used the passata instead of fresh tomatoes

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Vishul June 4, 2007 - 12:00 am

Yaar banane ke baad bataunga….
excellent pe is liye rakkha hun, kyunki us main mere liye dusra option nahi hai….

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RAJESH March 4, 2009 - 8:41 am

Dear Shivdeep Really wonderful taste. Excellent recipe. Keep it Up.

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Jinu August 6, 2012 - 11:40 am

This 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..

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