Paneer Butter Masala

by - October 18, 2015

Hi everyone,
Today i am giving you my another favourite paneer dish...
Paneer Butter Masala! It is very popular indian dish, and is the preferred vegetarian delicacy at all restaurant. It blends in perfectly with all kind of bread as well as rice.
    It is tomato based gravy and has a slightly sweet but very mildly spicy taste.

           Usually cream is added for the thick, smooth texture and sweet taste but i have added cashew nuts for it.

Watch the video to discover my other secret ingredients as well!


Paneer  250 gms
Cashew 15  around 3 tablespoon
Red Tomatoes  5 large
Green chilly    2 to 3
Chopped Garlic  1 tablespoon
Chopped  Ginger 1 tablespoon
Bay leaf  1
Kasoori Methi  2 tablespoon
Garam  masala  1 teaspoon
Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder  1 tablespoon
Olive Oil  1 tablespoon
Butter   3 tablespoon
Secret Ingredient  2 tablespoon
Milk 1|2 cup
water 1|2 cup if required
Salt as per your taste
Sugar  1 tablespoon or if you need more you can add 1 tablespoon more
1 tablespoon cream for Garnishing.


Heat a pan, pour 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 tablespoon butter

Add bay leaves,green cardamom and chopped garlic and ginger.

After a little bit of sauting, add 1 sliced onion and saute that

Let in those red ripe tomatoes with them, slit green chillies and stir well

Add salt coriander powder turmeric, kashmiri red chilli powder garam masala, stir well

After adding in the kashmiri red chilli, the colour comes out pretty well and now we will add in my secret ingredient; tomato sauce which will not only sweeten the gravy but also enhance its colour

Simultaneously roast kasoori methi

Add 1 tsp in the gravy, we will add the rest half later

Now add soaked cashew and grind the paste with milk to get fine puree.

Again heat the same pan and add in butter

Pour the gravy, add some water and mix it well

Add 1 tablespoon sugar, mix it well

Cut paneer into cubes and add them into gravy 

Add 1 tablespoon roasted kasoori methi and 2 tablespoon cream. 

Serve with naan parantha or chapati.


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