Paneer Butter Masala

This is one dish which is loved by my family and all of my friends. My Husband is simply crazy for it. It goes well with Phulkas, Parathas or Rice. Do give it a try.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 25 mins, Total – 30 mins

Servings: 2-3


  1. Paneer – 200 grams (cut into cubes)
  2. Onion – 2 medium size (cut into cubes)
  3. Tomato – 4 medium size (cut into cubes)
  4. Green Chilli – 3 (chopped)
  5. Fresh Cream – 2 tbsp
  6. Butter – 2 tbsp (unsalted or salted)
  7. Olive oil – 2 tbsp (you can use refined oil as well)
  8. Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  9. Kasuri Methi – 1 tbsp
  10. Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  11. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  12. Garam Masala powder – 1 tsp
  13. Water – 1/3 cup
  14. Salt to taste

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Paneer Butter Masala:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai
  2. Add onions. Saute till translucent
  3. Add tomatoes and green chillies. Saute till tomatoes are soft
  4. Turn off the flame and let it cool
  5. Grind it to make a fine puree. Keep it aside
  6. Heat 1 tbsp oil and butter in the same pan or kadai
  7. Add ginger garlic paste. Saute till raw aroma disappears
  8. Add puree and water. Cover it and cook for 5 mins on medium flame
  9. Add spices – red chilli powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder. Cook for 5 more mins with cover
  10. Add crushed kasuri methi and cream. Cook for a minute or two without cover
  11. Add paneer cubes and salt (if you’re using salted butter then add accordingly)
  12. Cook for 4-5 mins without cover on medium flame
  13. Your Paneer Butter Masala is ready
  14. Serve hot with Phulkas. Garnish with a few drops of cream.

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