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 Jeera 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 (cut into cubes)
  3. Tomato – 4 medium (cut into cubes)
  4. Green Chilli – 1 (chopped)
  5. Ginger – 1 inch (chopped)
  6. Garlic – 3 cloves (chopped)
  7. Fresh Cream – 2 tbsp
  8. Butter – 2 tbsp
  9. Oil – 2 tbsp (you can use refined oil as well)
  10. Kasuri Methi – 2 tsp
  11. Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  12. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  13. Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  14. Water – 1/2 cup or as required
  15. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Paneer Butter Masala:

  1. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai. Add onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute till onions are translucent
  2. Add tomatoes. Saute till tomatoes are soft
  3. Turn off the flame and let it cool
  4. Grind to make a fine puree. Keep it aside
  5. Heat butter in the same pan or kadai. Add puree and water. Cover it and cook for 2-3 mins on medium flame
  6. Add red chilli powder and coriander powder. Cook for 5 more mins with cover
  7. Add crushed kasuri methi and cream. Cook for a minute or two without cover. Add more water at this step if gravy looks thick
  8. Add paneer, garam masala powder and salt
  9. Cook for 3-4 mins without cover on medium flame
  10. Your Paneer Butter Masala is ready.

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