Oct 17, 2011

Butter Paneer Recipe / Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala...Saying that name itself makes my mouth watery...This delicacy is a must order dish whenever we go to a near by vegetarian restaurant called as Arya Bhavan..They make a awesome paneer butter masala which I can eat it all day...I always want to imitate that dish and I made my first version of this in my blog which turned out pretty good..To view that recipe click here..

But I am not satisfied with that recipe..I always want to post a better way to make that dish..Hence this recipe..I can promise you that this one was way better than the first one...And who knows one day I can post another recipe which may be better than this..So without any delay..Off you go for the step by step recipe with pictures..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Onion-1 large chopped
Tomatoes-4 chopped
Paneer / Cottage Cheese-1 packet cubed around 200 grams
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli Podi-1 tblspn
Kasuri Methi Leaves / Dried Fenugreek Leaves-1 tblspn
Milk-1 cup or as needed
Oil-1 tblspn
Sugar-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing


Grind Onion and Tomato to a fine paste.Fry Paneer cubes in oil till light browned and set aside.

Melt butter in the same pan in which the paneer pieces is fried..

Add in cumin seeds and Ginger Garlic Paste and fry for few minutes.

Add in onion and tomato puree and mix well..Cook this until oil separates from this..

Add in chilli,coriander and garam masala powder in this and mix well.

Season with salt and sugar..

Add in kasuri methi leaves and mix well..

Now add in fried paneer cubes and mix well.Pour in milk and continue stiring till it reaches the right consistency.Add more water if needed..

Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 mins untill oil separates from the gravy..

Garnish with cilantro and serve with roti..

Take all your ingrediants
Prepare all your vegetables
take it in a blender
make into a fine puree
Take your Paneer block
Cube it
Heat oil
add in paneer cubes
fry till golden
Remove and Set aside
Melt butter in the same pan
add in cumin seeds
and ginger garlic paste
now add in onion - tomato puree
Cover with a lid
Cook till oil separates from this
add in chilli powder
coriander powder
and garam masala powder
mix well
season with salt
and some sugar
add in kasuri methi leaves
and fried paneer cubes
mix well
pour in milk
and mix well
cover again and simmer
till oil separates from this
garnish with coriander leaves



Deeksha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very inviting. yummy!

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy paneer butter masala....

Laney said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohhh I love paneer! This looks amazing and its actually a little easier to make than I thought (I always imagine that a million different types of spices go into Indian food). Hopefully I can find a store to get all the ingredients so I can try to make it at home!!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Paneer Butter Masala luks super-delicious and mouthwatering dear.Luv the recipe too.

Emily of The Best of this Life said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness! So glad you all survived the fire!
This looks like an appetizing dish - lovely photos!

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy n delicious paneer butter masala!!

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy n delicious paneer butter masala!!

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav...looks so flavorful and tempting.

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Creamy and yummy curry, perfect with rotis

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice presentation..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried your recipe. I got a lot of compliments. Thanks.

kailash said... Best Blogger Tips

yr pictorial is really superb

Sujitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for this recipe ..I tried this today , but noticed that milk curdled at the end..Am I missing something here? Thanks !

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sujitha I think you must have boiled it for a little longer. After adding milk just boil it for 5 mins.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi,tried ur recipe.is the milk should be boiled and cooled before adding.we found a bit sour taste in the dish.need to add more sugar r anything else.girija

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymous yes use boiled milk. no need to cool it. you can add more sugar if the gravy is sour

Rakshith M said... Best Blogger Tips

It serves for two people or three people

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rakshith Mit will serve upto 3 people

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

We had a get together in our church today.. I made this for nearly 20 ppl and the result was awesome. . Everyone appreciated me. Thanks a lot for d nice recipe.. god bless u

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

It is mouth watering will try it on sunday. Is it possible to skip milk

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYou can add cream instead, but you cannot skip both. Because that what gives the creaminess.

priya s said... Best Blogger Tips

Wer can v find tis kasuri methi leaves... Actually wat is tat..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@priya sU can find this any indian supermarket

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi I have tried this recipe, really it is awesome keep go! Looking for other recipes with same explanation method. Pictures with comment for each step is very gud and clear. It is more and more useful for persons who is new to kitchen!

Thank you

shoba bala said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi. Tried your recipe today. Very nice!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Ur recipes are as usual so yummy....keep it up aarti....I tried this....it came out yummy....

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi, all ur recipes are yumm... well just want to make a suggestion. This recipe s yummier with tomato puree instead of onion n tomato

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What will be the taste type?Is it sweet or spicy...Why because we are adding tomato,milk and butter....all are different in taste...

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousIt will be sweet, spicy tangy all in one..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried it today . This is a easy one and also yummy. Thanks Aarthi for this wondeful recipe.

Rajesh Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Great recipe...thanks for sharing. I tired it few weeks back it came out really great. My hubby liked it the most, this one surely goes to my favorite recipes :)
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sarjana said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooolalala....very tastety and flavour full its same luk we get in Punjabi hotel ..

aparna kalyanam said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi, i tried this recipe now. It came out well, but i added milk without boiling. Will the curry spoil after a while?
Thank u :)

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@aparna kalyanamno it wont spoil.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Aarthiji instead of milk can I use yogurt?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyogurt may get separated. So use milk or cream

Dhiraj Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely Receipe, such a pleaser this recipe is :)
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Mona Jha said... Best Blogger Tips

Kathiroll is one of my favourites! Yours looks great :) I make it often as i never manage to set paneer properly and get a crumbled one, making it perfect for this! chowringhee kathi roll

chowringhee said... Best Blogger Tips

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Zahra Fazna said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi dear I tried ur recipe today...it was came out well..my husband love it..thnku aarthi..pls update more...

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Bhagyashree said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi i tried your recipe... and it was really yummy ... my family loved it tooo.. as am a beginner.. it was a grt experience... i insist every1 should try this... thank you soo much aarthi...

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