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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



  1. yummy paneer butter masala....

  2. 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!!

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

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

  5. healthy n delicious paneer butter masala!!

  6. healthy n delicious paneer butter masala!!

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

  8. Creamy and yummy curry, perfect with rotis

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

  10. yr pictorial is really superb

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

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

  13. 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

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

  15. It serves for two people or three people

  16. 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

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

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

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

  20. @priya sU can find this any indian supermarket

  21. 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

  22. Hi. Tried your recipe today. Very nice!

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

  24. 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

  25. 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...

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

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


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

  30. 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 :)

  31. Hello Aarthiji instead of milk can I use yogurt?

  32. @Anonymousyogurt may get separated. So use milk or cream

  33. Lovely Receipe, such a pleaser this recipe is :)
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  34. I have never tasted this roti. Looks really yummy and bookmarked right away. will be trying..
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  35. 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

  36. Simply awesome and delicious looking Wonderfully prepared.
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  37. Hi dear I tried ur recipe today...it was came out well..my husband love it..thnku aarthi..pls update more...

  38. I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!….. I’ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work restaurant in rajendra nagar

  39. 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...

  40. Best Recipe. I loved it. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe with us. Buy Spices Online

  41. Is it necessary to add methi leaves? What is the use of it?- jeni

  42. which particular brand garam masala should i use to get tahat perfect taste. as there are various brandsellers....

  43. Tried this recipe twice and it came out very well..keep rocking Arthi..

  44. Congratulations! I love the way you introduce your recipes with the people. I love to cook but I´m learning with my new camera and with my laptop. whatever thanks for sharing the beautiful food details i will try to prepare that king of food.fresh food delivery services

  45. hi aarthi.....thnx for being there..i use to follow ur recipes and thnx to u all comes out so perfect...thnku

  46. Awesome recipe....perfect taste...happy happy.....tummy happy....👌👍

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