Jan 12, 2014

Aloo Butter Masala / Potato Butter Masala / Aloo Makhani Recipe / Butter Potatoes

Butter masala is my favorite go to curries even in restaurant or take away, even it is paneer or chicken. I simply love it. The simply silky gravy with a little tangyness and sweetness makes it so unique and mouth watering. Recently i found the trick for making the perfect butter chicken. Check out my punjabi butter chicken.

I have posted a restaurant style butter paneer recipe, but i recently discovered another yummy butter paneer recipe that taste way better than that. Will post it soon. Keep checking my blog untill then. This recipe is made with potatoes and i should tell you this has become my latest favorite. I served it along with Naan bread. YUMMY IT WAS..

If you are more health consious, check out my low fat butter paneer recipe too.

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves: 4 to 5


Oil - 2 tblpsn

Butter - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Potato - 2 large ( peeled & boiled)
Onion - 1 large chopped finely
Tomato - 3 large pureed
Chilli powder - 2 tsp + 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 2 tsp
Green Chilli - 1 sliced
Tomato Ketchup - 2 tblspn
Cream - 1/4 cup
Kasuri Methi Leaves - 1 tblspn
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste

For Grinding:
Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup chopped
Ginger - 1 tblspn
Garlic - 6 cloves 


Take the grinding ingredients in a blender and puree them. Set aside. Take tomatoes in a blender and puree them as well. Set this aside as well.

Take cooked cubed potatoes in a bowl. Sprinkle with some salt and chilli powder. Let it sit for 5 mins.

Heat a kadai. Add oil in it, when it is hot, add in potatoes and saute them for 5 mins or so till it turns little darker in colour. Remove them to a plate.

In the same kadai, add in butter and sprinkle some cumin seeds. Let it sizzle.

Now add in the pureed masala and saute them for couple of mins.

Add in chopped onions and add salt and sugar and saute them till they turn light golden.

Add in pureed tomatoes and mix them well. Cover and cook this till oil separates.

Now add in chilli powder, garam masala powder, tomato ketchup and mix well.

Pour in water and bring everything to a boil. Add in the potatoes, green chilli and mix well. Simmer this for 10 mins or so.

Add in cream and kasuri methi leaves. Mix this well and switch off the flame.

Serve with a drizzle of cream and a dollop of extra butter if needed.

Take coriander, ginger, garlic in a blender

Add water and puree them

Puree some tomatoes too

These are boiled potatoes

Sprinkle some salt and chilli powder

toss them well

Heat some oil

Add in potatoes

Saute them

Remove them to a plate once they are little crispy
Add some butter in the same pan

Add in jeera

Add the ground masala

Cook them a little, till raw smell leaves away

Add onions

Season with salt and sugar

Saute them well

Add in pureed tomatoes

Mix them well

Cover and cook

Cook till oil separates

Add chilli powder and garam masala powder

Add in some ketchup

Add some water

Add some sliced green chilli

Mix them well

Bring them to boil

Add potatoes in

Simmer them

Add in cream

Sprinkle some crushed kasuri methi

Mix that well


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  1. Kandipa kasthuri methi add pannanuma

  2. Shall i add coconut milk instead of cream

  3. @Mumtaz begumYes u can add coconut milk, but the taste will be diff

  4. @Mumtaz begumu can leave it out, but adding taht gives nice flavour

  5. could i add milk instead of cream?? or could i leave it??

  6. Will leaving cream and kasuri methi make much difference?? Could i add milk instead of cream??

  7. @Anonymousyou can leave cream and add milk. but kasuri methi is must, adds nice flavour.

  8. It is really tasty Aarthi. Really this receipe worked out well.

  9. Hope none ll give u rude comments :) gonna try tis recipe today

  10. Hope none ll give u rude comments :) gonna try tis recipe today

  11. Awesome is an understatement. Loved it.


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