Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is a rich and delicious North Indian recipe made with aromatic spices, cream and butter. It is a must-have delicacy during festivals and celebrations. Try out this easy-to-make paneer recipe which is the most sought-after dish for vegetarians.
  • 300 gm chopped into cubes paneer
  • 5 medium chopped tomato
  • 1 teaspoon powdered coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 4 medium finely chopped green chilli
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cup shelled,boiled peas
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon powdered cumin seeds
  • 5 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1 handful coriander leaves
How to make Paneer Butter Masala
  • Step 1

    Clean and wash ginger, tomato and tamarind extract. Transfer all of them along with green chillies to a blender to prepare the puree.

  • Step 2

    Heat a pan with oil in it over moderate flame.

  • Step 3

    Fry the paneer pieces in that pan with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder.

  • Step 4

    Heat another pan with oil in it over moderate flame. Pour tomato puree into the pan and cook for a minute or two.

  • Step 5

    Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder.

  • Step 6

    Stir-fry the gravy until the oil starts to separate.

  • Step 7

    Reduce flame to low and cook. Once it starts to simmer, add paneer pieces and pour 2 cups of water.

  • Step 8

    Add green peas and cover the pan with a lid. Simmer for a few minutes and remove from flame.

  • Step 9

    Turn off the heat and transfer Paneer Butter Masala into a serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves and butter.

  • Step 10

    Serve hot with roti, naan, rumali roti or rice.

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