Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala, one of our favorites. This recipe calls for butter, but if you are on diet, you can omit the butter and use regular oil. This is mainly a North Indian Recipe and very popular in almost all Indian Restaurants. I love Paneer, we buy the low fat Paneer and make a variety of Paneer Recipes at home. I served this Paneer Butter Masala with homemade Roti or Naan.

Ingredients: Paneer Butter Masala
  • 1 Packet Paneer
  • 1/2 small Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes 
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
Cut the Paneer into small cubes and lightly fry them with butter and keep it aside to be used later.

Using the Food Processor I make a fine paste of Onion, Ginger and Garlic. I also puree the Tomatoes, if you want you can even use store bought Tomato Puree. Heat one tbsp Butter in a large skillet, add the Cumin Seeds, wait till they splutter, then add the Onion and Ginger Garlic paste. Stir fry them till they become brown in color. Then add the Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric, Salt and the Kasuri Methi, stir fry them for about 5-10 minutes. Next add the Tomato Puree, cover and cook for sometime till you see oil separating out.

Once the gravy is almost done, add the fried Paneer, Garam Masala Powder, the Sour Cream and stir it gently, cook for some more time. Serve this hot and creamy Paneer with Rice or Roti or Naan.


  1. Gorgeous and creamy masala, simply delicious.

  2. I can just imagine how great this is by the picture! lovely!

  3. Looks so delicious, a perfect side for roti's

  4. Paneer butter masala...Yummy Looks great. Loved the color.

  5. Paneer Butter Masala Darun dekhte hoyeche. Khete nishchoi aaro bhalo hoyeche. Already feeling tempted to have it.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. my fav! loved the pics and flavors you have used for this dish :)

  7. Wat a delightful pbm, just drooling here..

  8. It's one of our favourite dishes too :) it looks really good in your pictures :)

  9. wonderfully flavoured looks delicious

  10. Nice click on paneer..Luks soft and tempted to have some now..

  11. Tempting Tempting, craving for them now!

  12. Thank you all for your lovely comments..

  13. This looks so delicious, first time here. Nice blog.

  14. delicious paneer dish ...very tempeting..yummy
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