Butter Paneer Recipe | Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala

Butter Paneer Recipe | Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala

What’s Cooking India? It’s Paneer Butter Masala recipe. It is a North Indian Cuisine which has a rich creamy gravy.

It is also called Butter Paneer, and as the name suggests, it is made with Cottage Cheese (Paneer), Butter, and a pretty bunch of spices.

This has a high demand and is also very easy to cook. Instead of Paneer, you can use Chicken and make Chicken Butter Masala.

Butter paneer recipe can be consumed by any variety of rice or any Indian flatbreads. It is a very simple and delicious recipe that everyone should try. Find the whole recipe of Butter Paneer below.

Ingredients for Paneer Butter recipe

Ingredients Measurements (1 CUP=250 ML)
Paneer Cubes 250 gms
Butter 3
Ginger paste 1 tsp
Kashmiri Red chilies 3
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick 1 inch
Bay leaves 1
Cardamon 2
Cloves 3
Peppercorns (Black Pepper) ½ tsp
Khus Khus (White Poppy Seeds) 1 tsp
Chopped Cashew Nuts 2 tbsp
Tomato (chopped) 6
Onion 1
Garam Masala ½ tsp
Chili powder ½ tsp
Ketchup 1½ tbsp
Haldi (Turmeric) ½ tsp
Fresh cream 2 tbsp
Kasuri methi 1 tbsp
Salt As per taste

Steps to prepare Butter Paneer Masala

Step 1: Take a deep kadhai or pan. Heat 1tbsp of oil along with 1tbsp of butter.

Step 2: Now add all the spices (cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves, cloves, and peppercorns) along with red chilies and ginger garlic paste and saute it for a couple of minutes.

Step 3: Add poppy seeds (optional) along with cashew nuts and onions.

Step 4: Once the onions turn translucent, add the tomatoes and stir well.

Step 5: Now cover the kadhai with a lid and let the tomatoes boil.

Step 6: Once the tomatoes start breaking off, turn off the gas and set it aside to cool.

Step 7: As soon as it is cool enough to handle, take out as many as whole spices possible and then blend the mixture into a puree.

Step 8: Now in the same kadhai, add the remaining butter along with the puree. Let the butter melt a bit before adding the puree.

Step 9: Add chili powder, turmeric, masala powder, ketchup and salt along with ½ cup of water. Let it boil.

Step10: Once the curry begins to boil, stir it and let it cook for another 20-30 minutes until you see the oil separating from the curry.

Step 11: Now, slice the paneer into small cubes and add them to the gravy. Stir gently.

Step 12: In the meantime, take another pan and dry roast the Kasuri methi and crush it into a fine powder.

Step 13: Add the Kasuri methi powder and fresh cream into the curry and turn off the flame.

Step 14: Cover the lid and your homemade paneer butter masala recipe is ready to be served.

You can try Paneer Tikka recipe or Butter Chicken Recipe

Tips for a perfect Butter Paneer Recipe

  1. You can add Cheese along with butter or top it to make it cheese butter masala.
  2. Use red riped tomatoes. Red tomatoes are the key for a greater taste.
  3. Instead of Onions, you can add cashews to balance the tangy taste of tomatoes.
  4. Don’t cook paneer in the gravy for too long. Just add it to the Butter Paneer gravy, stir it for 2 to 3 minutes and then switch off the flame.
  5. Grind the puree properly. It is important that the puree must be very smooth and no hard particles should be left.