Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

This Paneer Butter Masala Recipe is a very simple one, yet it never fails, even if you are going to try this for first time. My mom prepares this Paneer Butter Masala so excellently, whenever she prepares on weekdays, she stores some for me in fridge and i will feasting on it when i come home from hostel for weekends. This Recipe has very few ingredients. You cannot Omit Butter, as thats what enrich this dish. but you can also avoid butter and add fresh cream towards the end of preparing this gravy.

Paneer Butter Masala


Big Onion - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Capsicum - 1
Paneer - 150 gms
Corriander Leaves - 1 bunch or 1 cup
Cashews - 5 to 7
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Butter - 3 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp

Paneer Butter Masala Ingredients


Heat 1 tbsp of Oil in a Pan, and saute the onions and tomatoes. fry them till they turn translucent.
add corriander leaves and saute it too. Cool the mix for grinding.
Add Cashews to the onion -tomato-corriander leaves and grind them into a smooth paste. add little water to grind.

Heat 1 tbsp of Oil in a pan, and fry the chopped capsicum's. after frying the capsicum's, add the grinded paste to the pan. add little water and let the mix boil. add chilli powder and salt to taste.

Chop the Paneer into small cube's and add it to the pan. Add 3 tbsp's of Butter and close the pan with its lid and let the gravy boil in medium flame for about 4 minutes, till the oil emits on the sides of the pan.

Garnish with Corriander Leaves and serve with Chapathi's or Vegetable Pulao.

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe


I have used the Paneer as such, without frying. If you are going to use fresh Paneer, thats not frozen, you can add paneer without frying.

If you are using Frozen Paneer, de-frost it in your microwave on high for 1 minute. or put the paneer in a bowl of water for 15 minutes.

Dip the paneer in hot water for 2-3 minutes, which makes the Paneer soft.

I have said this recipe orally to many of my friends and everyone have tried and liked the recipe very much. I also prepared this for my son's Birthday Party and my friends loved it. This Post is specially for Sundari, as she had been asking me to post this recipe here. Sorry Sundari for taking so Much Time.

This is certainly a Divine Paneer dish. Hope you all will try and enjoy this dish!!
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