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Butter Paneer Masala Recipe

Butter Paneer Masala
How To Make Butter Paneer Masala

About Butter Paneer Masala Recipe: A vegetarian delight, comforting paneer curry imbued with simple spices. Paneer morsels immersed in the tomato gravy, finished with dollop of butter and nut, butter paneer masala makes for a delicious lunch or dinner option.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 05 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Butter Paneer Masala

  • 200 gms paneer
  • For the marinade:
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tsp grouns cumin
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 100 gms yogurt
  • For the curry:
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 5 medium tomato, pureed
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 tsp honey
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 25 gms butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped

How to Make Butter Paneer Masala

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In a medium bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients with some seasoning.
Cut the paneer into bite-sized cubes and toss with the marinade.
Cover and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
Roast the marinated paneer in oven at 180 C for 15 minutes and keep aside.
In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the oil. Add the cumin, onion, garlic, green chilli, ginger and some seasoning.
Fry on a medium heat for 12-15 minutes or until soft.
Add the spices with the tomato purée, cook for a further 15 minutes until fragrant and then add the water.
Cook for another 15-20 minutes on low heat. Add the paneer to the gravy.
Simmer for 10 minutes, add honey and adjust the seasoning.
Top with a dollop of butter and fresh coriander.
Serve with rice, green salad and lime wedges.
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