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Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala
How to make Paneer Butter Masala

About Paneer Butter Masala Recipe | Butter Paneer | Paneer Makhani Recipe: A delicious, luscious and rich butter based paneer (cottage cheese) dish, cooked in a creamy, milk gravy with the goodness of tomato and onion. A perfect dinner party dish so you will never have to think too much about what to cook for vegetarian party! An easy, tasty yet quick paneer recipe with aroma that will instantly palpitate your taste buds.

Ingredients in Paneer Butter Masala Recipe | Butter Paneer | Paneer Makhani Recipe: Succulent paneer chunks pan fried in butter and simmered with spices, milk and cream along with cashew nuts to makes a delicious dish to feast on!

Best Way to Enjoy Paneer Butterl Masala (Butter Paneer):Serve Paneer Butter Masala dish with steamed rice or hot rotis. You will also love it along with piping hot Parathas as well.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Paneer Butter Masala

  • For frying Paneer:
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 cup Paneer cubes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • For gravy:
  • 1/2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 cubes Butter
  • 1 Black cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 5 Green cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Tomato, chopped
  • 7-8 nos Cashews
  • 1/4 tsp Green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Oil
  • 2 cubes Butter
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder

How to Make Paneer Butter Masala

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Heat oil in a pan.
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Put paneer cubes to it. Add salt and red chilli powder to it.
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Pan fry the paneer cubes.
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Prepare the gravy:

Heat oil in a pan again. Add butter.
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Now add black cardamom, cinnamon and green cardamom.
Stir a little and then add ginger and garlic.
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Mix well.
Put chopped onion and tomato. Mix again.
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Add cashews and green chilli to the mix and puree the mixture.
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Now heat oil in another pan. Add butter.
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Once the butter starts to flutter, add the pureed mixture to the pan.
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Mix and let it simmer.
Add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and black pepper. Mix well.
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Keep stirring and let the gravy simmer and add kasoori methi followed by honey.
Add fried paneer cubes to the simmering gravy. Mix well.
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Now add milk and mix thoroughly.
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Let it come to simmer and then add cream along with cardamom powder. Mix well.
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Serve hot.
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