Paneer Butter Masala Recipe


This Paneer masala recipe a creamy base of onions, tomatoes and cashews with Paneer. Paneer is an awesome side-Dish had along with Naan, chapati, dosa & roti and also goes excellent with pulao. This dish is made Paneer /Cottage Cheese blend together in a creamy buttery base. This recipe can be made very easily and too quick. This is a famous north Indian dish often had in restaurants all around the world.

This Paneer Butter Masala is tastes exactly like the one at your favorite restaurant, It has a creamy tomato-based sauce. It has a rich curry made with butter, cashews and cream & it is pairs well with naan or rice. There is a generous amount of butter and fresh cream used which makes it mild sweet and spicy curry. With my video and step-by-step guide you can easily make this restaurant style paneer butter masala at home!

Watch Paneer Butter Masala Recipe in Tamil

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 18 min Total Time 28 mins
Servings: 5
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Main Ingredients

To prepare masala paste

How to make Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

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  1. To make base gravy heat some oil in a pan. Add chopped onions ,sauté the onions are translucent add Garlic, Ginger(you can also use 1 Tbsp. of ginger garlic paste) & cashew nuts and sauté it for a minute. Do not add too much of cashews as this may change the taste of the gravy. Then add chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes turns into a paste or until soft.

  2. Add the paneer in hot water for few minutes it will become soft.

  3. Once the mixture cools down transfer it to a blender and grind it to a smooth paste...This is the base gravy.

  4. Heat the pan with 3 tbsp. butter, add the Onion Tomato Puree and mix well.

  5. Then add Garam masala powder, red chili powder & roasted cumin powder. I have used Kashmiri chili powder to get a nice color, if you are using regular chili powder please reduce the amount of chili powder to 1 tsp.

  6. Cook the masala in medium flame for about 4 minutes until oil separates.

  7. Now add required Milk. Cover and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes on a medium heat.

  8. Now add fresh cream mix it well.

  9. Add paneer & crushed kasuri Methi ,Gently mix the paneer with the gravy and again cover and cook for 2-3 minutes on a medium heat.

  10. add little sugar it will enhance the taste.

  11. Finally add chopped coriander leaves then switch off the flame.


  • You can also add a tbsp of cream on the top to get a creamy texture
  • Instead of paneer you can add peas or califlower.
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Gomathi Ramesh

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Hi there! I am Gomathi Ramesh, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

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