Friday 22 January 2021

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer - 250 gram pack
Salt (to taste)

Cinnamon stick - 1
Bay leaves 2-3
Cumin seeds - One tea spoon

Onions - 2-3  large chopped
Cashew nuts - 10 - 12

Tomato - 2 large
Ginger garlic paste - 2 table spoon

Red chilly powder - 1 tea spoon
Cumin powder - 2 tea spoon
Coriander powder - 2 tea spoon
Gram masala powder - 1 tea spoon

Double cream - 2-3 table spoon
Coriander leaves (to garnish)


  1. Cut Paneer in cubes, and put in hot water with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder for few minutes, then take the paneer out of the water

  2. Heat oil in a pot
  3. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, fry for 30 seconds
  4. Add chopped onions and fry them until light brown
  5. Take onions out avoid taking spices out leave them in oil
  6. Grind onions and 10-12 cashew nuts in a grinder

  7. In the remaining oil add two chopped tomato and ginger garlic paste and salt
  8. Once tomatoes starts softening and oil is separated, add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder and any meat masala, mix well
  9. Add grinded onion in pot and mix well then add paneer (or fried chicken) and mix well again 
  10. Add water and put on low flame till paneer (or chicken) is done
  11. Add double cream and cook for another 5-10 min till oil comes on top
  12. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves


You can make Chicken Butter Masala, instead of Paneer Butter Masala.

Chicken - 1 kg boneless, small pcs (instead of Paneer)

Instead of step 1 in the main recipe, follow the below steps

  1. Put 4 table spoon of oil in pot and heat it
  2. Add boneless chicken pieces and fry them until it changes colour
  3. Take the chicken out and keep aside
  4. Use the same oil and follow step 2 onwards for the main recipe (add more oil if needed)

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