VegetarianVegetarian Curries North Indian Paneer Butter Masala by ShivdeepKrishna March 5, 2006 written by ShivdeepKrishna March 5, 2006 Tasty & simple Paneer Butter Masala Print Recipe Votes: 21 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Cuisine North Indian Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial Ingredients Paneer(As reqd) - Tomato(ripe) - 500 gm Onion(large) - 2 nos Ginger(garlic paste - 2 tbsp) - *Cashewnut paste - 2 tbsp Garam masala powder - 2 tsp Butter - 4 tbsp Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp Chilly powder - 1 tsp Curd/Yoghurt - 2 tbsp Sugar - 1/2 tsp Coriander leaves(A few) - Salt(As reqd) - Cream(optional) - 50 ml Cuisine North Indian Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial Ingredients Paneer(As reqd) - Tomato(ripe) - 500 gm Onion(large) - 2 nos Ginger(garlic paste - 2 tbsp) - *Cashewnut paste - 2 tbsp Garam masala powder - 2 tsp Butter - 4 tbsp Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp Chilly powder - 1 tsp Curd/Yoghurt - 2 tbsp Sugar - 1/2 tsp Coriander leaves(A few) - Salt(As reqd) - Cream(optional) - 50 ml Votes: 21 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Instructions Pressure cook tomatoes upto 2 whistles. Remove the skin of the cooked tomatoes and make it into a puree. Boil 1 onion and make it into a paste. Chop the other onion length-wise. Fry the paneer lightly and keep aside. Heat 3 tsp of butter in a pan or a kadai. Fry the chopped onion, until it turns light brown. Add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and cashewnut paste and stir for about 3 - 4 mins. Add garam masala powder and stir for another couple of mins. Add tomato puree, chilly powder, yogurt and kasuri methi and stir for about 5 mins. Add paneer, sugar and salt to the mixture and stir for about 3 - 4 mins. Garnish with 1 tsp of butter, cream and coriander leaves. :- * You can increase the quantity of water if you need more gravy. * You can add 500gm tomato passata instead of tomatoes * Alternately you can fry all the onions till light brown and gring to paste. Share this Recipe DinnerEasyLunchNorthIndianSidedish 21 comments 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail ShivdeepKrishna Related Posts Mushroom Fry Kerala Sambar Easy to make Kerala Appam – Traditional Mushroom Masala Easy Green Peas Curry Kerala Style Kadala Curry Kerala Style 21 comments badra December 30, 2008 - 11:41 am This is excellent curry, everybody like it very much, thank u very much for posting this recipe.u will make me a good cook!!!!! Reply SHIVDEEP March 3, 2008 - 12:00 am APOLOGIES FOR MISSING OUT 2 INGREDIENTS. PLEASE ADD 1 TSP CHILLY POWDER AND 2 TBSP YOGURT/CURD AT STEP 10. REGARDS, SHIVDEEP Reply sharon July 23, 2007 - 12:00 am hi, I want 2 try this recipe but have no clue wat this kasuri methi is…. please advice… Reply LAKSHMI October 9, 2006 - 12:00 am I didnt find it that much good, this has to be improved Reply priya October 29, 2006 - 12:00 am Hey ..give general receipes..it was not that much good..what i have expected!!!!! Reply Latha October 5, 2006 - 12:00 am Hi, I tried this dish it came out very well, I think you have 4gotten to write to add the chilli powder, anyways I added a bit and came out very well. Thanks buddy! Reply manasa May 22, 2006 - 12:00 am It turned ot very good…..my husband liked it very much….thank you very much for the nice authentic recipe Reply Silvy Peter August 5, 2006 - 12:00 am This came out excellent, very professional like in restaurants. Good as a gravy dish as well as dry. Just vary water content as per desired consistency. Thank you. Reply Ammu August 13, 2006 - 12:00 am Excellent!!!It turned out really well. Like we get in hotels Reply Trisha August 14, 2006 - 12:00 am Superb….It was so nice. Expecting more recipes frm u. Pls post recipes on mutter paneer and paalak paneer….. Reply Vidhya July 10, 2008 - 12:00 am I have tried to make paneer butter masala several times and did not come out well. Tried this recipe and it was very tasty, a must try dish. Reply Sindhu July 12, 2006 - 12:00 am I tried this for the first time when I had some guest.Everybody liked a lot.It was so tasty.I definitely gona make it again.The suggestion from my side is if u are going to follow this recipe u wil be getting a thick gravy.It will be more good if u add a little water to it to make it light. Reply LAB June 25, 2007 - 12:00 am This is an excellent recipe..i tried and it came out really great. Thanks!!!! As most of the reviews said, chilli powder was missed out…even i added chilli powder and it was great Reply luvgoodfood June 1, 2007 - 12:00 am An excellent recipe for paneer butter masala. I just made it now and felt that I had to rate it immediately ! I had tried making this from different websites desperate to create an authentic paneer masala, just like the ones we get in restaurants. And let me tell u, never was I able to do justice until today. I made it at last !! The kasuri methi is a must-add for this recipe, without which its nearly impossible to get that restuarant taste, so folks, do not attempt to make this unless u have kasuri methi in yr pantry. Thanx very much for this one ! Reply luvgoodfood June 1, 2007 - 12:00 am Also wanted to say that I added a little bit of chilly powder and ommitted adding the cream at the end. And I just browned the paneer in some oil instead of butter. The only time I added butter was at the very end before turning the gas off. Nevertheless, it came out really well. Reply reshmi April 16, 2012 - 6:47 pm This was an excellent dish . My husband liked it very much i also added some bread crumbs to it. Reply Madeleine October 18, 2011 - 12:59 am This recipe is D-VINE. Just because I m a wannabe Indian, and not a real one, I substitute Haloumi for the paneer because I m too lazy to make it – and it is VERY tasty and good! Reply Scotty September 21, 2012 - 8:55 am Excellent recipe although very rich. I used the passata instead of fresh tomatoes Reply Vishul June 4, 2007 - 12:00 am Yaar banane ke baad bataunga…. excellent pe is liye rakkha hun, kyunki us main mere liye dusra option nahi hai…. Reply RAJESH March 4, 2009 - 8:41 am Dear Shivdeep Really wonderful taste. Excellent recipe. Keep it Up. Reply Jinu August 6, 2012 - 11:40 am This is by far the best recipe i have tried from this site……regardless of how many times i have made this, it always turns out good.. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Remember my details in this browser for the next time to post comment.