Green Moong Paneer Butter Masala | Moong Paneer


Green Moong Paneer Butter Masala is a wholesome, nutritious and delectable dish that combines the goodness of paneer, green moong dal and a rich buttery tomato based thick gravy. This is an aromatic and flavorful curry that will sure impress your taste buds. The star of the dish is green moong beans, a lugume that is a great addition to any vegan or vegetarian dish. Paneer, on the other hand, is a versatile product used widely in Indian Cuisine. Paneer adds a velvety and creamy texture to the dish and pairs wonderfully with green moon beans. The buttery tomato based gravy is what gives Moong Paneer dish its distinct richness and flavor. The gravy is made with a combination of fresh tomatoes and other flavorful seasonings. The dish is cooked down until a thick, luscious consistency is attained. The addition of butter enhances the taste and grants the dish a silky texture. When the ingredients are cooked and combined together, Moong Paneer becomes a medley of flavors.

Try Green Moong Paneer Butter Masala at home and do not forget to send me feedback. The soft and creamy paneer, the earthiness of green moong beans and the tangy sweetness of the tomato based gravy creates a flavorful harmonious blend that is both indulgent and comforting. Green moong beans are a legume that are nutritious, packed with protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals. Green moong beans are known to promote weight loss, aid digestion and regulate blood sugar levels. Moong Paneer is best enjoyed with roti, naan and steamed rice. The combo of the soft melt in your mouth texture of paneer with the creamy gravy, makes every single bite heavenly. The vibrant green color of moong beans add a delightful visual appeal making the dish even more appetizing. You can explore a well detailed Green Moong Paneer Butter Masala recipe here, a perfect option for vegetarians.


Green Moong Paneer Butter Masala | Moong Paneer

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4 people


For seasoning:


  • Pressure cook whole green gram dal.
  • Cut onions lengthwise(thin pieces) and tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Heat butter in a pan.
  • Add ginger, garlic, cloves and cinnamon. Fry for few minutes.
  • Add onions and fry till it becomes soft.
  • Add chopped tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilly powder.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of water with the cooked green gram dal.
  • Add coconut, salt and sugar. Cover the pan and bring it to boil.
  • Finally, add paneer cubes and cook for few minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


You can visit this link Dhaba Style Paneer Masala. You can also visit linkPaneer Burji Omelette.
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Response (12)
  1. S
    Seema December 14, 2009

    Wow I am making this recipe for the first time and it is yummm… thanks for posting this …..

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    nithya May 1, 2010

    A very good recipe..easy to prepare..

  3. S
    Shubhasridhar April 6, 2006

    Some thing different ha..!!!!

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    reshma May 11, 2006

    Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

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