How to Make Paneer Butter Masala @ Home

Paneer Butter Masala

Ingredients for masala paste:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 large sized onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 large sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger – garlic paste
  • 15 whole cashews

other ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup cream, full cream
  • 9 pieces Paneer
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Method of Paneer Butter Masala

  • Firstly, in a large kadai heat butter and saute onions and ginger-garlic paste, further add tomatoes and cashews. saute till they turn mushy, make it cool completely and blend to smooth paste without adding any water. Keep it aside.
  • Take an another Kadai heat butter and saute bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon stick.
  • Add turmeric and chili powder and saute on very low flame for 20 seconds.
  • Then, add prepared onion-tomato paste and saute 5 minutes cover it and simmer for 10 minutes or till the oil separates from the gravy.
  • Additionally add coriander powder and salt to taste. Saute 5 minutes or till the raw smell of spices disappears.
  • further add cream and mix well.
  • Then add cubed paneer pieces and coat the gravy by mixing gently, cover it and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Lastly add garam masala and kasuri methi. mix well. Then Garnish with Corainder Leaves.
  • Finally, Paneer butter masala is ready to serve with roti or naan.