Paneer Butter Masala

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Paneer Butter Masala

Cottage cheese in creamy tomato gravy

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Serves 2
Main Ingredients Cottage Cheese

Paneer Butter masala is a very popular vegetarian dish which is loved all around the country. This Mughlai recipe is quick and easy but will taste exactly like those in restaurants.


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  • 250 grams cottage cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ cup tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup cream
  • salt to taste
  • oil 3 tbsp

Paneer Butter Masala Ingredients

Paneer Butter Masala Ingredients


  1. In a large bowl, pour hot water. Add salt and mix well. Add the cubed paneer pieces and let it sit for a while. This will make the paneer pieces soft.
  2. In the meantime, heat the oil in a wok. Add the onion . sauté on a low flame till golden brown in colour.
  3. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for another 1 minute.
  4. Add the tomato puree, tomato ketchup, coriander powder, red chilli powder , Kasuri Methi and salt. Fry till the oil separates from the masala. This will take 10 minutes on a low flame. Keep on sprinkling water if the spice mixture sticks to the bottom of the wok.
  5. Pour milk and ¼ cup water mix well. Add the drained paneer cubes. Mix well and let it come to a boil.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the cream and garam masala powder
  8. Mix well
  9. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  10. Serve hot

Serving Instructions

Serve it hot with jeera rice or naan


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