Indian Curry Recipes

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is a popular delicious Punjabi side dish filled with Indian Spices, paneer cubes, fresh cream with a slight butter taste. This dish is also known in the name of Paneer Makhani. Every North Indian restaurant has this dish in their menu card but the problem I noticed is adding color which enhances look of the dish & we cannot confirm whether the Paneer cubes are fresh or stored one. I thought of trying this dish at home with homemade paneer without adding any color. Let’s go to the recipe & hope you all will try this in your kitchen.

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • Paneer Cubes – 500gms (2 cups of cubes)
  • Fresh Cream – 1cup (I used Amul fresh cream)
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Onion – 2 medium sized (finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp (I used 5 garlic pods & 1 inch ginger & made fine paste)
  • Chili Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  • Dhania/ Malli/ Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  • Tomato sauce/ ketchup – 1 ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek/ Kasuri methi leaves – a pinch (dry leaves)
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Salt as per taste.




  • Heat 2 tsp oil in pan & add paneer cubes.
  • Fry the paneer cubes till all the sides turn slightly golden brown.
  • Remove paneer cubes to a dish which is coated with a paper napkin.
  • Add 1 tsp of oil in same pan & add chopped onion & sauté well.
  • When the onion starts turning golden brown, add ginger-garlic paste & sauté well for a 2 minutes.
  • Then add chili powder. turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder & little salt.
  • Sauté well till nice aroma comes out & all ingredients are well combined.
  • Then add chopped tomato & sauté till the oil separates.
  • Add tomato sauce & sauté for 2 mins.
  • Then add milk. Mix well & cook covered for at least 5 mins.
  • When you remove the lid you can see it has become thick gravy.
  • Add 1 tsp of coriander leaves & a pinch of kasuri methi to the gravy. Sauté well.
  • Once the gravy is properly cooked add fried paneer cubes & mix well.
  • Then add fresh cream & mix well & cook for 5 mins in low flame.
  • Adjust salt as per taste.
  • Garnish the dish with balance coriander leaves.

Paneer Butter Masala goes well with naan, roti, chapathis.

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