paneer butter masala recipe | paneer makhani | butter paneer masala

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paneer butter masala recipe | paneer makhani | butter paneer masala with detailed photo and video recipe. perhaps one of the most popular indian vegetarian curry recipes from indian cuisine. it is a mildly spicy paneer gravy recipe from the rich punjabi cuisine.
paneer makhanipaneer butter masala recipe | paneer makhani | butter paneer masala with step by step photo and video recipe. basically this exotic paneer curry is prepared with tomato onion sauce which is creamed with cream and cashews paste. plus it is spiced with whole dry spices and ginger garlic paste. it is typically served with tandoori roti and garlic naan, but certainly can also be tried with jeera rice and pulav recipes.

i am ardent follower of paneer recipes and i love paneer butter masala. whenever, we plan for outdoor dinners, paneer makhani is always on the order list. perhaps, it has become routine for us to order butter paneer and to be honest my love to paneer recipes have not gone down. after i moved to australia, i personally did not like the taste of paneer butter masala recipe. may be because, it was too creamy and less sauce and spice. hence i started to cook myself and today i am sharing the full proof method which i have learnt all these years.

paneer butter masalafurthermore, some important tips while preparing butter masala recipe. firstly, do not forget to use cashew paste or whole cashews while grounding onion and tomato paste. if your cashews are hard, then i would recommend to soak it for 30 minutes. alternatively, you can also use store bought tomato paste instead of grounding onion and tomato paste. but i prefer to freshly prepare rather than store bought one. lastly, this recipe can be extended to tofu curry by replacing it with paneer. this option is handy if you do not like paneer cubes.

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paneer butter masala recipe | paneer makhani | butter paneer masala
 
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easy paneer butter masala recipe | paneer makhani | butter paneer masala
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Recipe type: main course
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
for masala paste:
  • 1 tbsp unsalted 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 / tej patta
  • 3 cloves / lavang
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder / daniya powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup cream, full cream
  • 9 pieces paneer / cottage cheese
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat butter and saute onions and ginger-garlic paste.
  2. further add tomatoes and cashews. saute till they turn mushy.
  3. cool completely and blend to smooth paste without adding any water.
  4. furthermore, heat butter and saute bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon stick.
  5. also add turmeric and chili powder and saute on very low flame for 20 seconds.
  6. further add prepared onion-tomato paste and saute 5 minutes.
  7. also cover and simmer for 10 minutes or till the oil separates from the gravy.
  8. additionally add coriander powder and salt to taste.
  9. saute 5 minutes or till the raw smell of spices disappears.
  10. further add cream and mix well.
  11. then add cubed paneer pieces and coat the gravy by mixing gently.
  12. cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  13. lastly add garam masala and kasuri methi. mix well.
  14. finally, paneer butter masala aka panner makhani is ready to serve with roti or naan.


how to make paneer butter masala or paneer makhani with step by step photo recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat butter.
    paneer butter masala
  2. furthermore, saute onions till they turn translucent.
    paneer butter masala
  3. also saute 1 tsp of ginger-garlic paste till the raw smell disappears.
    paneer butter masala
  4. further add tomatoes and saute till they turn mushy.
    paneer butter masala
  5. also add cashews and saute till the cashews and tomatoes are cooked well.
    paneer butter masala
  6. cool completely and blend to smooth paste without adding any water.
    paneer butter masala
  7. furthermore, heat butter and saute bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon stick.
    paneer makhani
  8. also add turmeric and chili powder and saute on very low flame for 20 seconds. this helps to give rich colour to paneer butter masala gravy.
    paneer makhani
  9. further add prepared onion-tomato paste and saute 5 minutes.
    paneer makhani
  10. also cover and simmer for 10 minutes or till the oil separates from the gravy.
    paneer makhani
  11. additionally add coriander powder and salt to taste.
    paneer makhani
  12. saute 5 minutes or till the raw smell of spices disappears.
    paneer makhani
  13. further add cream and mix well. adding cream makes gravy more rich and creamy.
    paneer makhani
  14. then add cubed paneer pieces and coat the gravy by mixing gently without breaking paneer pieces. cut pieces to the desired shape.
    butter paneer masala
  15. cover and simmer for 5 minutes making sure paneer absorbs the gravy.
    butter paneer masala
  16. lastly add garam masala and kasuri methi. mix well.
    butter paneer masala
  17. finally, paneer butter masala aka panner makhani is ready to serve with roti or naan.
    paneer butter masala


notes:

  • firstly, saute onions and tomatoes well to avoid raw smell in the gravy.
  • additionally, adding cashews makes gravy more rich and creamy.
  • furthermore, use oil if you are diet conscious. however, preparing with butter makes gravy more rich and tasty.
  • finally, paneer butter masala aka panner makhani taste great when prepared with fresh paneer.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

44 COMMENTS

  1. I have just started showing keen interest in cooking…n first of all I made paneer butter masala for my husband and it cooked so yummmyyy that my husband asked for more…THANKU HebbarsKitchen FOR MAKING THAT DINNER SPECIAL

  2. This looks very yummy.. Going to try this out. Can i know if there is a substitute for cream? Or can i just leave it out all together?

  3. Simple & Tasty recipe…the taste came out exactly as i expected! Had a query though, the consistency of the gravy was too thick for my liking.. how do i make it a little thinner?? Can i add some water??

  4. Tried this recipe today . turned out to be good with little modifications as I need to keep adding hot water to the gravy didn’t got the same consistency as it’s . maybe we do not get same kind of juice tomatoes here . Added badi ilaychi for more flavor along with Ghee .. it turned out to be great .. Thanks

  5. Hi..loved yur recipe..I’m going to try the recipe..I would like to know how much gm of paneer is needed? Your panned looks big but I got mine from a shop n they are smaller and I would like to know how much ? Or should I just stick to 9 paneer’s? Thanking you in advance

  6. Hi,
    I had prepared the receipe.it turned out yummy, However my only problem was it turned out more dry instead of gravy. Kindly advise if I can add water .

    • perhaps it could be your onion and tomato size was smaller as compared to mine? in that case increase your tomato and onion quantity by 1.5

  7. Hi,
    I made as per instructions given in ur site however the taste is awesome but mine was dry not gravy can u plz tell wat went wrong.. Awaiting ur reply.

    • I can think of 2 possible situations here. 1 you could have missed with the quantity of ingredients or it the gravy was boiled too much so it dried out.

  8. Hi. I am not sure if I should ask you this question or not because all your recipes are vegetarian. I was wondering if I can make butter chicken with the same recipe? Feel free to delete my comment if you have to.

    • Not at all issue Amrita. You can use the same recipe but perhaps you may need to marinate the chicken with curd, ginger garlic and spices. This is my guess and you may have to refer other sites for proper marination. Thanks.

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