Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Paneer Butter Masala

This is one of my favourite dishes . This process looks bit long but gives very good taste .

Ingredients required :-

For marination :-

Paneer : 1/4 kg

curd : 1 & 1/2 cup

Turmeric : 1/4 tspn


chilly powder : 1 tspn

kashmiri chilly powder : 1 tspn

coriander powder : 1 & 1/2 tspn

jeera powder : 1/2 tspn

garam masala powder : 1/2 tspn

Ginger garlic paste : 1 & 1/2 tspn

oil : 1 tspn

Ingredients For Preparing Gravy :-

Onions : 3

Tomatoes : 3

Poppy seeds : 1 tbspn

Cashew : 10

Sugar : 1/4 tspn

Cloves : 2

Cardamom : 1

Cinnamon : 1

Bay leaf : 1

Kasuri methi : 1/2 tspn

Chilly Powder : 1/2 tspn

coriander powder : 1 tspn

Jeera powder : 1tspn

Garam masala powder : 1/2 tspn

Turmeric : 1/4 tspn

Coriander leaves : 5 strigs

Preparation :-

  • Take Paneer and cut into cubes .

  • Marinate all the ingredients under the subtitle ' For Marination ' for half an hour .

  • Dry fry poppy seeds and cashews and grind them to a fine powder . Takeout into a plate.

  • Chop onions and grind them in mixcy.

  • Boil water in a vessel . Add tomatoes and let it boil nicely . Cool them . Peel out their skin and grind it in the same mixcy container after grinding onions.

  • After 30 mins of soaking paneer , take 2 pans .

  • In one pan put paneer mixture .

  • In another pan add butter . When it melts add 1/4 tspn sugar (optional) .

  • When sugar turns brown add cinnamon , cloves and cardamom.

  • After a min add grinded onion tomato paste .

  • While the mixture is boiling add salt , jeera powder , chilly powder , turmeric , coriander powder . Mix nicely.

  • Let it boil for some time . Now add kasuri methi (crush it in ur hands while adding).

  • Now add grinded cashew poppy seed powder.

  • I think by this time ur paneer mixture is ready .

  • Take paneer mixture from stove and add it gently to the gravy.

  • Add 1/2 cup of water and mix nicely .

  • When u get ur required consistency add fresh cream / butter and coriander leaves .

  • Switchoff stove and serve hot with rotis / naan / parathas.


  1. hennaart said...
    Hi.. your cooking are very nice.
    I like your blog...
    priyanka said...
    HI preethi
    you blog is soo good...i love cooking and found ur blog very interesting and loved the step wise photos hw they look..gr8 job. n i am gng to try butter paneer masala.
    Hi Priyanka , thank u for ur compliements . so how did paneer butter masala turned out ? good to know that u have cooking interest .
    with cheers,
    Shirley said...
    Hi..ur cooking is too good. I love the way you present and explain it step by step. Every evening I carry a print out of your recipe to make my dinner delicious... thanks to you. I love the way u do. Post more please. Help me with Ragi ball if u knw, becoz i love to eat them with greens.
    Hi shirley ,
    R u asking about Ragi sankati? If so am sorry to say that i dont know . I think that dish is prepared in rayalseema regions of AP. But google it defnetley u will get it.

    DIYA said...
    Hii....i liked ur blog...
    I will try this paneer butter masala... keep going..
    krits said...
    hi preethi
    i love ur blog.. the dishes are very tempting.. i am new to the kitchen and am trying ur dishes..they come out so good..thanks for the recipes and wonerful step by step photos..
    can you tell me where i can find fresh cream here in US?/ i see oly sour cream or whipping cream..can u pls help me on that?/
    Hi Krits,
    You can use half & half milk as a cream substitute. You get half & half in any grocery stores.

    Vky said...
    Your blog is too good...and guide for next level cooking...

    Thanks for all the guidelines !! :)
    Silversaint said...
    Veryyyyy good recipe...

    Tried it for the first time today... needed a little more spice to get to my taste :) ... . it was awesome.. thanks
    Anonymous said...
    hi, would like to know the exact recipe of paneer butter masala santosh dhaba style... never tasted the curry so delicious as they serve

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