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Paneer Butter Masala: A Classic Indian Paneer Dish


  1. cubes Paneer

  2. 2-3 tbsp butter or ghee

  3. 2-3 onions

  4. 4-5 garlic cloves

  5. Amul Fresh cream

  6. 1 Bay leave

  7. stick Cinnamon

  8. 3-4 Cloves

  9. 6-7 Cashews

  10. 1 Black cardamom

  11. Salt as per taste

  12. 1-2 tbsp Garam masala

  13. Sugar as per taste

  14. Water

  15. 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder

  16. 1/2 tbsp Kitchen king powder

  17. 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder

  18. 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

  19. leaves coriander

  20. Kasturi methi

  21. 2-3 Tomatoes

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan or kadhai on medium flame. Once the oil is hot, add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, black cardamom, cloves and saute them for few seconds.

Step 2

Then add roughly chopped onion, green chillies and garlic and saute it for 2-3 mins until it becomes translucent in color.

Step 3

Add some cashews and roughly chopped tomatoes and mix them well. Then add 1 cup of water. Cover the lid and let them cook on medium heat for 10-15 mins.

Step 4

After 10-15 mins, remove the pan from heat and remove the bay leaf, black cardamom, cinnamon stick and cloves. Let the mixture cool down for few mins and then transfer the mixture to a blender. (It’s important to let the mixture cool down for few mins otherwise it will all blow up from the mixer.)

Step 5

Grind the mixture to a smooth paste and set it aside.

Step 6

So now in the same pan add some butter or ghee on medium heat. Make sure if you are adding butter, add some oil also. Once the butter melts, add finely chopped ginger and garlic and saute them. Add kitchen king, red chili powder, Kashmiri red chili powder and fry for few seconds, as it will give a nice color to curry.

Step 7

Then add the ground paste into the pan or kadhai. Now add some garam masala, cardamom powder, salt and some sugar (according to your taste). Mix well and cook them for 2-3 minutes. You can also add some water (if needed).

Step 8

Then add some cream and mix it well. Keep stirring.

Step 9

Now add in the paneer cubes and cook for 2-3 mins. Finally add crushed kasturi methi and mix.

Step 10

Your paneer butter masala is ready. Garnish some fresh Coriander/Cilantro on it and serve hot with Chapati, naan or rice.

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