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Paneer butter masala

Recipe by prathima of Bangalore, IN

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 200 gms Paneer
    • 50 gms Cashewnuts
    • 50 gms Pumpkin seeds
    • 50 gms Khova
    • 4 onions
    • 3 tomatoes
    • 2 green chillies
    • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
    • 2 tsp red chili powder
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp poppy seeds
    • 1" cinnamon stick 
    • 3 cloves
    • 2 cardamoms
    • 1 tsp garam masala powder roasted
    • kasuri methi
    • 1 cup curd
    • oil / butter preferably
    • salt to taste.


    1. In a pan add butter cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, turmeric powder, onion, ginger garlic paste, chopped green chillies.
    2. Stir fry until onions turn pinkish golden color then add tomatoes & 1 tsp red chilli powder then fry again until tomatoes are soft. add salt to it
    3. Once the tomatoes are done, add cashew, pumpkin & poppy seeds. Roast for 2 mins then add some water to it then let it cool. Then grind into paste.
    4. Chop paneer into 1" cubes then in another pan deep fry them. Remove excess oil on kitchen towel.
    5. Now in another pan add some butter followed by mustard [optional], red chilli powder, garam masala powder, roasted kasuri methi powder to it & then the ground paste, mashed khova
    6. Boil for 5 minutes. Keep stirring. Add some more salt  and boil for 2 mins then add curd to it boil for 2 more mins then finally add the paneer cubes to it
    7. Garnish it with coriander leaves.



    I tried this recipe 3 times and every time it came out very well. every one enjoyed having it. Good recipe. Thanks


    Hi Prathima, What is khova? Also do you slice the onions or do you chop them fine? Thanks

    Rachna Dubey

    Rachna Dubey

    gr8 one its very gud


    Hi, I am very glad that u have given a very great recipe. It really tasted very good. all my guest members liked it very much. Where Can I have some of your receipes.


    its a grt recipe.i tried it twice and it tasted delicious both times.thanks


    Hi Prathima, I came across ur site and found a very tempting and unique recipe for Paneer Butter Masala. I wud certainly try it next time...! Keep it up. Thanks 4 recipe. Sonu:)



    Hi Yogi thank u for that ........Will write in more recipes further.



    Hi yogi I have written few other recipes here but its still not being published on the website so u must be getting it very shortly i believe so.


    Prathima, I must say I am so glad I came across your recipe. I tried it and this is THE BEST Butter Masala that I have ever tasted in my life. I only made one modification and added boneless chicken instead of paneer. But the gravy taste was awesome. Keep it up! Just fantastic!!! Where do I get more of your recipes. I am hooked onto your cooking already :-).



    Thank you Stephanie.I would help you with the ingredients that you would want to know in any other language so give me the ingredients name for which i can give other names which are easier for you to buy from the grocery stores.


    suggest some simple receipe to make panner butter masala.


    I am trying to learn Indian cooking as it is delicious - It would be wonderful to have a glossary of ingredients on this site so that it is possible to know what to buy at the grocers. The directions are very clear and for that I thank you. How wonderful this internet is - to be able to get original recipes from all over the world!

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