Butter Paneer is a rich, creamy, silky curry based dish made with paneer, fresh cream, spices, onion, tomato, cashews and butter. It is one of the most popular paneer dishes in India similar to kadai paneer, matar paneer, palak paneer etc..,
When the restaurant-style dish can be made at home with the same taste and texture, is the recipe not exciting? This is one such exciting recipe!! It doesn’t take much time too.
I used to make butter paneer for my sister-in-law and co-sister whenever I visit India long ago. They used to like it. By sharing the recipe, many can make this mouth-watering dish!!
To make butter paneer masala, first onions, tomatoes (use riped one’s), cashews along with spices are sauted and blended to smooth, silky texture curry base. Then it is further simmered along with paneer, garam masala and kasuri methi. Finally fresh cream and coriander leaves are added.
Is it not very simple to make? Paneer butter masala goes well with butter naan, chapati, roti, plain basmati rice, jeera rice etc..,
Let us check the recipe of this mouth-watering, restaurant-style, creamy, silky, buttery- Butter Paneer Masala❤
Paneer- 20 big pieces ( approx. 250 gms)
Onion- 2 medium sized ( chopped)
Tomato- 3 large ( chopped)
Butter- 2 and a half tbsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Red chilli- 4
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp ( kashmiri red chilli powder can be used)
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 3/4th tsp ( good to add as it balances the spice and tanginess)
Bay leaf- 1
Cinnamon stick- 1 inch
Cardamom pods- 2
Kasuri methi- 1 tsp ( crushed)
Fresh cream- 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp
Salt- as needed.
Kashmiri red chilli powder can be used as it gives good color and mild spice.
Red chilli powder can also be added directly to oil and butter along with bay leaves, cinnamon stick and cardamom in low flame instead of adding after the blended onion tomato paste.
Ghee can be used instead of butter too.
Adjust the gravy consistency by adding little more water as per your desire. Do not make it watery.
Please go through all the explanations and the instructions from the beginning carefully.