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Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is a famous Indian curry.Probably, most people order it with Tandoori roti or Rumali Roti at a restaurant .It may also make or break a reviewer’s opinion about a restaurant.Most noteworthy,this recipe is a favorite with all age groups.You can pair it with Pindi chole and rajma for any party.However,it is easy to make at home.

Make this curry for any special occasion.It has minimum spices but is still rich and yummy.

It is also kid friendly and even aged people can eat it.Bachelors love it, so do the groups of large families.Many non-vegetarians also love their cottage cheese.

If you love your paneer, you can make it in advance .Alternatively, buy some from any local dairy over the weekend.

Whip up a quick treat if you have guests coming home at a short notice.

Advantages of including Paneer or cottage cheese in your diet:
  • Rich source of protein
  • Super dose of calcium
  • Improves metabolism
  • It is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
  • Good for diabetics,cancer prevention,reduces risk of heart diseases


To watch the video:How to make Paneer Butter Masala

To read the written recipe of Paneer Butter Masala scroll below:

Paneer Butter Masala
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Paneer Butter Masala


  • 400 grams paneer/cottage cheese cubes
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbp garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 4 tbsp oil/ghee(clarified butter)
  • 2 cups water
  • 5-6 cashews


  • Heat 2 tbsp.oil and add onions & salt,saute for 5 mins.
  • Add ginger,garlic & chillies with tomatoes,
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt,cashews,cook until soft.
  • Add spices,kasuri methi.Mix well.
  • Now,add 2 cups of water and mix .
  • Blend once cool.
  • In a pan,add 2 tbsp.ghee/oil with blended mix .
  • Add cottage cheese cubes to the gravy and let it come to a boil.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Serve hot with roti or jeera rice.


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3 Responses

  1. Diksha
    | Reply

    Awesome…looks yummy!

  2. Leeravikas
    | Reply

    Almost once in a week I prepare paneer following the above recipe.. yummy it’s..

    • bhavana bhatia
      | Reply

      Thank you so much for your feedback

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