Paneer Butter Masala

April 8, 2012 Posted by

We had relatives visiting us on Friday and I had to cook after coming back from work and did not have much time. So tried this quick recipe which I had written down in my book but had never tried before. I wasn’t very sure how it would taste. But at the cost of sounding immodest, I must tell you that this turned out better than dishes served in restaurants:) 

  1. Take a non stick pan and fry 1 grated onion in 1 tbsp oil/butter and saute till brown. I add some salt while sauteing the onions as the salt gets absorbed and the dish tastes better.
  2. In the meantime, take a bowl. Add 2 tsp of coriander powder, 2 tsp of chilli powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 2 tsp of kasoori methi powder, puree of  2 tomatoes and half a cup milk and whisk it and leave aside. I add spices always   based on my judgement and my preferred you can change this according to your liking.
  3. Add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste to the onion and saute. Now add the above mixture and let it cook on a slow flame for 3-4 mins.
  4. Add  250 gms paneer cubes and salt to taste and bring it to one boil. Garnish with coriander and serve with Chappatis. You can add cream if you want but I skipped it.
The video for this recipe can be found here at I used fresh onions and fresh tomato puree instead of fried onions and ketchup that the chef is using here.
Category: vegetarian

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12 thoughts on “Paneer Butter Masala”

  1. Awesome…this is a new way of keeping the gravy mixed in advance and then adding to the onion…will try it…looks a great way to save time as well…

  2. Shweta says:

    U bet Sush..was done in half an hour along with chopping, pureeing and all..
    let me know how it turns out when u try this dish 🙂

  3. Mona says:

    Looks yummy n easy..will try !!

  4. seema pai says:

    Was it supposed to be tsp measures? The gravy was bitter when I used tbsp of Garam masala etc.

  5. seema pai says:

    Did u use any oil @ all?

  6. Shweta says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog… I did use the same measurements but then I use homemade garam masala..could that be the reason why it turned bitter?? You can probably adjust by adding more milk. I used very little oil to fry the onions…somehow forgot to write that in a hurry…edited the post now

  7. seema pai says:

    I did use oil. But Garam masala normally in my cooking I use no more than 1 tsp. may be The diff is using home made Garam masala.

  8. seema pai says:

    How did u make Ur tomato purée?

  9. Shweta says:

    @Seema Pai- just boil tomatoes, remove the skin and puree them in a mixer to a fine paste.

  10. seema pai says:

    I tried this twice end result didn’t come like what looks in the pic. I guessed it must the way I purée. I will try to purée it Ur way 🙂

  11. kamakhya satish bhat says:

    Hi shwetha!i love ur blog…great work:-)you finding time to cook after work and that too with a toddler is commendeble:-)keep up the spirit…
    p.s-let me introduce myself:-)i am satish bhats wife from whom i came to knw abt u…

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