Paneer Butter Masala

Read this recipe in Marathi
Servings: 2 to 3 Persons

175 gram Paneer
2 medium onion,chopped
(1/2" ginger +  3-4 medium garlic cloves) Paste
5-6 fried cashew nuts
fine thick puree of 3 tomatoes
1/2 tspn garam masala powder
1 1/4 tspn coriander seeds powder
1 tspn cumin powder
1 tspn red chilly powder
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn kasuri methi
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt  and sugar as per taste
3-4 tbspn butter

1. Make equal cubes of paneer and shallow fry them in butter till golden brown.
2. Make thick puree of tomatoes and keep it aside. Make ginger garlic paste.
3. heat 2 tbspn of butter in a wok. Add 1 tspn oil to the butter. Add ginger garlic paste and stir for a minute. Add chopped onion and stir till it becomes translucent. 
4. Add red chilly powder,turmeric powder, garam masala and coriander-cumin powder and some salt. Stir everything for 5 minutes or till aromatic.  Turn off the heat.
5. Grind onion mixture and fried cashew nuts together to make a fine paste.
6. Heat 1 tbspn of butter in the wok and add ground onion-cashew nuts. Stir for 2 minutes.
7. Add tomato puree , sugar and salt ,mix well. Cover the wok with a lid and let it cook for 8-10 minutes. Add crushed kasuri methi.
8. Add paneer cubes and mix gently.  Turn off the heat and cover the wok with lid. Let the paneer soak some gravy.
9.  After 5 minutes ,add heavy cream to the gravy and mix gently.
10. Garnish with mint or coriander leaves and serve with roti or naan.


  1. yummy.. yummy..yummy pics. kalyani i am just drooling at them.

  2. will it be spicy?

  3. kalyani its really looking good & YUMMY!!!!!!
    plz mala kothimbir wadi kashi banwaychi te kalwa possble aslyas.....


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