How to make restaurant style rich Paneer butter masala – Paneer recipes

        As I have always said, paneer is an all time favourite. I love anything and everything made with paneer. I always think of making paneer at home, but end up buying a huge packet of frozen amul paneer whenever I visit the Indian stores. It is so convinient that way!!!But if you make at home, nothing better than that!!

        My hubby had got really bored eating bread almost everyday during his one month official trip overseas and he wanted me to make something  spicy and Indian. Thats when I made this and he simply loved it.

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How to make restaurant style rich Paneer butter masala - Paneer recipes Yum

side dish
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course side dish
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Put the tomatoes in hot water for a minute and then peel of the skin. Blend to make a puree or use the readymade store bought tomato puree or paste.
  2. Soak the cashew in hot water or milk for 10 minutes. Grind it to a smooth paste.
  3. Grind the onion,ginger and garlic together to a smooth paste.
  4. Melt the butter in a pan.
  5. Now add the ground paste to it along with the tomato puree. Mix well.
  6. Add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder ,garam masala ,kasuri methi and coriander powder and salt .
  7. Saute and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Add the cashew paste.
  9. Then add around half a glass of water to it if it is too thick.
  10. Add the paneer pieces.
  11. Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes till paneer mixes well and is coated well with the spices and gravy(masala).
  12. Add the cream. Mix well.
  13. Remove from flame in next 3-4 minutes.
  14. Serve hot with rotis or even jeera rice.
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  1. Yep, buying paneer is much easier, but I like to make them at home, since I use it very rarely. Lot of work, but could make it from skim milk and I like that.
    Gravy looks good.

  2. Pearlsofeast

    Wow Sowmya, Made a lovely Curry. Nice recipe.

  3. Sukanya Ramkumar

    This is my all time fav…. Love to have them with hot nan…. Nice recipe. YUM!

  4. Taste of Mysore

    It is convinient to buy atleast in Singapore but I make at home coz I use it very rarely..PBM looks delicious 🙂

  5. Mahimaa's kitchen

    lovely gravy and it’s my fav tooo.. i feel hungry now seeing this pic.

  6. Looks creamy and rich ur gravy… Great for party food 🙂

  7. curry looks yum,..nice colour too,..;-)

  8. Premyscakes

    Sowmya, i simply love any kind of paneer dish. Your paneer gravy looks so…. yummy.

  9. One of my absolute favourite restaurant dishes….never made it at home. Yours looks spicy and delish.

  10. Sowmya this one is my hubby’s all time fav .looks yum

  11. wow! that looks yum!
    join in the event going in my blog!

  12. Priya Suresh

    Creamy paneer butter masala makes me hunger Sowmya..looks delicious..

  13. lovely creamy gravy


    wow really looks so yummy,sowmya!
    I too make bit similar way except I use cream or milk …

  15. Wish i had this for my lunch. Looks so yummy delicious.

  16. ooh, looks so mouth-watering Sowmya! I love to have it with rotis.

  17. Looks delicious, I love all paneer dishes but this one is my favorite:-)

  18. Shubha Ravikoti

    Paneer Butter masala looks good… I am visiting ur blog for the first time i guess… looks good..:)

  19. That looks creamy & delicious… paneer is yum.

  20. Vanamala Hebbar

    This is the best every tasty curry. I too make oftenly ….very nice

  21. nice recipe and gravy looks perfect !!


  22. srikars kitchen

    wow.. last week i made … looks delicious & perfect..

  23. creamy looking maslaaa sowya , love it

  24. Wow.. They look delicious…

  25. simply yummy recipe…..i love this dish….wonderful/ mouth watering picture…

  26. Chitrangada

    Bumped in here through Facebook, happy to follow you.


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