Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Paneer Butter Masala recipe / Paneer Makhani recipe.

I am a great fan of paneer and always love to prepare dish using paneer. So one day evening, it was snowing heavily and by seeing the weather outside, i was craving to eat something hot, tasty and delicious. So checked my fridge and my most favorite paneer was sitting there, by seeing that first thought came into my mind is eating soft and fluffy chapathis with creamy and tasty paneer butter masala. We all know paneer butter masala is a famous north Indian dish and it is very easy to prepare with the ingredients available at home. Most of them use cream to prepare paneer butter masala, but i thought to prepare a low fat version so i skipped fresh cream. Then you can wonder what i used to get that creamy texture:-), that you can check in my recipe given below. I hope you all try this in home and share your valuable comments with me.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins

Butter - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Tomato - 3, pureed
Red chili powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 3 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Kasuri methi leaves - 1 tsp
Beaten Yogurt - 2 tsp
Paneer - 1 packet, cubed
Milk - 1/4 cup
Cornflour - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Cilantro for garnishing

1.Heat butter in a pan, add cumin seeds and ginger garlic paste, fry till the raw smell leaves.
2. Add onions and saute till it turns translucent and now add the pureed tomatoes and cook till the oil separates.
3. Now add the spice powders and enough amount of water and cook till it starts to boil.
4. Add beaten yogurt and give a good mix. Add the cubed paneer,salt and cook in low flame for 6 to 7 minutes.
5. Mix cornflour and milk in a bowl and add it to the gravy.
6. Cook it in low flame for about 10 to 12 minutes. Now creamy paneer butter masala is ready, Garnish with cilantro.


  1. My husband is a huge paneer fan! This would be perfect for a wintery day! I have added this to my "to make" list :) YUM!

  2. You have a beautiful space Sowmia....The Paneer Butter Masala looks delicious