Paneer Butter Masala | Restaurant style paneer butter masala

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Paneer Butter Masala

  • Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • Paneer- 1 cup
  • Butter 3 tbs
  • onions- 2 finely choppes
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1.5 tsp
  • tomato puree- 2
  • Tomato ketchup- 1 tbs
  • chilli powder- 1.5 tbs
  • coriander powder- 1 tbs
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • milk- 1.5 cup
  • cream- 3 tbs
  • kasthoori methi- 1 tbs
  • salt- to taste


  1. Heat up the butter, sauté the cubed paneer until it turns golden brown.
  2. In a same pan , add in butter, onions, GG paste sauté until the raw smell leaves off.
  3. Add all the spice powders, salt and sauté for 1 or 2 mins.
  4. Add in tomato puree and tomato ketchup and cook them for 2-3 mins.
  5. Add crushed kasthoori methi leaves.
  6. Add the milk and paneer,cover and cook for 5 mins.
  7. Now, finally add the fresh cream, cover and cook for 2- 3 mins.
  8. Paneer Butter Masala is ready!!!
  • Category: sides
  • Cuisine: Indian

STEP BY STEP PICTURES: Paneer Butter Masala | Restaurant style paneer butter masala


Saute the cubed paneer in the butter until it turns little brown and keep aside

DSC_6443In a same pan, add 1 tbs of butter, add in onions..  and cook until its turns translucent

DSC_6444Add in gg paste and sauté until the raw smell leaves off..

DSC_6445Next add the all the spice powder- chilli , coriander, garam masala and salt

DSC_6447Saute those spice powders..

DSC_6449Add the tomato puree, and tomato ketchup and cook them for 2-3 mins..

DSC_6451Now add in the kasthuri methi.. crush it before adding..

DSC_6456next goes the Milk…

DSC_6457cover and cook for 5 mins.. just keep stirring otherwise it might stick to the bottom of the pan

DSC_6458Now, add our paneer!! gently mix them all..

DSC_6463Now, add the fresh CREAM!! that gives this recipe more  creamier and glossy texture!! and cook for another 2-3 mins.

PANEER BUTTER MASALA is ready!!! so simple and it tasted just like a restaurant  one!!





Recipe source: Nags.


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  1. Looks Yummy…

  2. Loving the looks of this! I’m especially liking the butter and Paneer in there 🙂

  3. You look really young….website is awesome and lot of work from ur end..keep posting and good job Nithya…

  4. WOW!!! Sooper yumm it looks…….

  5. Wow……. Can’t wait ….. I am gonna prepare this for sure .

  6. I have tried this, is really tasty & ur step by step pics really helped….

  7. Hi Nithiya Ka,

    Hope you remember me!!!

    All you recipes came out really well, I have tried almost 15 dishes from this blog..!

    My in-laws are quite impressed with the new stuffs and I referred your blog.

    Keep going ka. 🙂

    Really happy for you.

    Best Regards,

    1. Hai Bavithra..!! yes dear.. ofcourse i rememeber you,Thank u so much for stopping by. I’m happy that all the recipes u have tried had turned out well!! please keep visiting and keep trying would love to hear more from you! take care..

  8. Miloni Kulkarni says:

    My milk got curdled… What did I do wrong ?

    1. Nithya Narasimhan says:

      Hi Miloni, Sorry to hear about it.

      To prevent curdling, heat the milk gently over low -heat.

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