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Paneer Butter Masala Restaurant Style

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Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala Restaurant Style at home | How to make Paneer Butter Masala under 20 minutes

Paneer Butter Masala is the most loved veg recipe in India. It goes well with Chappathi, Roti, Naan, Puri and even with Fried rice.

If you are a bachelor who is fed up with restaurant food, or office going newly weds who don’t have much time for cooking, or a beginner who wants to learn how to cook a veg recipe, or a foodie who wants to make his hand dirty in search of the perfect Paneer Butter Masala Restaurant Style recipe, make no mistake, you are at the right place!

Paneer Butter Masala


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With the below step by step instructions (along with photos) and above video, you can easily come up with a delicious Paneer Butter Masala restaurant style recipe right where you are!


  • Add tomato, cashews and water in a pan.
Paneer Butter Masala - Boiling
  • In high flame – Make it boil. Cook until they are soft.
Paneer Butter Masala - Boiling
paneer butter masala boiled
  • Turn off the flame once cooked. Transfer the contents to a blender/mixer. Allow the contents to cool down completely. Once cooled, grind it to a fine paste and keep aside for later use.
  • In a kadaai – add oil , once it heats up, add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, star anise, cardamom and cumin seeds. Give it a saute and wait until it turns slightly brown.
  • Now, add the finely chopped onions and saute well until it turns slightly brown.
  • Once onions are cooked well, add the ginger garlic paste. Give it a good mix and cook until the raw flavors are gone.
  • Now, add the tomato cashew paste. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  • Its time to add some flavors to our dish now !!
    Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala and some salt to taste. You can adjust the salt according to your taste.
Paneer Butter Masala
  • Add Butter. Mix well. Now, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes in low flame, until the oil separates on the sides. 
paneer butter masala butter
paneer butter masala cover
  • You can see that the oil has separated, which means the masala is well cooked.
    Mix again.
  • Now add the soft paneer cubes (cut according to your preferred size). Make sure the paneer is at room temperature.
  • Gently mix the paneer with the gravy, so that the paneer cubes don’t break. Cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes.
Paneer Butter Masala
  • Finally, add kasuri methi crushed between your palms. You can add fresh cream (optional) to give your gravy more richness. Give them one last mix.
  • Delicious Paneer Butter Masala is ready to be served with chapathi, naan, roti and fried rice !!!
Paneer Butter Masala



Check out the below Veg Recipes:

1. Aloo matar curry (Potato Peas Curry)
2. Jeer Rice
3. Beetroot Chips
4. Ghee from butter (not a dish in itself but is a main ingredient for other dishes)




Also check out this paneer butter masala recipe from hebbars kitchen!


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