Paneer butter masala

Paneer butter masala is a very popular and exotic tomato based gravy made with paneer . This is a rich and creamy dish  and no doubt the guest and even the family members will be impressed by this. Paneer butter masala is very easy to prepare and kids will love this restaurant style paneer butter masala for sure. Check out my No onion no garlic paneer butter masala recipe too.
Same recipe of Paneer butter masala updated with videos and step wise pictures.

Paneer butter masala

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 35 Mins |Serves: 4

    Paneer cubes   1 cup
    Capsicum | bell pepper  1/2
    Onion   2
    Tomato  2
    Red chili powder 1 tsp
    Coriander powder  1/2 tsp
    Cumin powder   1/2 tsp
    Garam masala or Kitchen king masala  1/2 tsp 
    Garlic   4 pods
    Cashew nuts  6-7
    Oil   1 tblsp
    Fresh cream   1/4 cup  + 2 tblsp 
    Kasoori methi  2 pinches
    Butter    2 tsp

  • Add oil to the pan and add the paneer cubes. Saute till it becomes slightly golden brown. 
  • Cut the capsicum into big cubes and saute this along with the paneer, in the last, for 2 minutes.
  • Keep this aside.
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  • Cut the onion and tomato into big cubes. Peel the skin of the garlic.
  • Add the cashew nuts to the pan and the onion and garlic. Cook till brown.
  • Add the tomatoes to this in the last and cook for 2 minutes and switch it off.
  • Add the red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and little salt.
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  • Allow this to completely cool. 
  • Grind this into a fine paste.
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  • Add this ground paste to the pan and add 1 cup of water. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the butter to this.
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  • Add sauted paneer cubes and capsicum to this. 
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  • Add 1/4 cup of cream to this. Mix well and if needed add little more water to bring it to a right consistency. 
  • Boil for 2 minutes. 
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  • Crush the kasoori methi and add to this. Mix well and add the remaining cream. Switch off the stove.
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  • Restaurant style creamy paneer butter masala is ready. 
Paneer butter masala


  1. You can replace 1/2 cup of tomato puree instead of adding tomatoes.
  2. Instead of fresh cream you can add full cream milk. If adding milk, add it in the last and boil for a minute and switch it off.
  3. Else it will curdle. 

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  1. This is much much different from the way I do!! Will definitely try for sure,i am looking for a change :)
    Thanks so much for the recipe :)

  2. oh thank u raji,try and llet doubt u will enjoy this

  3. Though I never made it but if am too..then its sure be this way...exactly the same I do with my cooking...looks yum

  4. Wow this looks yumm.. I am sure its delicious. :)

    Here for the first time and should say you have an impressive blog. Keep it going. will be here often.


  5. WOW, never tried PBM..have to try once..Will surely try & let u know..Tempting pics !!

  6. Hai this is very diff and easy to make.and looks yum also

  7. hi nithya,thank u so much for visiting my blog.
    vidhya thanks a lot.
    Chitra can try this .easy and tasty one.
    thanks a lot rinku

  8. here it is my favorite dish...thank u...wish u cld make it for me once again!! [;)]

  9. Hey, you started a blog, Wow, super jayashree...Unfortunately, i am in a break and did not notice this...Anyway dearie, my best wishes for you...Yet to go over the dishes as i was very much excited and started typing the message..My wishes again..

  10. oh welcome back. so nice to see ur comment. keep visiting.Thank u so much.

  11. kirthika wil surely make for ur during ur next pregnancY

  12. It sounds different from the recipe I've got too. So, I am quite keen to try it out. It looks so yummy and rich.

  13. akka i made this yesterday for family and they loved it :DD It came out really nice :D btw this site is AWESOMEE :D i love your posts akka (: <3

    -- Nivi

  14. hi
    i made this was yummy n i loved it.

  15. Tried this receipe,superb

  16. looks yummy, but EVEREST KITCHEN KING MASALA can be replaced? or any alternative for it..

    1. You can replace Kitchen king masala with normal garam masala

  17. insted of milk you said to use cream. How many we can serve

    1. 1-2 tblsp of cream can be used. This serves 4-5 people

    2. 1-2 tblsp of cream can be used. This serves 4-5 people

  18. Hi Jeyshri ... i got married recently and i had no experience in cooking until now... your blog has taught me so much that i don miss ma mom during cooking any more ... i have become a fan of you.. keep it going :)

  19. Hi jeyshri... your posts are absolutely awesome and i have become a great fan of you.. i have tried many of ur receipes and it is coming out really well.. i am newly married and had zero experience in cooking before.. my husband is all praise for me now ...thanks to you.. keep it going .. <3 ya

  20. Hi Jeyasri, Am trying ur recipies which is posted here. Output is very nice... My family likes a lot.. Thank you so much for your instruction of cooking..

  21. Hi sis,

    Thanks for the yummy recipe. Instead of EVEREST KITCHEN KING MASALA what else I can use as I am staying in Malaysia afraid cant get this

    1. You can very well use garam masala. No problem

  22. Hi jeyashri
    I tired it today. It came out very tasty . Thanks. Since I didn't hv kitchen king masala, used garam masala.just want to know will this make a lot of difference in taste

    1. Hi thanks for the feedback. It will nice with garam masala and Kitchen king masala will be little more enhancing. since i love it more i add for all gravies which i make for chapathi


  23. Great recipe...thanks for sharing. I tired it few weeks back it came out really great. My hubby liked it the most, this one surely goes to my favorite recipes :)
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  24. Hi , no words to praise your receipe,it came out awesome,I had tried many versions of PB masala,of all yours was just replica of restaurant st

  25. I tried out this version today and all at home loved it. Its simple without addition of butter and cream but all the more delicious and creamy . I have tried most of your north Indian side dishes and am a fine of them..

  26. It came out very well. .. I am waiting for my hubby to taste and review it.. lovely dish and very easy to prepare in under 45 minutes. .Thank you so much mam!

  27. I tried it today n it came out just yum. Thanks for posting !

  28. I tried it. I liked it. Have to try out your recipies

  29. Thanks for this recipe..Tried this yesterday.. It Came out very well..

  30. Replies
    1. Hi sorry i missed to mention. While adding onions and cashew you can add garlic. Will edit now.