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Paneer butter masala | side dish for roti

by Jeyashri suresh

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 flakes
    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.

.paneer butter masala 2

  • Allow this to completely cool.
  • Grind this into a fine paste.

paneer butter masala 3

  • Add this ground paste to the pan and add 1 cup of water. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the butter to this.

paneer butter masala 4

  • Add sauted paneer cubes and capsicum to this.

paneer butter masala 5

  • 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.

paneer butter masala 6

  • Crush the kasoori methi and add to this. Mix well and add the remaining cream. Switch off the stove.

paneer butter masala 7

  • 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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RAKS KITCHEN August 31, 2009 - 2:49 am

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 🙂

admin August 31, 2009 - 5:38 am

oh thank u raji,try and llet meknow.no doubt u will enjoy this

Priti August 31, 2009 - 6:40 am

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

Nithya August 31, 2009 - 3:04 pm

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.


Chitra August 31, 2009 - 6:04 pm

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

vidhas September 1, 2009 - 4:46 am

looks yum Jeyashri.

rinku September 1, 2009 - 10:57 am

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

admin September 1, 2009 - 12:11 pm

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

Krithiga September 1, 2009 - 4:41 pm

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

sriharivatsan September 2, 2009 - 5:27 am

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..

admin September 2, 2009 - 5:38 am

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

admin September 3, 2009 - 3:02 am

kirthika wil surely make for ur during ur next pregnancY

Swapna Raghu Sanand October 9, 2009 - 8:19 pm

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.

Nivi December 29, 2011 - 3:32 pm

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

-- Nivi

RENU February 20, 2012 - 2:27 pm

i made this today..........it was yummy n i loved it.

Rani Nayak April 2, 2013 - 4:03 am

Nice recipe Jeyashri.

Rani Nayak April 2, 2013 - 4:04 am

Nice one Jeyashri.

vaibhav August 11, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Tried this receipe,superb

Vino suresh August 12, 2013 - 8:46 am

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

admin August 13, 2013 - 7:49 am

You can replace Kitchen king masala with normal garam masala

archanageetha sharma August 19, 2013 - 10:28 am

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

jeyashri suresh August 20, 2013 - 3:17 am

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

jeyashri suresh August 20, 2013 - 3:18 am

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

ishwarya October 10, 2013 - 12:17 am

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 🙂

ishwarya October 10, 2013 - 12:20 am

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

Surekha Jay March 22, 2014 - 9:02 am

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..

Saima Collections June 23, 2014 - 7:42 am

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

jeyashri suresh June 23, 2014 - 11:35 am

You can very well use garam masala. No problem

Amudha Ramakrishnan October 25, 2014 - 3:11 am

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

jeyashri suresh October 27, 2014 - 12:40 pm

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

Rajesh Kumar May 2, 2015 - 4:59 am

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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Pradeepa Krish September 3, 2015 - 2:33 am

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

Priya Ramkumar October 14, 2015 - 2:17 pm

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..

sai laxmi December 19, 2015 - 1:22 am

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!

Sunshine August 15, 2016 - 1:35 pm

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

Unknown March 27, 2017 - 4:13 am

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

Gowtham Ravichandran July 27, 2017 - 6:50 am

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

Indhumathi Balaji October 31, 2017 - 4:13 am

When to add garlic pods

jeyashri suresh November 2, 2017 - 2:00 am

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

Indhumathi Balaji November 4, 2017 - 6:15 am

thank you

Chithra M September 10, 2018 - 1:46 am

Do we have to add four pods of garlic for one cup of paneer

Jeyashris Kitchen September 14, 2018 - 1:51 pm

Hi sorry edited now, it's 4 flakes of garlic.

Geetha Ravi May 16, 2019 - 6:54 pm

Hi mam, I tried this today and it turned awesome. Thanks for your recipe. Loved it.


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