Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is a rich creamy side dish for Roti or Chapathi. Restaurant style paneer butter masala can be prepared at home easily as it follows simple and easy steps. This recipe will attract kids whoever visits my home. I have used Sour Cream for Creamy flavor. If cream is not available, milk can be substituted. Also, I generally roast the paneer in dosa tawa as I like crispy roasted. Paneer can be added directly also without being roasted


  • Paneer Cubes – 1 Cup
  • Onion – 1 (big)
  • Tomato -2 (medium Size)
  • Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
  • Sour Cream – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  • Kasthuri Methi (Dry mint Leaves) – 1 tbsp
  • Greenchilli (Slit) -2
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Water as required
  • Salt as required


Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Serves: 2-3

  • Heat a dosa tawa. Once hot, apply oil. Place paneer cubes on top. Flip the side and take out when it turns brown (this step is optional)
  • In a pan, add oil. Once hot, add onions and allow it to become translucent
  • Tomatoes are added. Mix onions and tomatoes together. Saute it till the tomatoes turn mushy
  • Add Garam masala in it. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Now add greenchilli and turn off flame
  • Allow the mixture to cool and grind it into a fine paste. (Optionally, Cashew nuts are added for flavor)
  • In a pan, add a tbsp of butter, ginger garlic paste and cumin seeds in it
  • Once Cumin seeds splutter, add grounded onion tomato paste along with (3/4 Cup) water
  • When it starts boiling, add chilli powder and salt. Let it cook for 5-7 minutes
  • Add paneer cubes and mix well
  • Sour Cream or Milk (1/4 Cup) can be added now. Allow it to Cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Crush the Kasturi Methi on top for flavor. Corainder leaves can be substituted if kasturi methi is not available
  • Another tbsp of butter is added and turn off flame
  • Paneer Butter Masala is ready to Serve!!!
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