Butter Paneer Masala !

Serving: 4 people

Time: 20 minutes

What we need:

  1. Cubed Cottage Cheese (Paneer)
  2. One chopped onion
  3. Two chopped tomatoes
  4. 1 – 2 bay leafs
  5. 1-2 Green Chilli
  6. 2 Dry Red Chilli
  7. 6-8 crushed cashew nuts (Kaju)
  8. 2 -4 cloves, ginger garlic paste, cinnamon (optional), coriander powder, salt, Garam Masala
  9. 2 cups of milk or 2 large spoons of curd


How to make it:

  1. Take a wok, put in 2 spoons of butter or you can also use Ghee.
  2. Drop in the ginger – garlic paste, cook until raw smell goes off.
  3. Put in dry red chillies, cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon stick or powder.
  4. Add the crushed cashew nuts, Cook for a minute.
  5. Drop in the chopped onions, saute till they turn brownish pink.
  6. Now add in the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Pour in the above ingredients into the MIXI and make a puree.
  8. Now, use the same wok, no need to add in more ghee or butter.
  9. Pour the puree, add 1- 2 spoons of coriander powder, salt to taste. Cook for 2 minutes.
  10. Add in the milk or Dahi as required. Cook the mixture for 5 minutes.
  11. Add in some water depending on the thickness of the gravy you need.
  12. Add in Garam Masala, and drop in the chopped cottage cheese (paneer) cubes.
  13. Cook for 10 minutes, mix in some dried methi and cook for a 2 minutes.


Serve it in a bowl with some Coriander leaves to garnish. Good with Chapattis, white or brown rice.