Paneer Butter Masala Recipe - Easy Restaurant Style Recipe

Hello friends,

Is there anybody who does not like Paneer Butter Masala ? Hopefully everyone has love with it for its spicy and sweet taste. Be it a treat or a dinner with my family, Paneer Butter Masala will be in my list. My kid loves it more than me. If I prepare for dinner, I keep it in fridge for my kid for the next morning. It will take very less time and effort to feed him Chapathi with Paneer Butter Masala. Otherwise I have to take him outside or play rhymes to make him to eat which takes atleast an hour :-)

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Sharing the recipe of Paneer Butter Masala, which will come out in a perfect restaurant style. I use homemade Paneer for Paneer recipes.

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe - Easy Restaurant Style Recipe:

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe - Easy Restaurant Style Recipe:


(Serves 2 - 3 people)

Paneer - 12-15 cubes(Check out the homemade Paneer recipe here)

Butter - 1.5-2 tbsp  
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Tomato - 2 small chopped finely
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 3 flakes
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - As required


Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp

Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Powdered Jaggery/Sugar - 1 tsp or more as per your taste
Turmeric Powder - A pinch
Cumin seeds / Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp

Optional : 

But essential to get a perfect Restaurant style

Milk or Fresh cream - 2 tbsp

Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Cashewnuts - 10
Dried Kasthuri Methi leaves - 1 tsp
Tomato sauce - 1 tsp
Cloves - 3


1. Heat 1 tsp butter in a pan and fry Paneer cubes. This is optional step but gives a nice taste to Paneer cubes. Keep it aside.

2. Soak cashwenuts in warm water for 10 minutes and grind it to a paste with required water. This is again an optional step to give nice flavor and taste to the Paneer Butter Masala.

3. Heat 1 tsp of oil in the same pan and fry ginger and garlic followed by onion till it turns to golden brown color. Set it aside. Grind it separately once it cools down.

4. Heat another 1 tsp of oil  and fry tomatoes till it becomes meshy. Grind it separately once it cools down.

5. Heat the remaining butter and add the ginger galic + onion paste. Fry for 2 minutes.

6. Add the tomato paste and fry for 3 minutes.

7. Add all the powders, salt, milk and required water. Add other optional items like Kasthuri Methi leaves, tomato sauce, cloves, cashew paste and corriander powder if you like.

8. Stir well for another 3 minutes and add Paneer cubes, crushed kasuri methi and fresh cream(I didn't add this time). Let it boil in simmer  for 2 minutes and switch off. 

9. Optional step to get a nice and well mixed thick gravy - Put the Paneer Butter Masala in a pressure pan with little more butter and cook it for 2 whistles. You will be surprised to see the consistency.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Paneer Butter Masala 

Note - The more the butter, more the taste but less healthy. So, I prefer to add more butter only when i have guests. If it is for my family only, I add less butter.

Hope you liked the Paneer Butter Masala Recipe - Easy Restaurant Style Recipe. Try it at your home and leave in your comments. 

Check out how to prepare Paneer at home here
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