Paneer Butter Masala | Restaurant Style Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala | Restaurant Style Recipe

Most of us like panner and paneer butter masala recipe is no exception.  Piping hot naan and paneer butter masala is such popular dishes that most people order in restaurant and re-creating the same magic is home is one such bliss.  I don’t have to worry if the gravy will be too sweet for me or if the panner is hard!  There was a time I would order paneer dish always and now I don’t order or I cook much since DH doesn't like! But once in a while I make paneer and whenever I does I make sure that I am doing something good. 
Paneer Butter Masala recipe
I made this paneer butter masala for our anniversary lunch and it came out so perfect, my I’m-not-paneer-fan DH also went for 2nd helping. This recipe is easy and simple but the end result is creamy, delicious paneer butter masala which makes a simple meal into feast.
Paneer Butter Masala gravy at home recipe

Panner/Cottage Cheese Cubes – 2 cups
Onion – 1 large
Tomato – 1 small
Tomato Paste – 1 tbsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds Powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Kasuri Methi – 1 tbsp
Tomato Ketchup/Sauce – 1 tbsp [optional]
Cashew nuts – 10-12
White Sesame – 1 tbsp
Orange Food Colour – a drop [optional]
Salt – to taste
Butter – 3 tbsp (you can use oil too)
Water – 1.5 cups + as needed
Paneer Butter Masala restaurant style recipe

1.  Peel, wash and chop onion, tomato.  Grind onion along with ginger-garlic if not using ginger-garlic paste with less or no water, then puree tomato keep aside.
2. Soak sesame and cashews in little water for 10 minutes and grind into smooth paste use little water, keep aside.
2. In a pan or wok heat 1 tbsp of butter and sauté paneer until golden brown in all sides or 2 sides, remove from flame and keep aside.  This is optional step, if you don’t like then don’t sauté paneer.
~ Soak the fried paneer in little hot water so it doesn’t becomes chewy. 
3. In a same pan add remaining butter or oil and add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and sauté until raw smell goes off.  Now add red chilli and coriander seeds powder mix well and fry until oil/butter starts to separate.
4. Add tomato puree, paste, sauce (if using) mix everything together and cook for 2 minutes in medium flame.  Add 1.5 cups of water and bring it to boil.
5. Add salt and crushed kasuri methi, cashew-sesame paste, food colour (if using) and mix everything well and let it come to a boil again.  Now add paneer, garam masala and let it simmer for 5 minutes or until the consistency you like.  Adjust salt if required, off flame and let the dish stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Our paneer butter masala is ready, have it with naan, paratha, roti or any pulao.
paneer butter masala north indian recipe
~ Instead of cashew-sesame paste you can use 3/4 cup fresh cream, I personally don’t like to add cream much.  Cashew-sesame paste makes the dish very creamy.
~ I didn’t added tomato sauce, you can if you wish.
~ Food colour is optional, I just added a drop.
~ If you add extra water by mistake don’t panic, in 2 tbsp of water add 1tbsp of corn flour form a smooth paste,  add to the gravy and simmer for 2 minutes.
Have a nice day ~~
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  1. Love paneer like this and this looks so creamy delicious.

  2. PBM is all time favorite for me...just serve kulcha n this..I m sold...did u hear Priti wat I said?? so u know wat 2 make when I visit u right??

  3. @Prathy...rite, but for that you have to visit :D

  4. While I am writing here, I got your comment on my blog :-)

    Paneer butter masala looks so inviting.

  5. OMG, without cream PBM. Lovely. Now, I make it very often. It makes a very good pair with roti.

  6. love the preparation, absolutely delicious..

  7. I love this one and this is one of my favorites.

  8. That looks soo creamy and yummm!! Who can resist this num num dish:-)

  9. Looks creamy and rich..sesame is new add sounds nice...bright and neat presentation..

  10. By far this is the dish I order as one of the sides whenever I go out at a restaurant...Lovely color of the dish..Yummy..

    Kitchen - The Chef's Paradise

  11. I will never say no to this...looks absolutely wonderful and yummy....lovely color.

  12. Looks delicious!! Wanna have it with Roti :)

  13. (This year's)Belated Anniversary Wishes n Advanced (Next year's) Anniversary wishes to you Both! :)

    Paneer Butter Masala looks rick n delicious!

    Thanks for stopping by in my Tamil Blog Priti!

  14. Paneer butter masala looks absolutely irresistible and inviting Priti,cant take my eyes from the last pic.

  15. So creamy and tasty!


  16. I think this is the time for having paneer butter masala. I made it last week and after that this is the 4th post I'm seeing about this :-) Lovely

  17. A creamy rich one and love it a lot.Perfect for parties.

  18. This is a deliscious version of PBM!!! Looks too yummm!!! Bookmarked!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  19. I too have one in my archive. adding sesame is really new to me. will try once :)

  20. Paranthe with paneer..oh my..i am going to make it today itself..

  21. love that bright orange colour! looks just like u get in restaurants :)

  22. Slurrrp, i want them now! Good one Preeti.


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