Paneer Butter Masala

The butter masalas in all forms are almost a national favorite. What makes this dish so favourite? Butter masala is a creamy tomato-ey, orange curry which can is flavored with yogurt and fresh cream [Or cream from a carton].

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Week- 2

Theme- Traditional

Dish for Day – Paneer Butter Masala

Origin- Northern India

You shall need [Feeds 2]

200 gms… Fresh Cottage cheese/paneer [Cut in cubes of equal size]

2 …tomatoes [Medium size]

2-3.. green chillies

1 tbsp.. Ginger garlic paste

1-2 tbsp… Thick Yogurt

1…Large Onion

3 tbsp… Fresh cream [Or carton cream]

1 tsp.. Jeera

1 tsp… Garam Masala

pinch of turmeric

Salt to taste

1-2 tbsp… Kasoori methi [Dried fenugreek leaves]

2 tbsp.. Ghee

2 blobs of butter


  • Make a paste of onions, green chillies, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and yogurt.
  • In a pan, heat the ghee and add the jeera.
  • Once it changes color, add the puree and cook it until the fat comes on top.
  • Add a blob of butter and add the salt, turmeric and red chilly powder if needed.
  • Now add the paneer and let it be coated in the masala.
  • Add the cream and stir well.
  • Cover and let it simmer for 3-4 min on a medium flame.
  • Dry Roast the kasoori methi in a pan and add to the dish.
  • Serve with roti/naan/chapati.
  • Add the final blob of butter on top.

paneer butter masala



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