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Paneer Butter Masala 1

Paneer Butter Masala

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Cuisine: Indian


Paneer Butter Masala is mild but flavourful Indian curry prepared with Paneer in a cream sauce infused with cashews and spices.


  • 250 g fresh paneer, diced
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 20 pcs cashews
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 pcs cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup cream, plus more for garnishing
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1-inch ginger, pounded
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, pounded
  • coriander leaves, chopped to garnish
  • salt
  • 4 tbsp butter


  1. In a pot add the butter then sauté onion, ginger and garlic. Cook until onions are soft.
  2. Add tomatoes and cashews then bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling lower the heat then using a hand blender blend puree the mixture in the pot.
  3. Add the water red chilli powder, cardamom and bay leaf then bring it back to a boil then slowly simmer in low heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the paneer and cream then cook 5 minutes.
  5. Add then sugar, dried fenugreek leaves and garam masala, mix and simmer for 1 more minute.
  6. Remove from heat, serve topped with cream and chopped coriander leaves.