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Since we had family visiting us over the holidays, we decided to make something special for lunch. There was a great demand for paneer bas...

How To Make Three Quarts Of Butter Paneer Masala

Since we had family visiting us over the holidays, we decided to make something special for lunch. There was a great demand for paneer based side dish and so we made butter paneer masala. Most of the time, I make nut free side dishes as there is always allergy problems among people these days. But, this time I decided to indulge in nuts and recreate the side dish that most people love. Some months ago I had bookmarked  Chef Harpal Singh's recipe. It resulted in a resturant style paneer butter masala for sure. The three quarts of silky, rich paneer butter masala soon disappeared and was a big hit.


Stock Pot
Cutting Board
Measuring Cup and Spoon


Ripe Tomatoes - 1 box of grape wine from Costco ( about 13-15 tomatoes) cut into chunks
Paneer - 2 Pack from Costco
Red Onion - 3 medium cut into chunks
Garlic - 1 tbsp paste
Ginger - 1 tbsp paste
Green Cardamom - 4 pods powdered
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 1/2 - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Leaves - 1 tbsp lightly warmed in a pan and powdered
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Cashew Nut - 1/2 cup
Butter - 4 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp plus 2 tbsp
Fresh Cream - 1/2 cup


1. On high flame cook tomatoes and onions.

2. Add 1/2 cup of cashew nuts and cook until they get soft.

3. Make a smooth puree of the onion tomato cashew mix. Strain the puree and set them aside.

4. Add 4 tbsp of butter and oil into the stock pot. Add ginger and garlic and cook until the raw smell leaves. Add Kashmiri chilli powder and cook it for a few seconds.

5. Add the puree to the mix and simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt cover and cook.

6. Add fenugreek leaves ( kasturi methi), 1/2 tsp cardamom, 1/2 tsp garam masala and paneer cubed. Allow it to cook for a few minutes.

7. Add fresh cream and cook for a few seconds and serve hot with rice or roti.


  1. I will use this recipe when I need to make it for a party.

  2. That exactly looks like restaurant style curry...looks awesome

  3. I prepare very similar to this..urs looks very colourful n delicious...

  4. Yummy Butter paneer masala.Love the clicks dear.

  5. never had paneer before :(

  6. love it so yummy and love the pics

  7. delicious paneer masala.. looks tempting..

  8. This version sounds simply fabulous, no wonder why they vanished quickly.

  9. Rich and delicious curry, always a favorite..