Paneer Butter Masala

Judy Kaye


This is a basic paneer dish that you get in most Indian restaurants. This goes well with either rice or naan." — lucky From:Allrecipes. com
While I have not made this recipe I have ordered it in restaurants. DELICIOUS!

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10 Min
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1/2 c
vegetable oil
8 oz
paneer, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 Tbsp
onions, finely chopped
1 tsp
ginger paste
1 tsp
garlic paste
1 Tbsp
ground cashews
1 tsp
ground red chiles
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
ground coriander
1/2 tsp
garam masala
1 can(s)
8 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 c
half and half
1/2 c
1/2 tsp
white sugar
1/2 tsp

How to Make Paneer Butter Masala


  • 1Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; fry paneer in 2 batches until golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer fried paneer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, retaining vegetable oil in skillet.
  • 2Melt butter in the same skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add ginger paste and garlic paste. Continue to cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Stir cashews, ground red chiles, cumin, coriander, and garam masala into onion mixture. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • 3Stir tomato sauce, half-and-half, milk, sugar, and salt into spice mixture; simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add fried paneer and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes more.
  • 4Cook's Note:
    I think frying the paneer is an important step since paneer can become mushy if added raw. you can skip the step if you are concerned about fried food.

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About Paneer Butter Masala

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #Dish, #main, #Indian

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