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The Vegetarian Classic: Paneer Butter Masala

Creamy reddish gravy with succulent pieces of paneer with just a hint of spice…that’s how authentic dhaba-style paneer butter masala tastes like! Let’s cook up this traditional gravy dish from scratch. 

Paneer Butter Masala

The Vegetarian Classic: Paneer Butter Masala
  • Paneer cubed (2 cups)
  • Onions sliced (1 cup)
  • Ginger–garlic paste (2 tsp)
  • Coriander powder (1 tbsp)
  • Garam masala (1 tsp)
  • Tomato puree (1 cup)
  • Milk (¾ cup)
  • Cream (¾ cup)
  • Fortune Oil (2 tbsp + 1 tbsp)
  • Red chilli powder (adjust to your taste) (1 tsp)
  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) (1 large pinch)

• Begin by heating 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Once it is hot, fry paneer cubes until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
• In the same pan, add the remaining oil and sauté the onions until golden brown.
• Add in ginger–garlic paste and fry for a minute then add dhaniya powder, garam masala, red chilli powder and salt as per taste. Sauté for a minute.
• Now stir in tomato puree and kasuri methi then slowly add in milk.
• Lower the heat, cover and cook for 5 mins.
• Next, add in fried paneer along with cream. Mix well and simmer for about 3-4 mins.
• Garnish with coriander and serve hot with naan.


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