Saturday, January 4, 2014

Paneer Makkhanwala/ Butter Paneer Masala

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all have a very lovely New Year's, whether you partied hard all night or snuggled in before the clock hit 12:00, am sure you enjoyed in your own way. Here is a wishing for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Paneer dishes are always a party and kids pleaser. I have met very few who don't like this dish. I use almost the same recipe for Butter Chicken too and it turns out finger-licking-delicious! I use cream for this recipe and also tomato sauce can. This makes the preparation very quick. If you do not want to use canned tomatoes, you can blanch the tomatoes, remove skin and make a puree to use it in the recipe.

Prep Time: 10 min | Cooking Time: 20 min | Serves: 5


Paneer Cubes - 2 Cups
Butter - 2 tsp.
Oil - 1 tsp.
Bay Leaf/ Tez Patta - 1
Ginger Paste - 2 tsp.
Garlic Paste - 2 tsp.
Tomato Sauce - 1 Can
Chili Powder - 1 tbsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Cream/ Heavy Cream - 1 Cup
Kasoori Methi - 1 tbsp.
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
Salt - 1/2 tsp.

Method of Preparation:

~ In a thick kadai, heat butter and oil. Add the bay leaf, ginger and garlic. Saute till the raw smell goes away.
~ Now add the tomato sauce and fry until it starts to leave the sides of the pan. This takes about 10 minutes.
~ Add chili powder, turmeric powder and two cups of water. Again bring everything to boil.
~ Reduce the heat, add cream, kasoori methi and garam masala. Gently mix all of them together.
~ Finally add the paneer cubes, add very little salt and heat until it just starts to bubble.
~ Take it out of heat and serve with hot Roti, Dosa or Paranthas.


  1. Simply awesome and delicious looking butter paneer.

  2. Awesome n tasty makhanwala

  3. nice pics n tempting:) HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

  4. delicious paneer

    On-going event: healthy vegetarian side dishes.

  5. Luscious recipe.....perfect side dish recipe.....

  6. Butter paneer is my fav and urs looks awesome


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