Cookbook:Paneer Butter Masala

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Paneer Butter Masala
CategoryIndian recipes
Time25 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Indian Cuisine | Vegetarian

Paneer butter masala also known as paneer makhani is a vegetarian dish from India that is also popular in the west. The dish combines paneer (Indian cottage cheese) in a butter sauce quite similar to that of butter chicken.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Fry paneer in ghee or spray oil, and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Sauté onion in oil with garlic and ginger paste until golden brown.
  3. Add diced capsicum and tomatoes.
  4. In a separate pan combine ghee, hing, cardamom, turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder, lemon juice, and cumin.
  5. Fry for 2 minutes, then add yoghurt.
  6. Cook on medium heat for five minutes.
  7. Add onions, capsicum, tomatoes, and paneer.
  8. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes occasionally stirring.
  9. Serve with rotis or naan and rice.

Notes, tips, and variations[edit | edit source]

  • For more of a gravy-like texture reduce the amount of yoghurt and add full-fat milk with a spoonful of cornstarch as desired.