Sunday, April 24, 2011

Creamy Paneer Butter Masala

I always long for paneer butter masala but hesitated to prepare at home. Thanks to my blogger friends who have shared different ways of making this. I just took the ingredients from different recipes and tried this. It was easy to make and healthy. I didn't use cream here. Instead I used low fat yogurt and milk. Here is the recipe.

Paneer cubes = 1 cup
Yogurt - 2 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Jeera - 1 tsp
Chopped onions - 1/2 cup
Chopped tomato - 3/4 cup
Chopped garlic - 1 tsp
Chopped ginger - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - to garnish
Oil - 1 tsp
Butter - 2 tsp(or as per taste)
Salt - as needed

Dry powders:
Chilly powder/paprika - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - a pinch


  • Heat oil in a pan, add jeera. When they splutter add onions,garlic,ginger.
  • When they turn brown add tomatoes and fry till they become soft. Keep aside, cool off and grind to a paste.
  • Meanwhile mix all the dry powders with yogurt and set aside for 5 mins.
  • Heat the pan, add butter. Once it melts add the ground paste along with the milk.
  • Let this come to a boil.
  • Add paneer and the yogurt mixture, salt, mix well.
  • Boil for 3-4 mins until it becomes thick. Simmer for 5 mins and close the pan.
Garnish with coriander leaves. Great with rotis/pooris. 
Mix more butter at last for taste if you want to.

Have a great sunday!!!


  1. Creamy, yummy n delightful- love this very very much!
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  2. Mouthwatering recipe.....very tempting delicious....

  3. Creamy yet healthy version of paneer butter masala.Lovely!!

  4. Great looking inviting paneer butter masala,delicious!

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  6. Delicious and tempting recipe.....

  7. Great idea & need some naan or roti to finish it off..

  8. Looks Grate......Thanks for posting delicious receipe...