Paneer Butter Masala

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Paneer Butter Masala
  • Serves: 4 People
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Calories: 985
  • Difficulty: easy

Creamy Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala! This rich and creamy dish has pieces of paneer tossed in a tomato and cashew based curry. Goes so well with naan or rice.



  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves and sauté for few seconds.
  2. Then add the onion, garlic, ginger and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cashews and mix. Then add 1 cup of water. Cover the pan and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, remove the pan from heat. Remove the bay leaf, cinnamon stick and cloves.
  5. Let the mixture cool down a bit and then transfer to a blender. It’s important to let it cool down a bit else it will all blow up from the mixer. Grind the masala to a smooth paste and set aside.
  6. To the same pan now add 2 tablespoons butter along with remaining 1 teaspoon oil on medium heat.
  7. Once the butter melts, add the RUCHI red chili powder and the RUCHI Kashmiri red chili powder and fry for few seconds. This will give the curry a nice orange-red color.
  8. Then add the ground paste back into the pan along with the RUCHI garam masala (start with 1/2 teaspoon and add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon at the end only if you feel like the curry needs that extra bit of garam masala),Now add 3 tablespoon RUCHI Paneer Masala, RUCHI cardamom powder, sugar, salt and tomato paste (if using). Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Then add the cream and mix.
  10. Add in the paneer and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Finally add crushed kasuri methi.
  11. Garnish RUCHI paneer masala with cilantro and serve hot with naan or rice!

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