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Recipe: How to make Butter Paneer at home

By Reshma Aslam
August 08, 2015 19:45 IST
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Here’s one for paneer lovers -- Butter Paneer.

Butter Paneer


  • 200 gms paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 3 small onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup of cashew nut paste
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp red chilly powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1tsp kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • ½ tsp cummin seeds
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Cut paneer into small cubes. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry onions till translucent. Remove on tissue paper.
  • When it cools down grind into a paste. Keep it aside.
  • Heat butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let it turn golden.
  • Now add the ground onion paste, fry until golden brown.
  • Add cashew paste. Simmer and keep adding water with a table spoon till light brown. Add tomato sauce.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry well. Add garam masala, chilly powder, turmeric powder.
  • Add some more water and let it cook for a few minutes.
  • Add fresh cream and stir well. When the oil starts leaving sides, add paneer pieces.
  • Let it cook for around 10 minutes. Sprinkle crushed kasoori methi over the gravy.
  • Serve hot with parathas or rotis.

Photograph: Devika/ Creative Commons


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