Cookbook:Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala
Category Indian recipes
Servings 2
Time 25 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Indian Cuisine | Vegetarian

Paneer Butter Masala also known as Paneer Makhani is a vegetarian dish from India which is also popular in the west. The dish combines paneer (Indian cottage cheese) in a butter sauce quite similar to butter chicken.



  1. Fry paneer in ghee, or spray oil if desired and store in a bowl.
  2. Dice and sauté onions with oil in garlic and ginger paste until golden brown.
  3. Add diced capsicum and tomatoes.
  4. In a separate pan mix 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, diced capsicum, tomatoes, and paneer.
  8. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes occasionally stirring.

Serve with rotis or naan and rice.

For more of a gravy texture reduce amount of natural yoghurt and add full cream milk with a spoonful of corn flour as desired.