Paneer Butter Masala

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Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Here is how to make a simple paneer butter masala, which is a great alternative to butter chicken. This recipe has a tasty broth and is served best with naan breadbasmati rice, or roti.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine Indian, North Indian, Punjabi
Servings4 servings
Calories (per serving)338.19 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan (medium-high heat), add vegetable oil, butter, red onions, garlic paste, and ginger paste, and sauté until golden.
  • Add the red chili powder, garam masala, ground cumin, and coriander.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cashew nuts, and stir to combine.
  • Allow the simmer by adding water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Once it has been cooked and cooled down, place it into a blender and blend until it forms a smooth paste.
  • To the same pan, add the vegetable oil and paneer and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the paste to the pan.
  • Add the kasuri methi, double cream, brown sugar, and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro. Serve with basmati rice or roti.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 338.19kcalCarbohydrates: 14.94gProtein: 10.3gFat: 27.24gSaturated Fat: 12.44gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.64gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.06gTrans Fat: 0.16gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 65.13mgPotassium: 391.08mgFiber: 2.83gSugar: 5.41gVitamin A: 1335.13IUVitamin B1: 0.1mgVitamin B2: 0.07mgVitamin B3: 0.9mgVitamin B5: 0.26mgVitamin B6: 0.29mgVitamin B12: 0.02µgVitamin C: 19.46mgVitamin D: 0.12µgVitamin E: 1.7mgVitamin K: 23.55µgCalcium: 296.19mgCopper: 0.21mgFolate: 22.25µgIron: 1.37mgManganese: 0.45mgMagnesium: 33.17mgPhosphorus: 84.19mgSelenium: 3.11µgZinc: 0.67mgNet Carbohydrates: 12.11g
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How To Reheat Paneer Butter Masala?

MethodDuration
Saucepan5 minutes, on medium heat.
Microwave2 minutes, covered.

How To Store Paneer Butter Masala?

MethodDuration
Fridge3 to 4 days.
Freezer4 to 6 months.