Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Paneer Butter Masala

I have seen many of them love  paneer in any form, infact at my place my daughter loves it. Me n my hubby take only the gravy part and enjoy this dish as we make it for her sake.

One more quick and simple dish, infact there are so many versions of making this dish. However this is how I like to make my PBM J


Paneer – 250 gms
Peas – 3 tbsp
Cumin whole – 1/4tsp
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce – 2 tbsp
Big Onions – 1 big size 
Cashew – 4 nos.
Red chilli powder -  as per your taste
Coriander whole – 1 tsp
Garlic  whole – 3 pcs
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Ginger  paste –  ½ tsp
Tomatoes – 1 big size
Salt – to taste
Oil/butter  – about 2 tbsp
Red food colour – very little just to get the colour
Kasturi methi – 1/4tsp
Coriander  chopped for garnish
Cream – 2 tbsp


·        Take a pan add very little oil and make the paneer light golden colour keep aside 
·        Use the same pan add 1 tsp oil and then add the onion, garlic and ginger and let it fry for 3–4    
      mins. Then put it chopped tomatoes and cashew allow it get cooked half. Put of the stove and let it 
        get cooled after that grind it into fine paste.
·        Take a kadai, add the butter/oil, put the  whole cumin, then you put in the grounded masala, red
        chilli and coriander powders and the green peas. Allow it cook well.
·        Until you see the masala  leaving the sides of the kadai, at that time add in the paneer, garam
         masala, food colour, tomato sauce, sugar  and add some water and let it boil for another 5 – 6
·        Now crush the kasturi methi in your hands and add up
·        Garnish with coriander leaves
·        Check the salt  and put off the stove and add some cream in the last and mix well.

Goes very well with any Indian breads, jeera rice.


If the PBM remains more and you don’t want to eat it the same way the next day. Remove the Paneer from the masala and then put this masala in a kadai and wait for the water to evaporate and it will become thick now you put back the paneer and just toss it in the masala.

You can make a wonderful  stuffed paneer sandwitch by adding in onions, cheese, ketchup…….choice of vegetables and put this paneer stuffing. You have to then grill and enjoy this hot  with green chutney (recipes will come soon).  



  1. Latha,
    The original recipes don`t use coriander powder in this.Since this is my son`s favorite recipe I make this every week.And also I don`t fry the paneer,instead put it in salted hot water for half an hr. before adding to the recipe.

  2. Thanks for your comments. PBM has so many varieties one could be the way you say too.


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