Wednesday, January 20, 2010


''Paneer Butter Masala'' is one of the most popular exotic dish in North India as we all know. This is the current recipe that my hubby had keen interest to prepare as a first trial and he did when my parents, brother, sis inlaw everyone visited my place. Thats so sweet of him na? I was like WOOO and just speechless after tasting this flavourful , delicious paneer butter masala. Could not get what the secret ingredients was. Later came to know that it was dried kasuri methi and a pinch of ajwain that has just doubled the taste. Paneer lovers, no doubts they would surly fall in love with it and why not because its so rich and creamy in flavour. I suggest all to try this recipe and drop me the end result how it was :)


250 grams Paneer.

2 Onions.

2 Tomatoes.

2 tsp Ginger garlic paste.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder.

1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder.

1 tsp Jeera powder.

2 tsp Dry Crushed Kasuri methi.

1 Bay leaf.

Pinch of Ajwain.

3 tsp Butter.

1/2 Cup Milk.

1/4 Cup Fresh cream.

Salt to taste.

Water as per needed.

Coriander leaves for garnish.


4 to 5 Cloves.

3 Cinnamon stick.

2 Cardamom.

1 Star anise.

3 Peppercorns.


Grind for garam masala and keep it a side.

Cut the paneer into medium cube sized shape and place it aside.

Grind onions and tomato separatly.

Heat butter in a pan, fry bay leaf ,onions and ginger garlic paste till the raw smell is off.

Then add the garam masala powder and saute for another few min. Add tomato puree and simmer for 2 min. To this add chilli pd, turmeric pd, jeera pd, coriander pd, with a pinch of salt. Fry until all the masalas are well combined.

Then add adequate amount of water and bring them to boil.

Add milk and stir until the gravy becomes thick. Drop the paneer cubes, kasturi methi and ajwain and stir well and allow them to cook under low flame for about 3 min.

Remove from flame and lastly finish them up adding fresh cream and chopped coriander leaves on the top.

Serve hot with puri or chappati or naan.



Savitharajsspiceland said...

Good click and nice presentaion Suma!!!

shanthi said...

Lovely dish with poori and delicious

Asha said...

Slurp! Me want some right now, with Pooris too. Looks gorgeous, great combo.

SriLekha said...

looks so yummy!

DEESHA said...

this is such a classic dish .. I love it

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice yummy recipe

Divya Kudua said...

Yum..PBM looks delicious and did you say your hubby prepared it for you??You are one lucky woman:):):)

Gita said...

Nice and delicious dish Suma...adding kasuri methi and ajwain sounds interesting :)

Aps said...

Wow... He made it so wonderful....Lucky lady Yummmm


You are making me drool over with pooris side by,never tried with pooris still,looks really good!

Parita said...

Looks so creamy and rich..nicely presented!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks very creamy rich and delicious!!! yummy and color is an absolute love!!!

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks guys..

Cham said...

Delicious masala :)

Madhavi said...

Yumm yummm yummmm paneer butter masala, khane pe bulao yaar ;))

Valarmathi said...

Yummy one, looks delicious.

Usha said...

Paneer masala looks delicious !

Suma Rajesh said...

i appreciate ur valuable comments..thank u so much gals..

Babli said...

Paneer butter masala looks delicious and mouth watering. Wonderful presentation.

San!!! said...

Paneer butter masala looks ravishing with the apt colour n nice blog suma.Following you.Happy blogging.

Cynthia said...

The colour of the sauce is so inviting.