Paneer butter masala – Homemade paneer cooked in rich, creamy masala is undoubtedly the best way to enjoy cottage cheese.
You might’ve guessed from my last post about how to make paneer that I’ve some droolicious paneer recipes on my mind. And yes, you’re right.
This mutter paneer butter masala is just the beginning. I want to share all my favorite paneer recipes with you.
There’s one very special thing about this paneer curry. This is the first ever paneer recipe on the blog. As a huge paneer lover, it came as a big surprise to me. I’m so happy that I finally decided to share my all time favorite with you.
This paneer butter masala recipe is very similar to butter chicken. Butter is a necessary ingredient in both these dishes, and the rich, colorful sauce makes them stand out from the rest of the Indian curries.
Since I was looking for a super rich sauce for this recipe, I made an onion paste and a cashew paste. Apart from making a thick sauce, these also impart plenty of flavor to the dish. However, if you are looking for a nut -free version of this recipe, you can totally skip the cashew paste.
My favorite part of this recipe is definitely the paneer cubes dunked in the luscious sauce. As the paneer gets cooked in the sauce, it absorbs all the flavors and turn into lip-smacking cheese bites.
I really enjoyed this paneer butter masala with homemade naan and five color pulao. You could serve this with any flavored rice (ghee rice, tricolor pulao) or flatbread (plain parathas, aloo paratha, kale paratha) of your choice.
I used homemade paneer in this recipe. You can find the recipe with step by step pictures here.
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- Homemade Paneer
- Palak paneer
- Malai Kofta
- Malai Paneer Tikka
- Hariyali Paneer Tikka
- Spicy Paneer Tikka
- Cheesy Paneer Pav Bhaji Sliders
- Chilli Paneer
- Paneer Wrap or Paneer Kathi rolls or Paneer Frankie
- Paneer Sandwich
- Tandoori Paneer Quesadilla
Lovely color and consistency. Gravy looks super delicious!
My favorite gravy, you are tempting me now. yum yum.
Beautiful Rose 🙂
Unnati Silks says
Super delicious and tempting gravy!!
I love paneer, but I have never ever prepared this at home. I always eat paneer dishes at Indian restaurants. This dish looks super creamy and delicious.
This is my first time here and you have a very nice blog.
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Best Recipe. I loved it. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe with us.