Paneer butter masala is most popular paneer recipe. you can make make this recipe at home .You may also know this dish by another name paneer makhani. This dish is commonly featured in the buffets at all Indian restaurants across the world.

Paneer Butter Masala Ingredients for Gravy Paste :

8 Dried Kashmiri Chillies
4 Dry Byadagi Chillies
10 Garlic Cloves
1 Inch Ginger
3 small Tomatoes
10 Cashews mixed in 1/3 cup milk
1 Tbsp Coriander
Salt to Taste

For The Final Preparation :

2 TBSP Ghee / Oil
1 Large Onion
1 Glass of Milk
1/2 TSP coriander powder
1/2 TSP Jeera Powder
1/2 TSP Black pepper
Salt to Taste
1/3 TSP Sugar
1/2 TSP Garam Masala
1 TSP Maggi Masala ( optional )
2 TBSP Fresh Coriander


prepare the gravy paste by grinding all the gravy paste ingredients.

Take a pan , add ghee or oil then add all gravy paste and 1 glass of milk.

Cook for 10 minutes and saute until the gravy is completely cooked.

When gravy is completely cooked add all the spices as mentioned above . cook for another 4 to 5 minutes. Add water if Required to Adjust the consistency.

Add Paneer cubes and Gently mix it well . Add fresh Coriander .

Garnish with Coriander leaves and serve paneer butter masala with naan or roti .


  1. What is Paneer Butter Masala?
    Paneer Butter Masala is a popular Indian vegetarian dish made with paneer (cottage cheese) cooked in a rich and creamy tomato-based gravy.
  1. Is Paneer Butter Masala the same as Paneer Tikka Masala?
    No, they are different dishes. Paneer Butter Masala has a creamy tomato-based gravy, while Paneer Tikka Masala features marinated and grilled paneer pieces in a tomato-based sauce.
  1. How do I make Paneer Butter Masala at home?
    You can make Paneer Butter Masala by sautéing onions, tomatoes, and spices, then adding pureed tomatoes and cream. Finally, add cubed paneer and simmer until the gravy thickens.
  1. Is Paneer Butter Masala spicy?
    The spiciness can be adjusted to your preference. It typically has a mildly spicy flavor, but you can increase or decrease the heat by adjusting the amount of chili powder or green chilies used.
  2. Can I use tofu instead of paneer in Paneer Butter Masala?
    Yes, you can substitute tofu for paneer if you prefer a vegan version of the dish.
  3. What is the origin of Paneer Butter Masala?
    Paneer Butter Masala is believed to have originated in North India and is a popular dish in Indian cuisine.