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June 2, 2010


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I tried this from Nags Space..I made some slight changes according to the ingredients what i had in hand..The taste was excellent  ..Thanks a lot Nags..I want to treasure this recipe in my blog for future reference. .So here comes the yummy restaurant style PBM .Do try this and let me know ladies..

Ingredients :
  • Paneer – 50 gms (cubed ) ( Fry in little oil and soak in hot water till usage)
  • Big onion – 1 no (chopped finely)
  • Tomatoes – 2 nos (medium sized , blanched, peeled and pureed)
  • Ginger , Garlic paste – 1 tsp ( i used 1 inch ginger & 5 cloves of garlic)
  • Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup -  1 tsp
  • Salt- As required.
  • Milk – 1 cup ( use as reqd)
  • Fresh cream -  1 tbsp ( i dint have fresh cream i removed a tsp of skin from the boiled milk and added .)(Paalaadai)
  • Cashew – 5 nos ( Grind to a smooth paste)
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish.. ( i dint use)
Method :
  • Blanch tomatoes and peel the boil tomatoes in water till it cracks.Then peel the skin and set aside.Grind cashews to a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • In a wide mouthed kadai , take a  tbsp of oil and add the chopped onions .Saute till it turns transparent .
  • Now add the G& G paste and saute till its raw smell emanates.
  • Then add all the powders and Mix well for sometime in low flame..Make sure it doesn’t get burnt.
  • Take all these ingredients in a mixie jar and grind it along with blanched tomatoes.Make it to a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add 1 tbsp of oil.when the oil is hot,add this ground paste and saute till its raw smell vanishes.Allow it to boil.Then add the ketchup , required salt and milk and cashew paste.Let it boil and thicken.U get a nice orange color.
  • Check for spice & salt.If its too spicy add some more milk and vice versa.
  • At last add the paneer cubes , Milk skin ( paalaadai ) and toss well . Boil & Switch off the flame..
Yummy Paneer Butter Masala is ready to be served hot with Chapathi , Naan..
As i dint have a stock of fresh cream and coriander leaves , i couldn’t garnish ..But still there was no compromise in taste.I am sure it gotta restaurant taste..Its a keeper recipe..And NAGS , thnx  so much again Smile
Kindly adjust the quantity of ingredients according to ur taste buds by keeping this as a reference ..



Paneer is one of the most varied and fascinating of dairy products. In its most basic form, cheese is the curdled milk of sheep, goats, cows or other mammals.
Health benefit of Paneer
1:  Paneer is a good source of calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth, and also prevents osteoporosis. Cheese provides 25% of the calcium in the food supply.
2:  Paneer in moderation, is associated with lower body weight as well as reduced risk of developing insulin resistance syndrome.
3:  Paneer is a good source of protein and it reduces cancer risk.
4:  Paneer can prevent stomach disorders and even help with your bones as you get older, especially in women.
5:  It also helps in lower, back and joint pain.
Nutritional information of Paneer
100 gms of paneer made from cow milk provides
Protein - 18.3 grms
Fat - 20.8 grms
Mineral - 2.6 grms
Carbohydrates - 1.2 grms
Energy - 265 kcal
Calcium - 208 mgs
Phosphorous - 138 mg
How to make paneer?
Paneer is quite easy to make at home. Bring 2 litres of fresh whole milk to the boil. Add 2 table spoons of vinegar or lemon juice or curd and stir well. Put aside. After the milk has curdled, wrap it in a clean muslin cloth, rinse with fresh water and drain well. Form a ball and place it under a heavy saucepan for approx. 20 minutes. 200 g of your paneer is ready..


  1. I have been wanting to make this from the day when Nags posted it, but i have to make my paneer first.
    This looks really yummy too.

  2. Cashews,milk,cream,butter...what not to make it yummy and delicious! Always love this!

  3. very nice and alltime fav.recipe.very rich gravy

  4. The gravy looks superb. So rich and creamy.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Truly restaurant style Chitra. The gravy looks just like those we eat out!

  6. Very delicious & perfectly made prep..... Cannot wait longer to give it a try..... How luscious would it taste with rotis or plain paratas..... Hmmmm....


  7. YUmmy and rich gravy...looks tempting and delicious.

  8. Hey, this is my kids favorite and I make this quite often, love ur recipe too.

  9. It looks so creamy and YUMMM..Super dish simply love it !!!

  10. Nice recipe n sounds easy too...yummm

  11. Paneer butter masala looks so rich n creamy...

  12. yummy... looks really good... we will definitely give it a try

  13. Chitra, this looks too good.Guess will try out soon!

  14. well adapted, thanks for trying this :) i will link back from my site :)

  15. i have linked to you in the tried and tasted section. thanks!

  16. Beautiful and irresistible paneer butter masala, very tempting..

  17. My grand children love paneer butter masala.I will surprise them with your recipe this week end.Thanks a lot.

  18. Very nice dish.. mu fav dish.. looks delicious..

  19. the gravy looks so rich and flavorful...mouth watering.

  20. Looks rich, creamy and luscious!

  21. A big fan of PB masala looks creamy and perfect

  22. Looks rich and creamy. I just love this :)

  23. I like the literal sunshine in the bowl! :)

  24. Very rich and creamy it

  25. Looks rich, perfect dish for guests.

  26. Just made it for dinner.
    The recipe turned out tasty!Thank you for the Quick and easy recipe.


    1. Thanks for trying and iam glad u liked it:)

  27. Thanks a lot frnds for ur sweet comments.@Nags , thanks for the link :)@ seema, thnx for trying and iam glad u liked it :)

  28. rich, yummy perfect for a get together..

  29. no need to add butter in panneer butter masala?? ;-)
    am going to try it today..
    Your sister Radha.


  30. Great recipe...thanks for sharing. I tired it few weeks back it came out really great. My hubby liked it the most, this one surely goes to my favorite recipes :)
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