Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala | Paneer Makhani Recipe

Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala or Paneer Makhani is one of the most popular paneer recipes in Indian cuisine. In this dish, paneer cubes (Indian Cottage Cheese) are simmered in a mildly rich onion tomato cashew nut based gravy, of course with some butter and cream made in the Stovetop or Instant Pot pressure cooker. Low in carbohydrates, safe for people following the ketogenic diet, and gluten-free.

Ingredients for Pan Fried Buff Mince Patties

For Onion Tomato Puree
 Onion diced1 Lagre
 Tomatoes diced3 medium
Cloves garlic3
Ginger1 inch
Cashewuts (about 12-15) OR almonds1/4 cup
cinnamon stick1 inch
Green cardamoms2
Water1 cup
For Paneer Butter Masala:
Butter or oil2-3
Cumin (jeera) seeds1/2 tsp
Kashmiri red chili powder2 tsp
Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into 1-inch cubes200gm
Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)1.5 tbsp
Garam masala powder or use kitchen king masala1 tsp
Fresh cream (full fat)2-3 tbsp
Sugar or honey optional1/2-1 tsp
Salt as per taste

Preparation for Pan Fried Buff Mince Patties

  1. In a saucepan, combine the entire spices, onion, tomato, cashew nut, ginger, and garlic with one cup of water, and bring to a boil.
  2. Prepare over a flame that is medium for at least 15–20 minutes. Take the pan off the heat, and let it cool. Utilize a high-speed blender to achieve a purée or paste that is completely smooth.
  3. While the butter is melting in the pan, add the jeera seeds and cook them for a quarter of a minute.
  4. After incorporating the Kashmiri red chili powder and the bay leaf, give the mixture a short swirl.
  5. The onion-tomato cashew puree should then be added. Cook for two to three minutes with the lid closed over medium heat.
  6. Add the paneer, kasoori methi, garam masala, or kitchen king masala, salt. Perform a thorough mixing, then bring the mixture to a boil.
  7. After incorporating the cream in a careful manner, the paneer butter masala is now ready to be served.
  8. The dish for paneer makhani should be served piping hot with chapati, naan, rice, and slices of onion.

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Nutritional Facts

Net carbs15g


After making it, this dish quickly became one of my favorites among all the recipes in my collection. So delicious.
I rate it 5/5. I strongly suggest that you try this out in the comfort of your own home.

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