paneer butter masala

This is a basic paneer butter masala recipe that you get in most Indian restaurants. This dish goes well with either rice or naan

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts (per serving)



Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; fry paneer until it achieves a delightful golden hue, typically taking around 5 minutes. Once fried, place the paneer on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil, while retaining the vegetable oil in the skillet.

In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat, and sauté the onion until it turns a rich golden brown, which usually takes about 10 minutes. Introduce ginger paste and garlic paste to the mix and continue cooking until the aroma becomes fragrant, approximately 1 minute longer. Incorporate cashews, ground red chiles, cumin, coriander, and garam masala into the onion mixture, and stir for an additional minute.

Next, add tomato sauce, half-and-half, milk, sugar, and salt to the spice-infused mixture. Let the amalgamation simmer until it thickens, typically around 5 minutes. Lower the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, and introduce the previously fried paneer back into the skillet. Allow it to simmer in the flavorful mixture until thoroughly heated, which usually takes about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 469
Total Fat 41g53%
Saturated Fat 12g59%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 947mg41%
Total Carbohydrate 15g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin C 9mg10%
Calcium 134mg10%
Iron 1mg8%
Potassium 451mg10%