Paneer butter masala with purti refined vegetable oil

December 2, 2022

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is one of India’s most popular paneer gravy recipes, and with good reason! Indian cottage cheese cubes are smothered in a creamy,  lightly spiced tomato sauce that is downright delicious. With  step-by-step guide you can easily make this restaurant style Paneer Butter Masala recipe at home.


  • – ½ cup Purti Refined Vegetable Oil
  • – ½ pound paneer, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • – 2 tablespoons butter
  • – 2 onions, finely chopped
  • – 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • – 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • – 1 tablespoon ground cashews
  • – 1 teaspoon ground red chiles
  • – ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • – ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • – ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • – 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • – ½ cup milk
  • – ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • – ½ teaspoon salt


Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4 servings



Preperation for Cooking

Step1:- Heat 1 Purti Refined Vegetable Oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves and saute for few seconds.

Then add the the onion, garlic, ginger and saute for 2 to 3 minutes until the onion is translucent.

Step2:- Add the tomatoes and cashews and mix.

Step3:- Then add 1 cup of water.

Step4:- Cover the pan and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes.

Step5:- After 15 minutes, remove the pan from heat. Remove the bay leaf, cinnamon stick and cloves.

Step6:- Let the mixture cool down a bit and then transfer to a blender. It’s important to let it cool down a bit else it will all blow up from the mixer.

Step7:- Grind the masala to a smooth paste and set aside.

Step8:- To the same pan now add 2 tablespoons butter along with remaining 1 teaspoon oil on medium heat.

Step9:- Once the butter melts, add the red chili powder and the Kashmiri red chili powder and fry for few seconds. This will give the curry a nice red color.

Step10:- Then add the ground paste back into the pan along with the garam masala (start with 1/2 teaspoon and add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon at the end only if you feel like the curry needs that extra bit of garam masala), cardamom powder, sugar, salt and tomato paste (if using).

Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step11:- Then add the cream and mix.

Step12:- Add in the paneer and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Finally add crushed kasuri methi.

Garnish paneer butter masala with cilantro and serve hot with naan or rice!


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