Sanoli's Kitchen: BUTTER PANEER

Sunday, September 2, 2012


This is an absolutely lipsmucking paneer recipe, once we are thinking of this recipe, mouth got salivating, very simple but too delicious party dish. If you are too much health consious, add thick milk instead of heavy cream, and reduce butter amount with oil. Though it has a essence of North India, (basically from Punjab) but now it overwhelming not only in India, but all over the world. Fresh paneer is rich in calcium, so very essential for our body. It is a popular main coarse food in every Indian restaurant. Buttery tomato sauce, flavored with fenugreek leaves, gives an awesome touch to this dish. Butter paneer, has a velvetty smooth gravy, which has all the goodness of Indian spices combined with cottage cheese cubes, garnished with coriander leaves and cream. Enjoy this rich feast from heaven! 
7 OZ / 200 gm Cottage Cheese (paneer)
1 Cup Tomato Puree
1&1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1&1/2 tsp Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp freshly grounded Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Paprika (for colour only)
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
2 tsp oil
3 tbsps Butter
1/2 Cup heavy cream or 1/2 cup thick milk
1 tbsps finely chopped Cilantro (coriander leaves)
1 tsp Sugar (for flavor only)
Salt to taste
Cut cottage cheese in medium cubes.
Heat 2 tsp oil in a non-stick pan. When oil is heated, add butter in it. So that butter will not be burnt. Let it melts for another minute.
Add ginger and garlic paste in it. Fry for another 2 minutes on medium heat.
Then add tomato puree and salt in it.
Saute for 4-5 minutes, till excess water from tomato evaporates and tomato leaves oil from the side of pan.
Now add coriander powder, garam masala, paprika and red chilli powder.
Keep stirring for another 2 minutes, till all spices seperate oil from sides.
At this point add cottage cheese cubes and dry fenugreek leaves it it. Fold nicely, so that cottage cheese coats with the spices well.
Add 1 cup warm water in it.
Cover and cook for another 5 minutes on medium heat.
Add cream in it. Fold well.
Add sugar in it. Keep stirring for 2 minutes, remove from heat. Drizzle few drops of cream and chopped cilantro on top.
Serve hot with roti, paratha, naan, pulao or any rice dish.

Linking to: EP Series : Oregano & Paprika hosted by Foodomania


  1. woww butter paneer lipsmacking i love it and ur recipe step by step is wonderful

    the color and presentation both have come out great

  2. Hello,
    I reached to you through blog hop, first time here and I would be glad to follow you.
    I like paneer in almost any form, thanks for sharing the recipe.
    You are welcome to my space.

  3. Looks so so delicious! will try this soon.

  4. I too make similarly.. rich , exotic dish..

  5. Nice clicks ...drool worth recipes .love the color.

  6. super likes!!! tempting!!! .Join me in Know your Sweetnesss - Honey and Fast Food - Pasta event.

  7. Dear Sanoli
    Thank you very much for your appreciation at my blog. Anek din theke bhabchhi tomar sab recipe gulo porbo...ekhon sujog pelam..kichhu din er jonno.
    Butter paneer amar khub bhalo lag-e ..presentation darun hoechhe..dekhi ar ki ki rendhechho...will leave in 3 weeks time again :-(
    Bhalo theko

  8. Delicious butter paneer Sanoli. love this curry.

  9. Your description of the dish is making me drool here...Very delicious indeed

  10. very color full. nice delicious. keep it up.

  11. This is one of my favourite paneer recipes.....yummy.

  12. An all time favorite !! Looks awesome