Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

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 my video and step-by-step guide you can easily make this restaurant style Paneer Butter Masala recipe at home! 

About Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

This Paneer Butter Masala recipe is a rich and creamy dish of paneer (Indian cottage cheese) in a tomato, butter and cashew sauce that is known here as “makhani gravy.” The acidity of the tomatoes and the sweetness of the cream make for a velvety, nearly addictive sauce. 

Also known as “Butter Paneer,” this yummy and popular vegetarian dish is derived from the recipe for Butter Chicken, a.k.a. Chicken Makhani, that I learned to make during my cooking school days. I know, I know, the thought of me cooking with meat sounds insane. It seems nearly a lifetime ago!

With my easy, quick and delicious recipe you can prepare this Restaurant style Paneer Butter Masala at home. In fact, it’s so easy that you can make it on even busy weeknights! This simple dinner takes just 10 minutes of prep work and 30 minutes on the stove.

My delicious Paneer Butter Masala recipe is one of the most popular recipes on the blog. It has been made and loved by hundreds of readers.

Don’t just take my word for it, either. You can read the comments at the end of the post, which has a lot of positive feedback and reviews from our readers and fans.