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5 from 6 votes

15 Mins Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Radhika

Ingredients

  • Paneer - 200 gms cubed
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Milk or water - 1/4 cup
  • Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Butter or oil - 2 tbsp

For the Gravy

  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 3
  • Green chili - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
  • Cashew nuts - 8 to 10

Instructions

  • Take all the ingredients mentioned under "For Gravy" in a mixer jar.
  • Grind to a smooth paste using little water.
  • In a pressure cooker, add the ground paste and the other main ingredients and mix well.
  • Place the cooker on the small burner of the stove and cook for 2 whistles over medium flame.
  • After the pressure gets released on its own, open the lid and mix well.
  • Transfer to the serving bowl and serve garnished with a dollop of cream on top and coriander leaves.

Notes

After opening the lid, if you find the gravy to be very thick, dilute by adding a little milk before serving.