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hotel style paneer butter masala



Hotel Style Paneer Butter Masala is a popular Indian dish made from paneer (cottage cheese), simmered in a rich and creamy buttery tomato gravy. This dish is often seen in restaurant menus, especially in the northern parts of India. It’s rich, creamy, slightly sweet and spicy, making it a favorite among many. It is usually served with naan, roti or basmati rice.

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paneer (cottage cheese)

200 grams

large tomatoes, finely chopped


large onion, finely chopped



1/2 cup


4 tablespoons


1 tablespoon

garlic paste

kashmiri red chilli powder

1.5 tablespoons

garam masala

1 tablespoon

fresh cream

1/2 cup

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Soak cashews in warm water for 10 minutes, then grind into a smooth paste.

Step 2:

Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan, sauté onions until golden. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes away.

Step 3:

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy. Cool this mixture and then grind into a smooth paste.

Step 4:

In the same pan, heat the remaining butter, add the tomato-onion paste, cashew paste, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well, let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.

Step 5:

Add the paneer cubes and gently mix. Let it cook for another 5 minutes.

Step 6:

Finally, add the fresh cream and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7:

Garnish with some more cream and serve hot with naan, roti, or rice.

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