Creamy Paneer masala | Paneer Butter masala recipe

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Creamy Paneer masala | Paneer Butter masala recipe with step by step pics and video. This creamy paneer curry recipe is restaurant style and made with butter and creamy ingredients in a specific style.
Creamy Paneer masala
It is one of the most popular paneer recipes served with Indian bread varieties. The combination of spiciness and creaminess of its gravy makes it the most irresistible all time favorite gravy.
I have used hand blender to blend the curry, You can also use normal mixie/blender instead. Just that you need to blend the curry till smooth and mix it along with blended curd again. I have not used garam masala powder or too much spices, this curry is very mild, rich and creamy one that best suits with roti and also with rice.

Here is the quick video of how to make creamy paneer butter masala:

Step wise detailed description of how to make butter paneer masala | creamy paneer masala restaurant style:

Firstly,  melt butter in a pan, crackle cumin seeds.

next, add the spices: cinnamon, cloves

together add cardamom, fennel seeds

1 cup chopped onions is added. roughly chopped onions. fry until slightly brown

further to the brown onions, add green chilli and ginger garlic paste. fry till raw smell goes off.

tomatoes are added and fried till it gets slightly mushy

furthermore, add spice powders: turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder. fry well.

set the masala aside until use

Now, take a bowl, add 1 cup thick curd to it and whisk or blend until smooth

to the lump free curd, add the fried masala little at a time and blend until smooth

add the remaining mixture and blend again until smooth

melt butter in the same pan, drop in paneer cubes in it, add salt a pinch

further add red chilli powder and fry until paneer gets browned.

to this, add the prepared masala, salt to taste

crush the kasuri methi and add it as well and mix.

add 1/2 cup water, mix, close and cook for 10-15 minutes in medium flame until oil leaves out slowly.

open, add fresh cream and put off. mix well.

serve hot with roti and slices of onion
Creamy Paneer masala

Restaurant style Paneer masala recipe:

Paneer butter masala

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


to saute and grind

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2 no cloves
  • 1 no cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 cup onion roughly chopped
  • 1 long green chilli broken
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 large tomato roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder

for masala

  • 1 cup curd
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 200 gms paneer cubed
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream


  • melt butter in a pan and add cumin seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seeds, cloves and onion. fry until brown
  • next add green chilli, ginger garlic paste and fry again till raw smell goes off. 
  • further add tomatoes and fry until mushy
  • to this, add turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder. mix well and fry for a minute. blend this mixture along with curd finely
  • melt butter in the same pan, drop in paneer cubes
  • add a pinch of salt and chilli powder. fry till brown
  • add ground masala and mix well.
  • add salt, kasuri methi, mix again and add little water, close and cook for 10-15 minutes. 
  • open add fresh cream and serve hot with roti
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