North Indian/ Paneer/ Side dish -with gravy-vegetarian



  1. Paneer (diced)- 100gms
  2. Tomatoes chopped finely-2 nos(large)
  3. Onion chopped finely-1 large
  4. Ginger and garlic paste-1 tbsp
  5. Cashew nut -5to6 nos
  6. Green chili (cut vertically)- 1no
  7. Kashmiri chili powder-1-1 1/2tsp
  8. Garam masala- 1 tsp
  9. Kasuri methi(dried fenugreek leaves)-1/4 tsp
  10. Ghee/butter
  11. Yogurt- 2tbsp
  12. Cream-1/4 cup
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Water


  • Puree the tomatoes and keep aside.
  • Soak cashew nuts in water and grind it to form a smooth paste.Keep aside.
  • Heat ghee/butter in a pan and shallow fry  paneer till it turns golden in color,turn sides in between,when all the sides are browned drain and keep aside.(you can also deep fry paneer if you wish to do so)
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add chopped onion and saute till it turns golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cashew nut paste , saute till done.
  • Add tomato puree ,and when it starts to boil add kasuri methi,chili powder and garam masala.
  • Saute for a minute ,add yogurt and stir well.
  • Add paneer and salt to taste. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Now add cream and stir.
  • Switch off the stove and add chopped coriander leaves and drizzle melted butter on top ,if desired.

(Note:You can also use fresh fenugreek leaves for this dish.I used almost 1/2 tbsp of freshly chopped ones)
Recipe:Vanitha pachakam


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    July 16, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Delicious PBM 🙂 Its my most favorite sidedish 🙂 Love your click with the chapathi fan in the side 😉

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    Aruna Manikandan
    July 18, 2011 at 5:03 am

    First time here….
    Paneer Butter masala looks spicy and delicious:)
    I too have posted the same recipe.

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    Sobha Shyam
    July 18, 2011 at 5:36 am

    wow, paneer butter masala looks absolutely delicious, wonderful clicks n very tempting, thanx for the visit to my space, following u…

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    July 18, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Thank you all

  • Reply
    July 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

    this looks so tempting!

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    Jayanthy Kumaran
    July 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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    July 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    First time at your place. Amazing blog and amazing paneer butter masala. Your pictures are making me hungry!! 😀 Adipoli ayitunndu 🙂

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    Gayathri Kumar
    July 19, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Superb clicks. My all time favorite looks absolutely delicious..

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    July 20, 2011 at 1:29 am

    An all time classic ~ LOVE it totally 🙂
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