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Easy Pressure Cooker Paneer Butter Masala/OPOS Recipe

Easy Pressure Cooker Paneer Butter Masala-Packed full of flavor ,this creamy paneer butter masala can be made in less than 20 minutes.

Pressure cooker paneer butter masala with naan bread

Easy pressure cooker paneer butter masala

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 300 to 400 gms Paneer,cubed
  • 1.5 tbsp Butter
  • 1 small Bay leaf
  • 1.5 to 2 tsp Kashmiri chili powder ( according to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi
  • 1/2 cup Water ( or as required)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Fresh cream
  • 1 tsp Sugar ( see notes)
  • Salt To taste
  • 1 to 2 tbsp Corinader leaves,chopped

For Masala paste

  • 2 cups Tomato,roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Onion,roughly chopped
  • 4 large cloves Garlic,chopped
  • 1 inch piece Ginger,chopped
  • 2 Green chilies,chopped
  • 1 inch piece Cinnamon
  • 3 Cloves
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 18 to 20 Cashew nuts


  • In a blender ,add all the ingredients listed under 'For masala paste' and grind to form a smooth paste.( add 1 or 2 tbsp of water if required)
    Pressure cooker paneer curry
  • Heat butter in a pressure cooker,add the bay leaf and saute for few seconds.Add the prepared masala paste and stir well.Add the paneer,kashmiri chili powder,cumin powder,kasuri methi,sugar ,1/2 cup water, salt to taste.Mix gently until the ingredients are combined.
  • Cover the pressure cooker and pressure cook over medium high flame for about 8 to 10 minurtes.Open the lid when the pressure is released completely .
    opos paneer butter masala
  • Add the fresh cream and stir gently.Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and serve with butter nan/chapathi / rice.
    15 minutes paneer curry
Keyword kids recipes, North Indian, OPOS cooking, Paneer
Easy pressure cooker paneer butter masala


  • 1 cup=250 ml
  • Adjust the quantity of Kashmiri chili powder according to your taste.
  • If the curry tastes too sour, add a bit more sugar to balance the taste.
  • Click here for more Paneer recipes
  • You can find OPOS mutton curry recipe here.To learn more about OPOS(one pot one shot) method visit OPOSchef.

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