Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Dhaba-Style Paneer Butter Masala At Home (Recipe Inside)

Here is a simple, quick and easy paneer butter masala that is perect for you next meal.


  • Paneer is one of the most popular dishes across India
  • A dhaba-style paneer gravy is loved by kids and adults alike
  • Here is a paneer butter masala recipe that you can try at home as well

Paneer (cottage cheese) is one of the quintessential foods in an Indian meal. Be it the tantalising paneer tikkas or the rich Indian paneer gravies, there is absolutely no dearth of paneer dishes. The vegetarian menu of a north Indian restaurant or a dhaba is proof to the versatility that paneer is! And back home, if you’ve got a chunk of cottage cheese in your refrigerator, you know you are sorted for the day.

Indian paneer gravies are one of the most common lunch or dinner options in our homes. The aromatic flavours of a paneer curry are inviting enough to make it a star dish at any dinner table. No wonder we have more than a dozen of paneer gravies available across roadside dhabas and even at fine dine restaurants, including shahi paneer, kadhai paneer or matar paneer. One of the most loved paneer gravies in every restaurant is aromatic paneer butter masala. The luscious, creamy, flavourful and rich cousin of butter chicken has a separate fan base that loves to gorge on the buttery goodness! But did you know that you can make the stellar paneer dish at home too?!

(Also Read:11 Best Paneer Recipes To Try At Home)


We have an amazing paneer butter masala recipe here that you can easily try at home. With an hearty use of onions and tomatoes, dollops of butter, crunchy cashews and a host of spices, this recipe combines fried paneer cubes in a rich, aromatic and creamy gravy. The generous use of milk, cashews and cream makes this paneer recipe a royal affair.

The dish comes loaded with lots of flavourful spices, including red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper and kasoori methi, giving an eclectic, wholesome touch to the dish. You can pair paneer butter masala with rice or roti and even parathas or your next meal at home.

Click here for the recipe. Try it at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.

About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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