Cheese Butter Masala (Paneer Makhani)

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Cheese Butter Masala (Paneer Makhani)

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Adjust Servings:
1 package Paneer (cottage cheese)
3/4 cup Cream or Whole Milk
10 Whole Cashews
4 tbsp Butter or Ghee
1 tsp Ketchup
3 tbsp tomato passata or tomato paste
2 tbsp Ginger n Garlic paste
1 tbsp Gram Masala
1 tbsp Corriander Powder
1/4 tsp Red chili powder

    If you like Butter Chicken Masala, your sure to love Paneer Makhani too. The cheese is sauteed in just the right amount of time in the cream, tomatoes, and spices!!

    • 20 mins
    • Serves 2
    • Easy


    • Spices



    Craving curry but looking for an alternative to the typical “meat curry” options? Why not try the vegetarian alternative to Chicken Tikka Masala with this Cheese Butter Masala aka (Paneer Makhani). Indie’s favorite curry by the way, she just can’t get enough of the creamy, cheesy flavors! 

    Cheese Butter Masala (Paneer Makhani)

    From the research Bubba gathered on this dish, he concluded that this Cheese Butter Masala (Paneer Makhani) is a very popular dish in North India.

    And is eaten often by the Hindu communities, who are mostly vegetarians. Bubba, Hunter and Indie wish they could be vegetarians like the Hindus, but insist they’re just not ready yet. But with dishes like this they sure could try to be more often.

    Cheese Butter Masala

    This cheese can be found in pretty much any major grocer and is a nice change to meat. We hope you like it as much as we do!


    So creamy and cheesy!

    Note: You can add 1 tbsp of fried onions to the  butter mixture of desired. And top with dried fenugreek leaves or parsley.


    Indie says, when Panner is in the air everyone is sure to want some. 



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    Easy Paneer Makhani

    Easy Paneer Makhani

    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes


    • 1 package Paneer
    • 3/4 cup Cream
    • 10 Whole Cashews
    • 4 tbsp Butter
    • 1 tsp Ketchup
    • 3 tbsp tomato passata
    • 2 tbsp Ginger n Garlic paste


    • 1 tbsp Gram Masala
    • 1 tbsp Corriander Powder
    • 1/4 tsp Red chili powder


    1. Combine the tomato passata, cashews, tomato ketchup, garam masala, red chilli powder, coriander powder, lemon juice, green chili, ground cumin, cashews, fenugreek leaves and cream in a blender.
    2. Blend until smooth and then open your package of Paneer and cut into cubes, and place into bowl. Add in some salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
    3. In your saucepan, over medium heat add your butter/ghee, and once hot add in your ginger/garlic paste cook for 3 minutes till fragrant. Now add in your Tomato/Cream and Cashew mixture.
    4. Cover and let simmer for 4 minutes, then remove the lid and add in salt to taste.
    5. Your sauce should be somewhat think. So now you want to thin it out a bit, by adding in 4 tbsp of Cream or Whole Milk.
    6. Here comes that delicious cheese, add in your paneer and stir. Bring it all together to a slow boil and turn down to simmer for two minutes and it's done.
    7. Sprinkle with cilantro OR fenugreek dried leaves and serve with rice basmati before serving if desired. Enjoy!
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 774Total Fat: 75gSaturated Fat: 44gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 204mgSodium: 840mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 16g

    These calculations are based off Nutritionix

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    Cheese Butter Masala


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