Panner butter masala

by - January 04, 2011

There is different method of preparing Panner butter masala but Vahchef method will give the taste & texture we get in most Restaurant. It is a creamy & tasty gravy goes well with Naan & Roti. I have made some variation from the original recipe & taste the same. Try & sure you will adopt to this method of making panner butter masala.

Panner/ cottage cheese - 200gms
Onions - 1 chopped
Tomato - 1 chopped
Green chili - 2 ~3 or to taste( sliced to desired shape)
Ginger / Garlic  paste - 1 spn
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp or to taste
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Kastoori methi - 1/4 tsp (crushed)
Milk - 1 cup
Red food color - 5 ~ 6 drops
Whip Cream or half & half - 1/4 cup (optional)
Oil - 1tbsp
Butter - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Water - as required


  • Soak store bought  Panner in a hot water for 5 minutes & cut it into chuncks.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add onions & fry till it turns transparent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste to it & saute it for 2 minutes and then add chopped tomatoes.
  • Stir well, when tomatoes become soft add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder & salt and saute it until raw smell disappear.

  • When oil separate add required amount of water and allow it to boil.
  • Cook it for 5minutes & allow it to cool.
  • Grind the cooled mixture to fine paste and meanwhile heat the pan with 1tsp of butter.
  • When butter melts add sliced green chilies & kastoori methi powder and saute for a minute.
  • Pour ground mixture to the butter and add milk to it.
  • Cover & allow it to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add Food color & cubed Panner and allow it to cook for 2 minutes.
  • If  required  add extra milk or cream to adjust it to correct consistency.
  • Serve hot with Naan & Roti.

(I will add half & half at last to get that creamy garvy & wont prefer heavy cream)

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  1. yum yum....would go perfect with hot butter naan :)
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

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  2. That sounds delectable! Yum!

  3. Omg, just makes me hungry, wat a gorgeous and droolworthy butter masala..


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