Friday 15 May 2015

Paneer Butter Masala with Whole wheat Naan

The most popular Indian Punjabi dish, And My most Favorite....Any time I am always in to have it ;). It’s one of the preparations without which an Indian buffet is never complete. Paneer Butter Masala, yet Damn easy to make. So, If you want to cook a restaurant style Paneer butter Masala for your guests this weekend, here’s the recipe. Punjabi Paneer Butter Masala is one of the most popular Paneer recipes in Indian cuisine. The near perfect combination of spiciness and creaminess of its gravy makes it simply irresistible and versatile to be served with any Indian bread. Whether you serve it with tandoori Roti, naan and Paneer kulcha or with steamed rice, it’s going to satisfy your palate like never before.

Here, In Doha, Friday and Saturday are weekend days, Sunday is ON!!! So Yesterday I was Literally craving to have some spicy and full Punjabi meal..... So, Why go to Restaurant....Home chef is Ready to make these Authentic Punjabi love to try all the things at home, and love to serve it to the Family....Hubby is always ready to eat whatever I make!! So sweet :))))!!! So, You guys Enjoy these Yummy and Delicious Punjabi meal with step by step Recipe!!!!


200 Gms Paneer (or Tofu), Cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium Onions, Roughly chopped
1½ teaspoons chopped Ginger
3-4 Garlic Cloves
3 medium Tomatoes
2 Tbsp Almond Meal
2 Tbsp Yogurt
2 teaspoons Kasuri Methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
1 tablespoon Coriander Powder
1 teaspoon or to taste Red Chili Powder
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Oil
Salt to taste


1. If you are using frozen Paneer cubes, then defrost them, and Fry them.

2. Take Oil and Butter together in a pan and sauté Onion, Garlic and Ginger. After sautéing them keep them aside. 

3. Grind Almond Meal, Tomatoes, and Yogurt with sautéd Onion, Ginger and Garlic. Make nice, creamy smooth paste.

4. Heat cooking oil and butter in a same non-stick frying pan over medium flame. Add above paste and sauté for approx 2-3 minutes.

5. Add  red chili powder, Coriander Powder, Garam masala, and Salt to taste and pinch of turmeric Powder.
6. Stir and cook until oil starts to separate from the puree, it will take around 3-4 minutes.

7. Add fried paneer cubes, kasuri methi and cook for approx 2-minutes or until you get the desired consistency of gravy.

8. Add fresh cream.

9. Mix properly and turn off the flame.

10. Transfer prepared curry to a serving bowl. Garnish Punjabi paneer butter masala with milk cream or cube of butter and serve.

How to make Wheat Flour Naan


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
¾ teaspoon Baking powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ cup Yogurt
2 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoons Garlic powder (Optional)
1 teaspoon salt
Coriander for topping


1. In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking Soda garlic powder, salt.


2. Add  yogurt to the dry Ingredients, and mix together slightly until just Incorporated.

3. Knead the very Soft Dough. Cover the bowl with any lid and let it set for 3-4 Hours.

4. After 2-3 hours, Dough will rise and ready to make Naan. Divide the dough into 4-5 balls and roll into a slightly Oval shape on a floured surface using a rolling pin.

5. Over medium-high heat, heat a skillet, Brush both sides of the naan with the oil and here you can add even more seasonings on the outside of the naan.

6. Place the naan into the hot skillet, cover with a lid and bake for 1 minute, until you see bubbles starting to form.

7. Turn the naan over and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side, Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley. Place on a wire rack to let the naan cool. Continue with the other naan breads until finished.



  1. That's quite a weekend treat darling. The paneer butter masala looks absolutely gorgeous. The soft melt in the mouth cubes of paneer lapped up in the rich delicious radiant gravy is truly a sight hard to resist. And I am truly grateful that you posted the whole wheat garlic butter Naan recipe. I was looking out for one without a tandoor. I have bookmarked it. Indeed dear this is one superlative combo sure to leave any diner super happy. I am drooling over it. Very well done. 

  2. Ohhh I am so so much Happy dear Piyali!!!! My face got smile by watching your wonderful comment.....Love you a lot!!! miss you!!! Thank you so so much !!!!

  3. THANKS for such a simple nd descriptive recipie....ill definitely ask my cook to follow this recipie !!

  4. THANKS for such a simple nd descriptive recipie....ill definitely ask my cook to follow this recipie !!