Paneer Butter Masala Welcome to Mummas smart kitchen. Paneer Butter Masala paneer butter masala is a rich. creamy tomato and paneer based gravy dish. it is one of the most famous paneer dish along with PALAK PANEER KADAL PANEER MALAI KOFTA PANEER TIKKA MASALA and MATAR PANEER. Paneer masala is sarved in almost all indian restaurants. Tomatoes is a key ingredient in paneer butter masala recipe. the creaminess comes from addition of cashews or cream – though adding cream can be skipped for a less rich version if you used cashews. butter is also added which makes the curry rich. the taste of paneer nutter masala is slightly sweet with some tang coming from the tomatoes. the gravy has a creamy and velvety feel to it. Easy Paneer Butter Masala Ingredients Here I have used fresh malai paneer cubes tomatoes and cashew nuts and of course lots of butter. This is followed by a piece of ginger garlic green chilies cumin seeds cinnamon stick bay leaf. Then comes the spice powders like dhaniya powder (coriander powder) haldi (turmeric) powder Kashmiri red chili powder Garam masala powder and salt. Lastly we need kasuri Methi. Adding little sugar to the gravy gives mild sweetness as well as spark to the gravy. Cream packed as well as homemade fresh ones can also be used. Pro tip: In my palak paneer restaurant style recipe I have shared few essential tips on how to keep paneer soft while making any paneer recipes. Please do refer to this tip before heading to cook this easy paneer butter masala recipe or any dhaba style paneer gravy recipes. If you are looking for Jain version a no onion no garlic restaurant style paneer butter masala gravy the only thing you need to do is just skip garlic and proceed with rest. However we are NOT using onion in this recipe of butter masala gravy. So just skipping the garlic from this recipe will solve the purpose easily. Can Paneer Butter Masala Be Frozen? Yes we can freeze butter paneer masala in a clean airtight container for good 4 months. Before serving thaw it well on the counter and reheat it in microwave or on stove top. Thaw it at the counter for few hours and proceed with addition of paneer to give the final touch to the gravy. Hope all kids will enjoy this recipes .