|September 30, 2022


Paneer Butter Masala, Butter Paneer Masala, and Paneer Makhani; are three names for an excellent lip-smacking Indian main course dish. Makhani is the Punjabi word for Butter, where the etymology of this proper name for this dish is from. Paneer Butter Masala is the most omnipresent and famous dish in India. It is always on the menu of every Dhaba (small street side restaurant) in North India and every Pure Veg restaurant in South India. To prepare the sweet-spicy butter paneer masala, you need cardamom, cinnamon, onion and tomato puree, chili powder, garam masala, and of course, Paneer and Butter.

History says that Delhi's famous Moti Mahal restaurant chain first prepared paneer butter masala and; created it for the British population at the time, who had an inclination for Indian curry but could barely bear the spice.

This paneer butter masala is more waterless than some of the saucier styles of butter masala. The butter paneer recipe is slightly sweet and spicy. It is rich in flavor, aromatic in smell and the paneer is nice and bouncy. 

Butter Paneer Masala is a perfect main course item to be cooked for lunch and dinner parties and festivities. You can serve the creamy Butter Paneer Masala with tandoori roti, tawa roti, naan, garlic naan, or even kulcha. It also goes well with plain steamed rice or jeera (cumin) rice. Make the rich, creamy butter paneer masala from Alcoeats' gravy mix, and you will never order it from a restaurant.

How to make Paneer Butter Masala?

Paneer Butter Masala is among the main course meal that every Indian would simply love to have. Just like its name, the recipe of Paneer Butter Masala goes smooth and mildly spicy. Scroll down to learn how to make Butter Paneer masala in a quick time.


Paneer Butter Masala stands to be the most preferred main course dish when planning a lunch or dinner menu. Take a look at how Alcoeats can help you in preparing this.
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  • Type - Lunch/Dinner
  • Serve - 4
  • Preparation time - 15 mins
  • Cooking Time - 20 mins

Ingredients used in Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

What is the recipe of Paneer Butter Masala

  • Heat oil in a pan and roast the Paneer pieces until they are golden.
  • Make a runny gravy of Alco Paneer Butter Gravy and water. Avoid lumps.
  • Heat oil in a pan, and add tomato purée, and cook till the oil oozes out.
  • Add the paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add paneer, and butter. Cook till the gravy thickens.
  • Garnish with cream or butter and serve hot.

Health Benefits of Butter Paneer

While the creamy and buttery flavors of Butter Paneer Masala fascinate everyone, very few of us are aware of the health benefits that paneer butter masala has. Let us tell you how it is beneficial – 

  • On average, one hundred grams of paneer has 20 grams of fat and protein. It also has less than 2 grams of carbohydrates. It could be considered the best option for replacing meat for a protein-rich diet.
  • Paneer has Vitamin D and Calcium. These two elements are essential in preventing breast cancer. 
  • Paneer includes short chains of fatty acids that are smoothly digestible. 
  • Alcoeats' Butter Paneer mix has cashew nuts low in sugar and affluent in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein.
  • The Butter Paneer recipe mix from Alco also includes muskmelon seeds. These seeds are rich in potassium which aids in lowering blood pressure, thereby maintaining a healthy heart.

Summing Up Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Needless to state how Butter Paneer Masala steals the limelight every mealtime! The protein-rich Indian delicacy is easy to cook and offers a fine-dining experience. The sight is surreal to see soft white cubes of paneer nestling in the flavorful, buttery curry. Right ingredients, you can make the perfect restaurant-style Butter Paneer masala. The hack is to get the masala right.

When you have Alcoeats by your side, you are so sorted. Compliment the dreamy cuisine with hot roti, naan, paratha, or even tortilla; everybody laps it up. We have shared our side of the story; let us hear from you.


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