Paneer Butter Masala or Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala also called Paneer Lababdar is here. Need I say more?

Paneer Butter Masala Lababdar in Hindi

Oil – 1 tbsp

Butter – 3 tbsp

Bayleaf – 1 no

Onion chopped – 1 cup

Ginger chopped – 1 tbsp

Garlic chopped – 1 tbsp

Green chilli – 1 no

Kashmiri chilli powder – 3/4 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Tomatoes chopped – 2 cups

Paneer diced – 1½  cup

Dash of water

Fenugreek (methi) leaves powder – ½ tsp

Coriander chopped – handful

Cream – ½ cup


In a deep vessel add oil & butter. Drop in bayleaf and then onions. Cook the onions till they brown. Now add ginger, garlic & green chilli. Saute for a minute and then add chilli powder. You can dissolve the chilli powder with ¼ cup water also so that the chilli does not burn. Saute and then add tomatoes and salt. Cook till the tomatoes are mashy, you can add a dash of water if the masala dries up.

Add methi leaves powder, paneer chopped coriander and cook for 3-4mins. Remove from heat and mix in cream and serve hot.