Paneer Butter Masala ---same taste but without tomato



Paneer Butter Masala is very rich recipe and to get the right taste you need to add right amount of everything. This sunday one of my closed friends was going to visit me. My friend's wife is allergic to tomato. Tomato is also not good for people who have kidney stone problem. My dad has that and he dont consume tomato at all since last 25 years.So makingPaneer Butter Masala without tomato, a big question mark for me?

Finally with one of my friends advice , I replaced tomato with dried mango powder (amchur) and result was simply fabulous. You can see the photo, but still cant say that this recipe is without tomato..


Ingredients:

3 tbsp butter
3 big chopped onions
1 tsp kasthuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
1 tbsp garlic-ginger paste
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp kitchen king masala
3-4 cloves
3-4 whole cardamon
1 tsp turmeric powder
1.5 tsp red chilli powder
dried mango powder
paneer cubes
milk
salt

Method:

Heat oil in pan. Fry chopped onions till golden brown. Turn off the stove and let it cool down.
Make a smooth paste by adding some water in blender.
Heat butter in another pan. Add sugar with continous stirring (This is very important step, if you want to get taste like hotel)
To this add crushed kasturi methi, clove, cardamon, ginger garlic paste, onion paste, kitchen king masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Allow it to fry for a while.
Add amchur powder according to taste.
With continous stirring, add milk to this very slowly.
Let it boil for 5-7 mins.
Add salt to this.
Finally add paneer cubes to this.

Garnish it with corriander leaves and serve with paratha

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30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey,
I did try this recipe and yes it comes out exactly like hotel paneer butter masala.
Thank you very much

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Anonymous said...

Wow! This looks yummy! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Curiosity,This looks definately delicious. Thanks for the recipe without Tomatoes.

Curiosity said...

My pleasure. I also made dal fry without tomato..which I will post soon..

Tumi said...

I bet this is most amazing recipe

NIDHYA said...

Hi, What is that kitchen king masala? can i substitute garam masala for that? Thanks.

Aaha Oho

Curiosity said...

@Nidhya- No dear, you cant replace it with Garam masala. Kitchen king masala is fine powder of bay leaves, big elaichi, clove, cinnamon and many more ...
You will get it in any Indian store and moreover it is useful for all Punjabi dishes. :)

NIDHYA said...

oh ok..i thought i would try it tonight as i am out of tomatoes.. but looks like i cannot, as i don't have that masala powder..anyway thanks for answering.

Aaha Oho

Anonymous said...

MILK and ONIONS together, is that OK?

Anonymous said...

cant we cook this without using onions or is it very necessary?

Anonymous said...

hey,

it came out really well though i didnt add neither onion nor garlic.....its just tooo good.....we all loved it.....

Fishy said...

Hi, thanks for this amazing recipe. Made it today along with some asparagus. It was just great. Now, I know Wat is going to be my party recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hi ..
The recipe came out really well, rich and yummy with a distinct flavour, to my surprise. I was under the myth that tomatoes are a must for a good dish. Keep sharing the good recipes! :)

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe... came out wonderful, quick and easy too

Richa Narsoo said...

Hey...thanks for recipe.I ran out of tomatoes in my kitchen yest and wanted to paneer..Tired this recipe and it tasted yummmm with parathas.. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I tried this today. It was wonderful!!!! I was amazed with how smooth and creamy the gravy turned out....WITHOUT TOMATOES!!!! My husband doesn't eat tomatoes coz of kidney stone pblm. This was just what I needed. Thank youuuu!!!

Rajesh Kumar said...



Great recipe...thanks for sharing. I tired it few weeks back it came out really great. My hubby liked it the most, this one surely goes to my favorite recipes :)
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Anonymous said...

How much paneer and how much milk has been used in this recipe?
How much amchur did you use?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am making this recipe right now and I must say that it looks and tastes really good (couldn't help licking a bit of gravy). I ran out of tomatoes today and wanted to make something nice for dinner tonight. Since I live in shanghai, I get only frozen paneer here but I think it wont taste bad. I have also added some twist to this recipe by adding a capsicum. Thanks for this recipe. Its a keeper.

Anonymous said...

Awesome recipe... turns out yummy Everytime... thnx..

Unknown said...

Very true... I was surprised that it came out so well

Tanisha Singh said...

this was a such a fabulous broccoli yoghurt and its recipe is really simple i have to save this page for making this recipe. thanks. kati roll online order

Anonymous said...

Do we need to fry paneer cubes too or not

Anonymous said...

Excellent recipe

Pooja Balakrishna said...

Could you plz how much paneer and milk was used in the recipe?

Tuhina Mandal said...

Thank you so much for the recipe. It's my favorite so far. My italian boyfriend loves it! :)

Harjit Chauhan said...

I am sorry to point out that the word is Kasoori Methi not Kasthuri.
Kasturi in Hindi is translated to 'Musk' in English
This particular methi is named after a place called Kasoor which
is now in Pakistan after the Indian subcontinent partition in 1947.

RakhiIndia.in said...


Thanks so much, my Paneer Butter Masala was so yummy. Your recipe is very simple to follow. surely I will share this recipe to my relatives. My family will enjoy it. Thanks

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Palak said...

Tried the recipe...n it was really yummy n clearly restaurant style...
Did not had kichen king so just used coriander powder n it works quite well.