Comforting Butter Paneer

This is the type of food I turn to on a cozy Saturday or Sunday - a sit down meal with the fam. I wouldn't necessarily say it is "gut friendly" but it is so so good and gives you all the comfort that a meal could possibly offer.

Prep Time: 10 min, Cook Time: 30 min


1 block of paneer - cut into cubes

4 tomatoes - finely chopped

1 - 2 onions - diced

1 small green chilli - diced

2 - 3 cups water

2 tbsp butter / ghee or avocado oil

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp cumin

2 tsp corriander powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

Pink salt to taste (I typically add 2 tsp)

Cilantro and lime wedges for garnish


- In a sauce pot, start with warming up the oil on medium heat, then saute' the onions until they have caramelized

- Add in the all the tomatoes and green chili, give it a mix and let them sautee' for about 3 minutes

- Gently add in all the spices - turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg

- Add 1 cup of water, cover the sauce pot halfway with a lid and let it cook for 5 min

- After the onions and tomatoes have cooked through, add in the salt

- Add extra water if needed and cook for another 5 mins

- At this stage, the tomatoes and onions should have cooked through and should have thickened up a little. You will also noticed the oil starts to float up on top from the edges of the sauce pot.

- Finally add in the paneer cubes and give it a mix.

- Let it marry with the sauce for a couple of minutes. You can turn off the heat now - Butter Paneer is READY!

This dish is perfect with some rice, naan or pita! Serve garnished with cilantro and lime wedges!