Cook's Hideout: Hara Butter Paneer Masala (Spicy Green Curry with Paneer)

March 26, 2016

Hara Butter Paneer Masala (Spicy Green Curry with Paneer)

Blogging Marathon# 62: Week 4/ Day 1
Theme: No Tomato Gravies
Dish: Hara Butter Masala
For the final day of this week's 'No Tomato Gravies' theme I have an interesting curry made with green pepper and cilantro. Regular butter masala is made with butter, tomatoes puree and cream. This 'green' version is made with butter, green pepper, cilantro and cream.
Spicy Green Curry with Paneer
This recipe is from a Telugu cooking show and it looked too good to pass on. It is very easy to make once you have hara/ green masala prepped. Switch paneer with other protein like tofu, chickpeas or beans and skip the cream and use vegan butter for a vegan version of the curry.
Spicy Green Curry with Paneer
Make it for your next party and surprise your guests with this yummy alternate to the paneer butter masala. Serve with roti, naan or rice for a light and delicious meal any time of the day.

Hara Butter Masala
    For the Hara Masala:
  • 8~10 Cashews
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Medium Pepper
  • ½cup Cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • For the Curry:
  • 2tbsp Butter
  • 2~3 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 1cup Paneer, chopped
  • 1~2tbsp Heavy Cream
  • To taste Salt
  1. Make the Masala: Heat 1tsp oil, add cashews, green chilies, onion, green pepper and saute till the cashews are golden and the peppers are tender. Cool the mixture slightly and grind to a paste along with cilantro.
  2. To make the Curry: Melt butter in a pan, add chopped garlic, kasoori methi and the ground paste. Cook till the oil starts to leave the sides.
  3. Add the chopped paneer and simmer on low heat for 3~4 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and stir in the cream. Cook till heated through. Serve hot with naan or roti. 
Spicy Green Curry with Paneer

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 62.


  1. Wow ! Like this version of butter paneer , must try !

  2. Wow ! The hara paneer butter madala looks too good , real innovative .

  3. Color of the dish is itself inviting... Something different from normal butter masala paneer... Yum

  4. Hara paneee butter masala looks rich creamt and beautiful. Lovely clicks as always.

  5. That's one tempting paneer curry... Very delicious:)

  6. i feel like that bowl is just in front of me:))!!!
    love any paneer recipe

  7. Love paneer recipes anytime. Great share. Bookmarking.

  8. Omg, this green paneer masala is calling me, very irresistible.

  9. love the color - this is one I definitely want to try

  10. Ah the colour looks stunning Pavani. I am sure this gravy will be great to mark it down!


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