Paneer Makhani Pasta

Paneer Makhani Pasta is a Indian-Italian recipe. It is basically pasta in the Paneer Butter Masala sauce and it is heavenly. To prepare this pasta we make a sauce with onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and a few spices, then add pasta and paneer (Indian cottage cheese) to this creamy and mouth-watering sauce.

Also try: Red Sauce Sweet Corn Pasta.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian-Italian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 30 mins

Servings: 2


  1. Pasta (your choice) – 1 cup
  2. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – 1/2 cup (cut into small cubes)
  3. Onion – 1 medium (roughly chopped)
  4. Tomatoes – 4 large (roughly chopped)
  5. Garlic – 2 cloves (roughly chopped)
  6. Ginger – 1 inch (roughly chopped)
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Ground Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp
  10. Kasuri Methi – 1 tbsp
  11. Cream – 2 tbsp
  12. Oil – 1 tbsp
  13. Butter – 1 tbsp
  14. Coriander Leaves – for garnishing
  15. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Paneer Makhani Pasta:

    1. Heat oil in a pan. Add onion, ginger and garlic. Saute till onions are translucent
    1. Add tomatoes and cook till soft. Turn off the flame and let it cool down
    1. Blend it to make a fine paste. Keep aside
    1. Cook pasta as per the instructions on the pack
    1. While pasta is cooking, heat butter in a pan. Add the tomato-onion paste, red chilli powder, ground black pepper and coriander powder . Mix and cook for 7-8 mins
    1. Add kasuri methi, cream, paneer and salt. Cook for 2-3 mins
    1. Strain the pasta and add it to the sauce. Mix and cook for a minute. Add cheese at this step if desired
  1. Your Paneer Makhani Pasta is ready. Sprinkle some chili flakes and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot!!!


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