Makhani Pasta

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


  1. You can skip paneer and add veggies of your choice like bell pepper, broccoli or mushroom
  2. I have added Dried Fenugreek Leaves for the flavour, you can try adding oregano instead.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian-Italian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 30 mins, Total – 35 mins.

Servings: 2-3


  1. Pasta (of your choice) – 2 cups
  2. Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) – 150 grams (cut into small cubes)
  3. Onion – 1 medium-large (roughly chopped)
  4. Tomatoes – 3 large (roughly chopped)
  5. Garlic – 2 cloves (roughly chopped)
  6. Ginger – 1/2 inch (roughly chopped)
  7. Green Chilli – 2 (roughly chopped) 
  8. Cashew – 4
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Dried Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) – 1 tsp
  13. Cream – 2 tbsp
  14. Cheese – 2 tbsp (optional)
  15. Oil – 1 tsp
  16. Butter – 1 tbsp
  17. Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  18. Chilli Flakes to sprinkle on top
  19. Water to cook pasta 
  20. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Paneer Makhani Pasta:

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add onion, ginger, garlic and green chilli. Saute until translucent
  2. Add tomatoes and cashew, cook until soft. Turn off the flame and let it cool down
  3. Add it to a blender and blend it to make a smooth paste. Keep aside
  4. Cook pasta as per the instructions on the pack
  5. While pasta is cooking, heat butter in a pan. Add the paste, coriander powder, kashmiri red chilli powder and salt. Mix and cook covered on medium flame for about 10 mins, stirring occasionally
  6. Add crushed dried fenugreek leaves and garam masala powder. Mix and cook for a min
  7. Add cream, cheese (optional) and paneer. Mix and cook for about 2 mins
  8. Strain the pasta and add to the sauce, mix well. Your Makhani Pasta is ready. Garnish with some chilli flakes and coriander leaves. Serve hot!!!


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