Paneer Makhani Pasta

Paneer Makhani Pasta is a 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 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 – 30 mins, Total – 40 mins

Servings: 2


  1. Penne Pasta (or of your choice) – 1 cup
  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 inch (roughly chopped)
  7. Green Chilli – 1 (roughly chopped) (optional)
  8. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  9. Ground Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp
  10. Chilli Flakes – 1/2 tsp
  11. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp
  12. Cream – 2-3 tbsp
  13. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – 1/4 cup
  14. Oil – 1 tsp
  15. Butter – 2 tbsp
  16. Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  17. Water to cook pasta 
  18. 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 till onions are translucent
  2. Add tomatoes and cook till 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. Bring sufficient water to boil and cook pasta as per the instructions on the pack
  5. While pasta is cooking, heat butter in a pan. Add the tomato-onion paste, saute and cook for 7-8 mins or until butter starts to separate
  6. Add coriander powder, chilli flakes, ground black pepper and kasuri methi. Mix and cook for a min
  7. Add cream, cheese, paneer and salt. Mix and cook for 1-2 mins
  8. Strain the pasta and add to the sauce, add coriander leaves and mix well 
  9. Your Paneer Makhani Pasta is ready. Sprinkle some chili flakes and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot!!!


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