Makhani Paneer

Makhani Paneer is a popular Punjabi dish that is often served in restaurants and or dhabas.The curry is a mild and aromatic blend of cottage cheese,tomatoes and onions cooked in butter or makhan and hence got the name.

The dish is very simple,but a rich and delicious curry to treat your guests.Serve it with steamed piping hot rice or soft butter naan and there you have a nice lunch or dinner menu ready.

Blogging Marathon#61
Theme-Meal Ideas
Dish-Makhani Paneer

250 gm paneer/cottage cheese,cut in cubes
3 tomatoes,chopped
2 onions,chopped
3-4 garlic cloves,chopped
2 inch ginger piece
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
salt to taste
1 teaspoon dried methi leaves/fenugreek
1 teaspoon red chilli powder


Heat 2 tablespoon butter in a pan or wok.Add the chopped tomatoes,onions,ginger and garlic cloves.
Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Remove from pan ,coo a little and make a paste in the blender.
Heat the remaining butter in the same pan.Add half teaspoon dried methi,salt and red chilli powder.Stir and add the tomato onion puree.Stir and cook for 8-10 minutes or until oil comes out from sides of pan.
Now add 1 cup water and cook for 3-4 minutes more.

Add paneer cubes and remaining dried methi.Cook for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and serve hot with rice ,paratha or naan.


Hope you will try this wonderful curry  and love it as we did.

Serve-4 Cooking time-30 minutes.

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

14 comments on “Makhani Paneer”

  1. Hiba abbas says:

    I am drooling here!
    Beautiful set up ,sapana
    Bookmarked it

  2. This looks so good Sapana. I love that makhani paneer combo 🙂

  3. Sowmya :) says:

    Love the colour! It looks beautiful and appetizing

  4. rajani says:

    My friend was telling me yesterday that she makes all makhni without makhan :-)). Who doesn't like paneer that too in this sinful version!!

  5. Paneer makhani turned out perfect! The pictures are awesome.

  6. Omg, my mouth is just watering here, Makhani paneer makes me hungry.

  7. Pavani N says:

    That is such a classic dish Sapana. Makhani paneer looks very inviting.

  8. Simple and tempting gravy with paneer.

  9. Simple and inviting. My daughter would love it.

  10. Srivalli says:

    Such beautiful pictures Sapana..and I love this meal!

  11. Great Dish of Paneer. I like the Paneer very much and in all the dishes of paneer this one is my favorite. Thanks to share the its recipe.

  12. Looks wonderful Sapana! One of my favorite dish with rice.

  13. Looks awesome Sapana. Love to have this with naan rather than rice..

  14. looks creamy and luscious..perfect

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