Instant Pot Paneer Makhani Recipe: Paneer Makhani is the simplest and tastiest Indian dish that can be made within 35-40 minutes. Having a creamy texture it goes well with the rice, paranthas, or naan. If you are running short of time or there is sudden guesting, make this unique recipe.
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It is s blend of cream, a generous amount of butter, and whole spices that give authentic, nice aroma and mouth-watering flavor. Even if no paneer is available at the moment, the same gravy can be used to make other dishes like a mushroom, mix veg.
Make it for your guests, kid’s lunch box, or for any party.
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes
Courses: Main Course
Equipment: Pan, ladle and grinder
Calories: 560 Calories/serving
Instant Pot Paneer Makhani Recipe Ingredients:
- Tomatoes – 5 Cup, roughly chopped
- Onion – 1 Cup, chopped
- Garlic Cloves – 2-3
- Ginger – 1 inch, grated
- Bay Leaf – 1
- Black Cardamom – 1
- Cinnamon – 1
- Green Cardamom – 2
- Dried Cloves – 2
- Green Chili – 2
- Red Chili Powder – 1 Tablespoon
- Butter – 3 Tablespoon
- Salt – 2 Tablespoon
- Cashew Nuts – 10-12
- Paneer – 200 Grams
- Kasuri Methi – ½ Tablespoon
- Fresh Cream – 2 Tablespoon
Instant Pot Paneer Makhani Recipe Preparation:
✅ Add 1 cup water in the pan followed by tomatoes, onions, garlic cloves, grated ginger, bay leaf, black cardamom, cinnamon, green cardamom, dried cloves, green chili, red chili powder, 1 tablespoon salt, and 10-12 cashew nuts.
✅ Give it a nice mix. Cover the pan and cook it for 20-25 minutes at low flame.
✅ Check the mixture, tomatoes and cashew nuts have become tender.
✅ Remove bay leaf, cinnamon, and black cardamom from it. Allow it to cool. (We are removing them to give the dish nice color otherwise; the gravy will turn very dark).
✅ Add it in the jar, and grind well to make the fine paste.
✅ Now take the pan, add a generous amount of butter in it. Allow it to melt.
✅ Add chopped ginger and 1 green chili, sauté it.
✅ Gently place the paneer cube in the pan, roast it for 1-2 minutes, and sprinkle a little salt and Kashmiri red chili. Give it a light mix.
✅ Add curry; cook it for another 5 minutes at low flame. Add salt as per taste; remember that butter also contains the salt.
✅ Turn off the gas, add 2 tablespoons fresh cream. Mix well.
✅ Finally, add crushed kasuri methi to it.
✅ The dish is ready to serve, serve hot with parantha, rice, or naan.
✅ Add butter according to your preference, you can decrease the amount of butter, otherwise above mentioned quantity is enough to make the perfect dish.
✅ Some people love to add sugar or honey. But cashew nuts make it perfectly sweet. But still, customize it according to your taste.
✅ Ginger and green chili are the main ingredients, try not to avoid it.