Instant Pot Butter Paneer

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recipe by Garima Gakkhar

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Butter Paneer is one of the most popular paneer dishes. This recipe is supposed to be very creamy and yet mild in spices. It can be served with naan, rice or roti. My Mom used to make all sorts of vegetarian recipes involving squash, zucchini, spinach, etc. But whenever a Paneer recipe was made, it seemed like a special delight. Butter Paneer is one of the recipes that used to be on top of my list. Whenever I make Butter Paneer at home, I follow a very simple recipe which doesn’t have a whole lot of ingredients.

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recipe updated Sep 15, 2020


  • Fennel seeds icon
    Fennel seeds
    1 tsp (about 2.05 g)
  • Paneer icon
    1 cup (about 264 g)
  • Butter icon
    1 tbsp (about 14.4 g)
  • Tomato icon
    2 (about 280 g)
  • Mace icon
    1 head
  • Cloves icon
    2 (about 0.5 g)
  • Cashew nuts icon
    Cashew nuts
    20 g (about 2 ¼ tbsp)
  • Cardamom pods icon
    Cardamom pods
    4 (about 8 g)
  • Water icon
    ½ cup (about 120 g)
  • Kashmiri chili powder icon
    Kashmiri chili powder
    ½ tsp (about 1.37 g)
  • Single cream icon
    Single cream
    ¼ cup (about 60 g)
  • Honey icon
    1 tsp (about 7 g)


  • kCook icon Stick blender
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat - Sauté, Normal
  2. Add butter to the inner pot
  3. Sauté - approx 1 min
  4. Add tomato, mace, cloves, cashew nuts, cardamom pods and water to the inner pot
  5. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  6. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 8 min
  7. Natural release - 5 min
  8. Release pressure -
  9. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  10. Blend with stick blender
  11. Sauté - approx 3 min
  12. Add kashmiri chili powder and butter to the inner pot
  13. Heat until just boiling then reduce heat
  14. Heat - Sauté, Less
  15. Then stir single cream into the inner pot
  16. Cook - approx 5 min
  17. Add fennel seeds, honey and paneer to the inner pot while stirring frequently
  18. Let rest - approx 1 min
  19. Serve
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