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Keto Paneer Makhanwala

It’s butter chicken without the chicken

Indian restaurant menus are normally divided into ‘veg’ and ‘non veg’ sections. While chicken makhanwala or butter chicken sits proudly as the star of the show, there is the close cousin, often neglected but equally delicious, paneer makhanwala. It’s probably the staple dish that vegetarians order at ‘Mughlai’ or ‘North Indian Restaurants’ as it’s a dish from the North of India. Since I randomly decided to do a meat free week of Keto (mainly to figure out if I am having too much protein) I decided now would be a good time to make this recipe.

So here is my Keto Paneer Makhanwala. Enjoy! And if you do eat meat, I’ve got a white butter chicken, a regular butter chicken, a bacon butter chicken and a cheat’s butter chicken recipe for you.

Vegetarian Keto

I get many questions about vegetarian Keto and YES you can do Keto even if you are vegetarian and frankly speaking you can do it as a vegan as well. I’ve done vegetarian Keto and I made a vlog about it as well. I covered what I eat in a day as well as grocery shopping. I did the same and made a vegan Keto vlog.

 

Keto Paneer Makhanwala

 

Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 293
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fiber: 0g

This recipe makes 4 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Paneer Makhanwala
Keto Paneer Makhanwala
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A fresh Indian cheese (paneer) cooked in a rich tomato gravy
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Keto Paneer Makhanwala
Keto Paneer Makhanwala
Yum
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
A fresh Indian cheese (paneer) cooked in a rich tomato gravy
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 200 grams Paneer Learn how to make it at home
  • 45 grams Onions
  • 75 grams Tomato Puree
  • 75 grams Fresh Cream (Heavy Whipping Cream)
  • 30 grams Butter
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Kasuri Meth/Dried Fenugreek Leaves I recommend this one
  • 1/4 Tsp Tumeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • Coriander for Garnish
  • 1/2 Cup Water
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Instructions
  1. The first thing you want to do is melt the butter in the saucepan and add in the onions and cumin seeds and cook till the onions turn translucent and soften.
  2. Then add in the spices, tumeric, chilli powder, garam masala and coriander powder along with the ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Then add in the tomato puree and water and mix well and allow to cook for 10 minutes
  4. While the sauce is simmering cut the paneer into bite size pieces and pan fry till golden brown on all sides.
  5. Once the sauce has reduced and the tartness of the puree cooked out then season it with salt and add in the Kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves.
  6. Add in the cream and mix well. Finally add the paneer and garnish with coriander.
  7. Enjoy!

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Amit Naik
    October 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Another one ticked off! This turned out to be GREAT

  • Reply
    Balavivek
    October 13, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Hey,

    I made a recipe keto shawarma, it 8s awesome. You should also try and create a video for that.

    Chicken vertically striped (small length), Add egg, salt, black pepper, cyan pepper, paprika, corriander powder, red chilly ,lemon pepper, ginger garlic paste. Each one spoon for 250gms of chicken. Add turmeric if needed. Add 2 spoons of greek yogurt. Marinate for 30 mins.

    Heat big chunk of butter in a tava, 1 spoon of olive oil. Put all marinated chicken pieces. Stir continuously for 5 to 7 mins.

    Have cabbage, lettuce, tomato onion( less in quantity) cucumber thin strips. Use mayoneese and mix. Put it on a plate , put cooked meat on top of this. Add mustard sauce and eat.

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      Reply
      Sahil Makhija
      October 15, 2018 at 4:12 am

      Nice one man!

  • Reply
    CurryMan
    October 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Hey Sahil this looks awesome I’m going to be cooking this tomorrow!
    I’m a massive fan of sweet & sour curries like chaat, pathia, etc… do you have any recipes for something with a bit of a sour kick PLEASE?!

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      Reply
      Sahil Makhija
      October 15, 2018 at 4:11 am

      I’ll work on a nice sour curry 🙂

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