Instant Pot Paneer Butter Masala

It is a very easy Instant pot dish cooked in short time and has a good taste. It originates from India but is loved all over the world.

5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Paneer Butter Masala

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword cashews, Paneer Butter Masala, paneer chunks
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 359 kcal


  • 1 lb paneer chunks
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 green chili
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp dried methi leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala


  1. Add all the ingredients except honey and paneer in the inner pot of Instant pot.

  2. Close the lid and press the “Manual” button.

  3. Cook for about 8 minutes on HIGH pressure and press the “Cancel” button.

  4. Release the pressure naturally through the steam vent and open the lid.

  5. Put the mixture in the immersion blender and blend well.

  6. Again transfer the mixture in the Instant pot and add paneer and honey.

  7. Select “Sauté” and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  8. Dish out and serve hot.

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