Mac n Paneer

 Mac n Paneer

Well, Paneer is a form of cheese , isn't it? This is the Indian version of Mac n Cheese :D

I had some Paneer laying in fridge to be used, and I had to quickly whip up something before my girl returns from school. That's when I thought of preparing the Indian Mac n Cheese also known as Mac n Paneer. You can always play with the flavors according your preference, like add other veggies or spices of your choice. 

There is no chopping involved in this recipe. The capsicum is also chopped by pulsing in the mixer jar along with tomato paste and other spices. I have not used green chillies or chilli flakes as my girl does not like her food spicy, you may add as per your choice.

This Fusion version is definitely a must try and loved by all Paneer lovers!

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Macaroni
  • Boiling water, to cook the pasta
  • Salt, as required
  • A dash of Olive oil
  • 1 Garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4 piece of a large green Capsicum
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 cup Paneer cubes
  • Salt, as required 
  • 2 tsp Arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese, optional


  1. In a pot, boil the macaroni with salt, and olive oil until al dente.
  2. In a small grinder jar, pulse tomato paste, spices like Onion powder, Kashmiri Chilli powder, turmeric powder, Cumin powder and chopped capsicum.
  3. In a large pan, pour the olive oil and the butter, add the sliced garlic and Sautee for a couple of seconds.
  4. To this, add the pulsed tomato-capsicum paste, a little pasta water, sprinkle oregano and add in the washed Paneer cubes an add salt as required.
  5. Once the Paneer comes to a boil, add the arrowroot powder/ flour, mix and pour the milk.
  6. Check seasoning and add salt if required. Add a generous amount of Mozzarella cheese, close lid and allow cheese to melt.
  7. Finally sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy!

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