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Makhani Sauce Pasta Recipe

Makhani Sauce Pasta is a delicious Indian-style fusion pasta recipe. Learn how to make creamy makhani pasta in a few simple steps.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 635kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • Saucepan
  • Blender
  • Stir Fry Pan


  • 2 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1 Cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Cup tomato, canned or diced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder or paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Cup tomato sauce or ketchup
  • 2 Cup penne pasta
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley


  • Boil 6 cups of water with salt in a saucepan. Once the water starts boiling add pasta. Stir and cook pasta until al dente or cooked as per your preference.
  • Drain water and transfer pasta to a colander. Rinse with water to stop the cooking process and remove starch. Keep it aside.
  • To make the makhani sauce, heat butter in a stir fry pan. Once butter is melted, add chopped onion and saute over low heat for 5 - 6 minutes to caramelize it.
  • Next, add ginger-garlic paste, chopped tomato, salt, red chili, turmeric, and mix. Cook over low heat till tomatoes are soft and mushy. This usually takes 5 - 6 minutes.
  • Once tomatoes are cooked, add tomato sauce, stir to combine, cook for 1 minute, and turn off the heat. Allow the masala to cool down a bit and blend into a smooth sauce. Use little water or milk if required to get a smooth consistency.
  • Transfer makhani sauce back to the same pan. Add cream, oregano, chili flakes, cooked pasta, and fresh herbs. Stir to combine. Allow the pasta to simmer over low heat for 3 - 5 minutes to absorb the flavors of the sauce. Turn off the heat.
  • Garnish makhani sauce pasta with fresh herbs.
  • Serve makhani sauce pasta with bread of choice.


Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 635mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3414IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 3mg