Nutritional Facts of Paneer Makhanwala, Calories in Paneer Makhanwala

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Paneer Makhanwala have?

One  serving of Paneer Makhanwala gives 428 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 67.2 calories, proteins account for 48 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 313 calories.  One  serving of Paneer Makhanwala provides about 21.4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

paneer makhanwala recipe make 1000 grams, serves 5, 200 grams per serving.

428 calories for 1 serving of Paneer Makhanwala, Cholesterol 7.5 mg, Carbohydrates 16.8g, Protein 11.9g, Fat 34.8g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Paneer Makhanwala.

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paneer makhanwala is a delicious curry cooked in buttery tomato cashew gravy. Learn how to make paneer paneer makhanwala recipe | dhaba style makhanwala paneer | instant paneer butter masala |

paneer makhanwala recipe, a creamy tomato-based curry studded with tender cubes of paneer cheese, is a beloved North Indian dish cherished for its rich flavor and comforting goodness.

It's a symphony of spices and butter, weaving together fragrant aromatics, tangy tomatoes, and vibrant chillies with the melt-in-your-mouth creaminess of paneer.

Perfect for special occasions or a comforting homemade meal, instant paneer butter masala is sure to satisfy your cravings for a sumptuous Indian delicacy.

Serve this dhaba style makhanwala paneer hot, it goes well with pulaosrotis or puris.

pro tips to make paneer makhanwala: 1. Overcooked paneer can become tough and rubbery. Fry the paneer until golden brown: This adds a nice texture and savory flavor to the paneer. 2. Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) add a unique earthy aroma and taste to the gravy. 3. You can add little sugar to the gravy to balance out all the flavour.


Is Paneer Makhanwala healthy?

Yes and No, it depends who is eating it.  Paneer Makhanwala is made of paneer, peas, butter, cream, onions, tomatoes, vegetable oil and spices.

Let's understand the ingredients.

What's good.

Paneer : Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetesPotassium in paneer helps to reduce the effect of high sodium, by lowering blood pressure and contraction of blood vessels, resulting in improved heart health and reduced risk of heart attack. Great for weight loss and read the interesting article on is paneer good for you?

Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions

 Butter : Butter contains 80% fats and it comprises of many types of fatty acids. Butter has short chain fatty acids and medium chain fatty acids which are broken down and absorbed into the body directly and go straight to the liver and get converted to fuel to be used by the muscles. Due to this anti-inflammatory effect, it is said to have a positive effect in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Recent research shows that small amounts of butter has positive effects on heart health. So diabetics too can have small quantity of butter and balance it with other types of fats they consume. A tbsp. of butter fulfils 8% of your days requirement of vitamin A. This Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant which is essential for glowing skin health and immune function. We suggest you read about butter the super food

Tomatoes : Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, super rich in Vitamin C, good for heart. Tomatoes are a Pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Read about 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.   

Cashew Nuts (kaju) : In general, walnutscashew nutspeanutsalmondspistachios and pinenuts are a healthy snack to carry keep with you as they are rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats and good for heart. They are a healthy snack for Diabetics. Dietary intakes of cashew and other foods rich in magnesium helps to regulate blood pressure. See 9 amazing benefits of cashew nuts for complete details. 

Garlic : Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure. Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood glucose levels for diabetics. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system. Garlic has an antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal function and can help in relieving common cold and other viral infections. To boost your immune system have a garlic clove a day. Garlic is a top anti viral food. The thiosulphate compound, Allicin found in garlic acts as a strong antioxidant and protects our body from damage of free radicals.  Read here for complete benefits of garlic

What's the problem ?

Fresh Cream : 1 tbsp of Amul fresh cream (15 gm) provides around 37 calories, out of which 34 calories are from fat (22 calories result from saturated fat), 2 calories from carbs and 1 calorie from protein. Till late, saturated fat was always looked upon as that evil fat which would lead to high cholesterol levels and strokes. Offhand, studies have revealed no such association. In fact, fats will keep you full for a long time and avoid bingeing and weight gain. However, the proportion of cream and the way you use them in cooking is of great importance to maintain your waistline. You can add about a tsp of fresh cream once in a while to your meals, especially coffee, to enhance the taste. Moreover, the use of cream cuts down on bitterness of the coffee, so you won’t add any sugar to your coffee. Addition of sugar will anyways cause more harm to your body. But, try not to add fresh cream in bulk frequently. Also remember that with any kind of diet to stay fit and healthy, you need to follow a good exercise plan on a daily basis. 

Refined Vegetable Oils : To some vegetable oil is only soyabean oil, while some promote it as a mix of oils like soyabean, canola, sunflower, corn and other omega-6 rich oils. These are often cheaper options than many oils, but they are highly processed oils. They are undoubtedly not to be reached out for, whether you are looking for salad dressings, sautéing or cooking.  The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products made from refined vegetable oil for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Healthy Oils recommended to use in Indian

The healthiest oil for Indian cooking is coconut oil. Use Coconut oil instead of processed seed oils like soyabean oil, canola, sunflower oil, corn oil and other omega-6 rich oils should be used in very low amounts. Another good option is peanut oil. Peanut oil has the highest amount of MUFA (around 49%) amongst most Indian common cooking oils.

Pick olive oil which is loaded with MUFA. But its usage is restricted to salads, stir-fries, sabzis which can be cooked only on medium heat. For salads only use extra virgin olive oil. Avocado oil can be used in cooking, but it’s expensive. So what you can turn to for cooking is Coconut oil which is easily available in India.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Paneer Makhanwala?

No, this recipe is very high in calories. It has full fat paneer, cream, milk, cashew nuts which all are high in fat and not good for individuals with health issues.

Can healthy individuals have Paneer Makhanwala?

Yes, but limited quantity.

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy428 cal21%
Protein11.9 g22%
Carbohydrates16.8 g6%
Fiber1.8 g7%
Fat34.8 g53%
Cholesterol22.5 mg6%
Vitamin A1029.4 mcg21%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.5 mg4%
Vitamin C28.5 mg71%
Vitamin E0.3 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)29.5 mcg15%
Calcium408.9 mg68%
Iron0.9 mg4%
Magnesium26.4 mg8%
Phosphorus256.7 mg43%
Sodium88.6 mg5%
Potassium204 mg4%
Zinc0.4 mg4%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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