Butter Paneer to Paneer lovers is what Butter Chicken is to Chicken lovers! The taste and flavours of soft, spongy, tangy, spicy, buttery Butter Paneer served with your favourite naan, aachar and salad on the side is of no match. I am sure! Your mouth must have been flooded by now, and there might be a good chance that you are craving to enjoy your favourite Butter Paneer or some Paneer Gravy.
What are you waiting for then? Grab your wallet, call your family, cousins or friends and invite them over to the places mentioned below that are an absolute heavenly haven for Paneer lovers. Lastly, bless your tastebuds with the Indian flavours of your one and only Butter Paneer.
Here's the ultimate guide to the best Butter Paneer in Delhi that will not only leave you completely mesmerized and awed but will end up making you their regular visitors. We have also mentioned other best Paneer Gravy that you can order when there for all budgets.
1. Pind Balluchi
How could we not begin this list without mentioning Pind Balluchi? It's an absolute favourite among Punjabi food or Butter Paneer connoisseurs. Pind Balluchi not only offers the best Butter Paneer in the city, but it adds the essence of rural India with its decor and interiors, which is of no comparison to any other Dhaba or restaurant in Delhi. They also serve one of the best Paneer Makhani and Paneer Tikka. Pind Balluchi has many outlets in the city so that it's easier for its guests to locate it anywhere in Delhi. Moderately priced, Pind Balluchi is a delightful abode to visit with family or even extended family for a celebratory meal time.
₹2,000 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
2. Moti Mahal
As famous as Daryaganj is for food and books, Moti Mahal is famous for its super special menu, especially Paneer dishes. You can always supplement your dish with their Signature Butter Gravy to make your Paneer dish experience even more gastronomical. Couple your favourite Paneer dish with your favourite Naan and enjoy the quality dine-in with your family. The interiors of the restaurant might not be as pleasing to the eyes as their food, but their entry and garden area is worth visiting. Their Paneer Tikka Amritsari, Paneer Tikka Masala and Achari Paneer are worth a try; make sure you don’t forget to try them as well before you leave.
₹1,100 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
Famously known among foodies for the best Butter Chicken in the city, Gulati is a place you can vouch for the best Butter Paneer experience if you are a vegetarian. If you prefer eating at vegetarian-only eateries, then you can head to Veg Gulati. You can also call for Paneer Tikka Masala, Paneer Lababdar with the perfect mix of saucy tomato gravy, cashews & spices and perfect tangy Paneer Do Pyaza as the place does justice to both the dishes. The interiors of the dine-in are elegant and bright. The bricked walls, red poles and hanging lamps make the decor more thematic and beautiful. The restaurant is suitable to visit with family for a quality dinner. The restaurant is spacious enough to accommodate large groups, so you can also invite your relatives for a celebratory meal. You go to Pandara Road's Gulati for every Paneer craving.
₹2,500 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
4. Ardor 2.1
Located in the centre of the capital city, Ardor 2.1 is casual dining at Connaught Place. A rooftop dining offers a cosy and intimate dining experience. So, if you and your partner are looking for a place to visit to taste the best Paneer Butter Masala experience ever, then you know where to go. The live music at the restaurant will keep your visit entertaining. The place also serves amazing Paneer Lababdar if you are looking for something on the spicy side. They also offer full-bar and smoking area facilities along with home-delivery services, so make sure you make full use of these availabilities.
₹1,800 for two people (approx.) with alcohol | Open In Google Maps
Ever wanted to dine in at a place that gives you a 360-degree view of the city? Well, Parikrama at Barakhamba Road makes that possible for you. Along with serving one of the best North-Indian dishes, it offers a view of the entire CP. The interiors and the decor of the restaurant is a little compact yet comfortable. Parikrama, also known as the revolving restaurant and the best time to visit Parikrama is around 5 PM when the sunsets. So, plan a date with your partner, full of sumptuous Butter Paneer and Garlic Naan and beautiful sunsets. Paneer Bhurji Nawabi and Paneer Pakeeza are some of the other paneer dishes to die for.
₹2,600 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
Situated at Connaught Place, Zaffran is casual dining. The intimate decor and interiors, dim and romantic lighting make it an ideal space for a dreamy date. Zaffran offers an extensive menu to order from, but their Butter Paneer and Paneer Tikka are some of the most ordered and highly recommended dishes from the long list. You can try Bhatti Ka Paneer which is cooked to perfection in a tandoor. Satiate your taste palettes with their buttery paneer dish and buttery butter naan; you'd surely end up visiting Zaffran more often and recommending it to others. Enjoying food and drinks on a lunch date at such intimate locations sounds like a dream.
₹2,000 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
7. Rajinder Da Dhaba
No list of Paneer or North-Indian cuisine is complete without the mention of a Dhaba. Located at Safdarjung in South Delhi, Rajinder Da Dhaba has been a favourite spot for all the food lovers, or I'd rather say Paneer lovers, for years. The interiors of the Dhaba are as simple and subtle as its name, but the food experience is extraordinary. There's absolutely no comparison there. The Paneer cubes slathered in tomato gravy prepared with fresh ingredients and spices and fresh cream, cashew nut and coriander leaves to garnish sure sounds like a dish to experience. Try their Tawa Paneer, which we guarantee you will take some back home with you. They also offer home-delivery services; if you wish to enjoy your favourite Paneer dish at home.
₹800 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
Celebrating Indian culture and cuisines since 2001, Swagath creates a perfect vibe and ambience with its lighting and super spacious interiors to enjoy a good family dinner. Swagath is located at Defence Colony with another outlet located at Malviya Nagar. Although they serve dishes from both South and North of India- their Butter Paneer is highly recommended and ordered by food lovers and regular guests. You can also try Hariyali Paneer Tikka and Grilled Cottage Cheese Steak, as all of these dishes are cooked to perfection to give you the experience to salivate for years to come. Don't forget to add a bowl of curd on the side, it'll only enhance the entire food experience. If you are visiting Swagath for the first time, then you know what to order first. The full-bar facilities could also help in making the entire dine-in a bit relaxed and chill. You can also opt for their delivery services.
₹2,000 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
9. Indus Flavour
Located near the North Campus in GTB Nagar, Indus Flavour is casual dining with very basic and regular decor and interiors. But the red cloth used on the tables, chairs and sofas adds spice to the vibe of the entire dining experience. The map of the Indus river painted on the walls of the dining area is the restaurant's unique factor. One can visit Indus Flavour for a happy meal with family and relatives. The beautiful presentation of the food will only make you want to dive right into it as soon as it reaches your table. Make sure you begin dining with their best in-house Butter Paneer and couple it with your favourite bread.
₹900 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
10. Kwality Dhaba
Located at Subash Nagar, Kwality Dhaba has other outlets situated in the capital city. The main crowd attracter of the restaurant is not their interiors and decor but their Butter Paneer. Don't believe us? Well, then visit and try it for yourself and don't forget to take your family because you all will be seeing yourself visiting Kwality Dhaba for every Butter Paneer craving. The pocket- and family-friendly restaurant also offers Jain food (i.e. without onion and garlic) along with delivery options.
₹600 for two people (approx.) | Open in Google Maps
Satisfy your inner Paneer connoisseur by visiting the best in city restaurants. Some of the restaurants mentioned above prefer pre-bookings of the table due to being high in demand. So, make sure you book your table before leaving for the dining, else you'll find yourself waiting in long queues.