Paneer Indian Recipe

So what’s cooking today hmmm delicious Paneer Indian Recipe. Paneer also known as Cottage cheese. Paneer is commonly used in Indian dishes. Being Indian love for paneer comes automatically. Power packed with proteins Paneer is great for health. The Paneer Indian Recipe which I am gonna share with all of you…. Is made in a unique style. This Paneer Indian Recipe has a slight hint of Moghlai. Quite rich with carbohydrates. Also this Paneer Indian Recipe has great taste I can assure that!

Paneer Indian Recipe

Paneer is more often used in northern region of India. Paneer can be made with so many variations and styles. You can experiment a lot with cooking Paneer. Also the best thing about Paneer is it cooks instantly. Oh! there are some famous recipes for Paneer like…. Palak Paneer, Paneer Pasanda, Paneer Makhanwala, Paneer Tikka, Paneer handi.. The list goes on and on.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Mom had bought Paneer home. So as usual I asked her what style are we cooking paneer today. To which she said blend of all Indian spices with Rich cashew gravy. To which I frowned as I knew exactly how she is gonna prepare this. My mouth started watering …. yumm Paneer.

Paneer Indian Recipe

There are a lot of ingredients used to make this Paneer Indian Recipe. But don’t get scared it isn’t tough to make!

Let me not bore you further more with my talks :)

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 5 to 6 People

Ingredients:

  • 200 gms Paneer cubes Or Chopped Paneer into rectangular shape
  • 1 Big Tomato Chopped
  • 1 Big Onion Chopped
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • 1 Inch Ginger Chopped
  • 7 to 8 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 to 4 strands of Coriander Leaves
  • 7 Cashew nuts
  • 3 tbsp Watermelon seeds (Magaj)
  • 3 tbsp White Sesame seeds (Til)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seed
  • 2 tbsp Kasoori Methi
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt as per taste

Method:

Onion Paste: Chop onion into medium size. Grind into the mixer until smooth. Keep This Onion Puree aside.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Tomato Puree: Chop the tomato. Grind until smooth. Strain if required.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Green paste: Grind chilies, garlic, ginger, 2 strands of Coriander leaves. Grind until smooth.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Cashew Paste: Immerse cashew nuts, sesame seeds, melon seeds into water for about 10 to 15 mins. Now grind until uniform paste.

Paneer Indian Recipe

For Gravy:

Take a wok or vessel. Add oil wait until it is hot. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Once the cumin seeds is crackling add Onion Paste. Keep the gas on low flame. Also add green paste.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Keep stirring them for about 3 mins until the mixture turns brownish color.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Add the tomato puree. Combine all of them well.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Let this gravy boil for another 2 mins. Now add Paneer cubes along with yogurt.

Paneer Indian Recipe Once the gravy starts bubbling add Cashew paste. Add salt as per taste. Also once Paneer and all the masalas are almost cooked add kasoori methi.

Cashew paste-Paneer Indian Recipe

The gravy should be ready in another 5 mins. Once Paneer is cooked the dish is ready.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Serve Paneer Indian Recipe hot with Rotis Or Rice.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Garnish with few coriander leaves and cashew nuts.

Paneer Indian Recipe

Tip:

  1. You can use tofu with the same ingredients.
  2. Also if you wish to add potatoes. Do add them but be aware potatoes will consume more time to cook. So you can add boiled potatoes instead.
  3. There is no need to add additional masalas.
  4. Prepare all the pastes before you make this dish :)

Paneer Indian Recipe

Happy Cooking!

The printable version below:
Paneer Indian Recipe
 
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Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 200 gms Paneer cubes Or Chopped Paneer into rectangular shape
  • 1 Big Tomato Chopped
  • 1 Big Onion Chopped
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • 1 Inch Ginger Chopped
  • 7 to 8 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 to 4 strands of Coriander Leaves
  • 7 Cashew nuts
  • 3 tbsp Watermelon seeds (Magaj)
  • 3 tbsp White Sesame seeds (Til)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seed
  • 2 tbsp Kasoori Methi
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt as per taste
Instructions
  1. Onion Paste: Chop onion into medium size. Grind into the mixer until smooth. Keep This Onion Puree aside.
  2. Tomato Puree: Chop the tomato. Grind until smooth. Strain if required.
  3. Green paste: Grind chilies, garlic, ginger, 2 strands of Coriander leaves. Grind until smooth.
  4. Cashew Paste: Immerse cashew nuts, sesame seeds, melon seeds into water for about 10 to 15 mins. Now grind until uniform paste.
  5. For Gravy:
  6. Take a wok or vessel. Add oil wait until it is hot. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds.
  7. Once the cumin seeds is crackling add Onion Paste. Keep the gas on low flame. Also add green paste.
  8. Keep stirring them for about 3 mins until the mixture turns brownish color.
  9. Add the tomato puree. Combine all of them well.
  10. Let this gravy boil for another 2 mins. Now add Paneer cubes along with yogurt.
  11. Once the gravy starts bubbling add Cashew paste. Add salt as per taste. Also once Paneer and all the masalas are almost cooked add kasoori methi.
  12. The gravy should be ready in another 5 mins. Once Paneer is cooked the dish is ready.
  13. Serve Paneer Indian Recipe hot with Rotis Or Rice.
  14. Garnish with few coriander leaves and cashew nuts.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 5 to 6 people


Comments

  1. Sunita says

    Hi Maria

    Few days back I had bookmarked this recipe and finally I made this yesterday, it is so tasty Maria, I swear! very different apart from the regaular paneer recipes I make. Thanks for the recipe. I want you try please please give the recipe of spicy paneer tikka, as i had tried once and it was a disastrous disaster, i still remember my whole paneer burnt as well as my HEART from inside.

    Take care

    Lv Sunita

    • maria says

      Thanks Sunita for trying out surely will make Spicy Paneer Tikka give me some time for it. Also are you talking about paneer tikka dry i.e tandoori version Or the gravy one. Yeah I also make disaster it’s ok that’s how we will learn :)

  2. Ruchita says

    Hi..
    I tried this recipe yesterday night and it just turned out to be awesome..
    my husband was so so happy to have a change from the usual paneer sabzi..
    Thnx for uploading this..

    Regards.

  3. says

    Hello, I hope you don’t mind but I’d like to include this recipe in our next ezine article. No, don’t worry, you will get all the credit. Think of us as merely advertising or marketing this article for you. Our site aims to find the best articles/recipes/news online – all culinary. That’s what we do every week and then we send out ezines to our subscribers. this week we are featuring Indian cuisine and after doing a little Google search, voila! your recipe came up. it’s simple and it seems really delicious.

    • maria says

      Hi Matthew,

      Initially I thought its spam but I was wrong :)… Matthew You have a green signal from me go ahead and include this recipe in your next ezine article. I am glad you found my recipe on Google search and you liked it. Thanks a ton!

      Cheers!
      Maria

  4. Tejal says

    Hi Maria,
    Did u use the kasoori methi in green paste or when u put the cumin seed..
    Its a great receipe …
    Thanks for sharing

    • maria says

      Hey Tejal,

      Thanks for your views. Also thanks for highlighting as I haven’t mentioned when to use kasoori methi. You just have to add kasoori methi once the dish is almost cooked. Please don’t make a paste of kasoori methi as it will taste bitter. The best part is to ad kasoori methi is once the paneer is almost cooked.

      Love,
      Maria

  5. says

    What a great post!! I really enjoyed the process photos. I put some of the ingredients on my memo pad so that I can pick them up while grocery shopping. I must make this soon! YUM!

    • maria says

      Hey Buddy,

      It is a pleasure to know you love paneer. Nice to know your views! do try them at home.

      Love,
      Maria

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