Paneer Pasanda, How to make  Paneer Pasanda:This is my version of Paneer Pasanda Restuarant Style.  Since my childhood Paneer has been my favorite. So any dish associated with paneer is great for me. Nowadays when I eat any good dish in restaurant I feel the spices and taste. Then I come home and try them and what I feel is the taste and texture is much better when you make them home. Hence would love to share Paneer Pasanda my version recipe with everyone.

Paneer Pasanda

by maria updated October 23, 2013

This is my version of Paneer Pasanda Restaurant Style.

Since my childhood Paneer has been my favorite. So any dish associated with paneer is great for me. Nowadays when I eat any good dish in restaurant I feel the spices and taste. Then I come home and try them and what I feel is the taste and texture is much better when you make them home. Hence would love to share Paneer Pasanda my version recipe with everyone.

Paneer Pasanda

You will find a lot of version of Paneer Pasanda on google. All appear to be different same dish but so many variations to make. I had tried Paneer Pasanda at Goodluck restaurant FC Road Pune. My hubby quite relished it so I had this on my agenda list. I tried to match the spices, taste, flavors and made home. To be honest my hubby loved it and my mission got accomplished.

My hubby is one of biggest critic he mentioned it just needs to be a little thicker gravy and paneer needs to be fried. So I modified the recipe and it tasted great almost same to the restaurant one infact better.

Cottage cheese is referred to as paneer in India. Paneer Pasanda is great as a side dish, meal, lunch box Or a kids meal. It’s yummy, delectable, delicious and tastes great with naan, roti Or rice.

It’s really getting hotter so time for eating icecream and faloodas. Just need some excuse to eat desserts Or cold stuff. In fact planning to make some cold desserts soon.

Coming back to Paneer Pasanda recipe with step by step pictures and detailed instructions at the bottom of the page.

Take oil in a frying pan place on medium heat. Once oil is hot saute onion until light brown in color.

Paneer Pasanda

Once onion is light brown add rest of ingredients stated above for brown paste. Saute until onion color changes to dark brown but not black ;) Grind into a smooth paste add water if required.

Paneer Pasanda

Combine tomatoes, ginger and garlic. Grind separately until they all blend well.

Paneer Pasanda

Take paneer cut into squares Or cubes. Add oil to a pan and shallow fry the paneer until golden brown.

Paneer Pasanda

Now take another wok Or vessel place on medium heat. Once oil is hot add caraway seed , cumin seed and sugar.

Paneer Pasanda

Once they crackle add the onion paste. Keep stirring and cook until oil leaves from edges. If the mixture is getting dry add little water.

Paneer Pasanda

Add half of red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala powder and fennel seed powder.

Paneer Pasanda

It’ s time to add tomato paste. Cook for 5 to 7 mins more. The gravy should be thick so add water only if required. However if you like thin consistency add water as per your preference.

Paneer Pasanda

Switch off the gas and add curd mixed with water + cream. Combine all nicely.

Paneer Pasanda

Switch on the gas on low heat. Cook on low heat for 2 mins add shallow fried paneer.

Paneer Pasanda

Garnish with mint Or coriander leaves. Sprinkle kasuri methi rest of chili powder over the gravy. Serve hot with naan, kulchas, parathas, pooris Or rice.

Paneer Pasanda

Tips for Paneer Pasanda:

  1. It’s suppose to mild spiced however if you like spicy add more chili powder.
  2. Cook Paneer Pasanda over low heat.

Paneer Pasanda recipe details listed below:

Paneer Pasanda
 
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Recipe type: meals, vegetarian, gravies
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine, North Indian Cuisine
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • For Brown Paste:
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • 2 onion julienne
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1.5 tbsp melon seed (magaz)
  • 3 green cardamom (choti elaichi)
  • 1 black cardamon (badi elaichi)
  • 2 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju tukda)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • For Red Paste:
  • 4 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves
  • For Curry:
  • 1 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp oil for shallow frying paneer
  • 1 tbsp caraway seed
  • 1 t/s cumin seed
  • 250 gms cottage cheese (paneer)
  • ½ t/s turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed powder (saunf powder)
  • 100 gms curd mixed with 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 t/s sugar ( I used organic sugar)
  • fresh mint leaves Or coriander leaves for garnishing.
  • dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
Instructions
  1. Take oil in a frying pan place on medium heat. Once oil is hot saute onion until light brown in color.
  2. Once onion is light brown add rest of ingredients stated above for white paste. Saute until onion color changes to dark brown but not black ;) Grind into a smooth paste add water if required.
  3. Combine tomatoes, ginger and garlic. Grind separately until they all blend well.
  4. Take paneer cut into squares Or cubes. Add oil to a pan and shallow fry the paneer until golden brown.
  5. Now take another wok Or vessel place on medium heat. Once oil is hot add caraway seed , cumin seed and sugar.
  6. Once they crackle add the onion paste. Keep stirring and cook until oil leaves from edges. If the mixture is getting dry add little water.
  7. Add half of red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala powder and fennel seed powder.
  8. It’ s time to add tomato paste. Cook for 5 to 7 mins more.
  9. The gravy should be thick so add water only if required. However if you like thin consistency add water as per your preference.
  10. Switch off the gas and add curd mixed with water + cream. Combine all nicely.
  11. Switch on the gas on low heat. Cook on low heat for 2 mins add shallow fried paneer.
  12. Garnish with mint Or coriander leaves. Sprinkle kasuri methi rest of chili powder over the gravy.
  13. Serve hot with naan, kulchas, parathas, pooris Or rice.

 


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suzanne Perazzini March 15, 2013 at 10:58 am

I had something similar to this a few years back when I used to buy takeouts from the local Indian restaurant and I remember it as delicious. Another great recipe.

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maria March 15, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Thanks Suzanne :) do try them home.

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Hari Chandana March 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Very tempting and delicious recipe.. Pretty snaps too.. thanks for sharing :)

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maria March 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Thanks for visiting my space do try them for sure.

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sanjivni yatin March 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

lovely recipe…..can you also share the recipe of the green puris…???

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maria March 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Thanks Sanjivini :) will surely update you with green puris recipe :)

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