North Indian/ Paneer/ Side dish -with gravy-vegetarian


Recipe adapted from


  1. Paneer- cubed- 1 cup
  2. Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  3. Onion-chopped finely-2 medium sized
  4. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
  6. Green chilies-cut into two-2 or 3 nos( or according to taste)
  7. Kashmiri chili powder-1/2 to 1 tsp
  8. Coriander powder-11/2 tsp
  9. Tomato-roughly chopped- 1 medium sized
  10. Capsicum – 1/2 of a small
  11. Onion -cubed- 1 small
  12. Kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves- 1/2 tsp
  13. Water-as required
  14. Roasted cashewnuts-4 to 5 nos( optional)
  15. Fresh cream- 1 tbsp(optional)
  16. Garam masala-1/4 tsp
  17. Coriander leaves-chopped- 1 tbsp( optional)
  18. Oil
  19. Salt to taste


  • Soak paneer in hot water until required.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds,let it splutter.
  • Add chopped onion ,turmeric powder and salt,cook over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until onion turns golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.Add green chilies and mix well.
  • Reduce flame to low and add kashmiri chili powder and coriander powder and saute for a minute.Add 1/4 cup water and saute until oil separates.
  • Grind together chopped tomato and capsicum to a fine paste and add to this.Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour in required amount of water to achieve desired consistency.Bring it to a boil.
  • Add cubed onion and crushed kasuri methi.Add salt as required.Mix well.
  • Add drained paneer and bring it to a boil.
  • Add coarsely powdered cashew nuts , fresh cream and garam masala.Mix well and cook for few more seconds.
  • Garnish  with chopped coriander leaves.

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    Reshmi Mahesh
    April 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Paneer do pyaza looks very delicious and beautiful clicks…

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    Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi
    April 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    what a lovely refreshing recipe. never tried this one.

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    Angie's Recipes
    April 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Looks saucy and delicious!

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    April 1, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    This is looking so delicious. Just perfect to mop up with the chapatti s. kollam! Shella

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    April 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Curry looks rich anddelicious

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    Suja Manoj
    April 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Rich and super tempting paneer do pyaza..perfectly made.

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    Priya Suresh
    April 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful,super flavourful paneer do pyaza.

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    April 2, 2013 at 1:12 am

    wow! looks too good will try soon as kids love it

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    April 2, 2013 at 3:12 am

    looks delicious! My kids love anything and everything in paneer

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    April 2, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Delicious paneer
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    April 3, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Looks do delucious…nice color

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