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Masala Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Recipe

Updated on February 21, 2020
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paneer marination
paneer marination

For marination process

  • 250 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 3/4 teaspoon gram masala
  • 3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt / as per required

Take paneer in a bowl add all the above mention ingredients an leave it for 15 minutes.

fried paneer cubes
fried paneer cubes

Take a pan heat ghee (clarified butter)/olive oil and fry paneer cubes for 1 minute and keep aside.

Gravy preparation method

  1. Firstly, in a large pan take 2 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter
  2. add cumin seed , bayleaf , cinnamon stick , green chillies, cardamom, cloves.saute till the spices turn aromatic.
  3. Furthermore, add in chopped onion and fry until it turns golden.
  4. Now add chopped ginger and garlic, saute well.
  5. When it turns golden brown, add chopped coriander leaves and some kasturi methi (fenugreek leaf) and saute well.
  6. Now add in turmeric , red chilli powder, coriander powder, chicken masala , roasted gram flour(chick pea flour) and salt.
  7. Saute on medium flame till the spices are cooked well.
  8. Now add tomato pulp and saute till it releases oil.
  9. when the spices start releasing oil, turn flame on high and add 1 cup of water and mix continuously
  10. Now add in fried paneer cubes .
  11. Cover for 2min in low flame till paneer absorbs the spices.
  12. Now add in gram masala powder and crushed kasturi methi (fenugreek leaf).
  13. Turn off the flame
  14. Finally , garnish it with malai and serve with rice or roti (chapati).

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: serving 4 people

Ingredients of Masala Paneer (curry / gravy)

  • 250gm paneer (cottage cheese) cubes, cubes
  • 3 medium size onion chopped, chopped
  • 2 medium size tomato puree, paste
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons cookin oil
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 2 gloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 inch ginger chopped, chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves chopped, chopped
  • 4-5 green chillies chopped, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coriander leaves(cilantro) chopped, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kasturi methi(fenugreek leaves), crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 2 teaspoons chicken masala powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream, optional


  1. if you are new to Indian cooking , I highly suggest you to follow the step by step photos with description available

Nutritional facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4 person
Calories 365
Calories from Fat261
% Daily Value *
Fat 29 g45%
Saturated fat 16 g80%
Carbohydrates 15 g5%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 11 g22%
Cholesterol 71 mg24%
Sodium 494 mg21%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2020 Supriyasharma


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      11 days ago

      It's owsme recipe.....i will try to make for my self

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      13 days ago

      Great job.. Waiting for the next one!

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      4 weeks ago

      Tried and tasted.. Awesome!

      Waiting for the next one

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      4 weeks ago

      Amazing recipe.. Thanks

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      4 weeks ago

      @supriya... Your recipe is so amazing... I tried at home and everyone is loving it... Thanks a lot for the expertise on incredible ingredients... Hope you post another fire packed recipe from your bucket soon.. Waiting for it!!


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