Indian Food Recipe : Paneer Curry

Paneer Curry Recipe

Paneer is nothing but Cottage Cheese. A Paneer curry is just another curry where curry means sauce in Tamil, a language in South India. Combination of masalas with other ingredients is a curry. Paneer curry is very popular in North India.


  • Paneer – 200 gms.
  • Tomato puree – 2 nos.
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp.
  • Garlic- Ginger paste -1 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp.
  • Chilli powder- ½ tsp.
  • Cumin Powder- ½ tsp.
  • Garam masala powder – ½ tsp.
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp.
  • Cashew nuts: 10-12 nos (ground to a paste).
  • Salt as required.



  • Cut paneer into small cubes and keep aside.
  • Add oil in a heavy bottomed pot, when hot enough add cumin seeds.
  • Once they splutter add the ginger garlic paste.
  • Do not let it stick to the bottom of the vessel. Keep adding little water.
  • Now take little water add all the masalas in it and mix well.
  • Add this to the pot and fry the masalas well till oil separates.
  • Add tomato puree and sauté till oil separate.
  • Add the cashew nut paste and then the cubed pieces of Paneer.
  • In case the gravy is too dry add little water accordingly.
  • Let the gravy boil a little and then serve hot.