Last updated on August 14th, 2019
Paneer recipes collection. Collection of 60 delicious Indian paneer recipes ranging from starters to dessert.
Paneer is a fresh cheese similar to cottage cheese. Paneer is widely used in Indian cuisines. It is often the meat chicken replacement for vegetarians. It is paneer butter masala instead of butter chicken, paneer manchurian instead of chicken manchurian and so on. Paneer is an excellent source of protein and calcium for vegetarians. Though paneer is widely used in north Indian cuisine paneer recipes are loved across the country. Paneer is one important ingredient in Indian vegetarian cuisine. I hope this tried and tested paneer recipes collection will be useful to you all.
Paneer is such a versatile ingredient that you can use it in various recipes right from starters to desserts. It combines well with vegetables like bell pepper, tomato, spinach in tasty curries. It also lends itself beautifully in cakes, cheesecakes, Indian sweets. Restaurant style Indian paneer recipes are mosly palak paneer, paneer butter masala, kadai paneer etc. But paneer is not limited to those recipes. Here in this post I have compiled 60 delicious Indian paneer recipes that are common, restaurant style as well as unique. This Indian paneer recipes collection is a mix of north Indian as well as south Indian cuisine.
Paneer is usually considered as a special food cooked for guests or for celebrations. Paneer is also a huge favorite among toddlers and kids. When made at home in hygienic condition paneer is an excellent source of nutrition for toddlers and kids.
To make delicious Indian paneer recipes we can use both homemade paneer or store bought paneer. I would always recommend homemade paneer though.
I divided my tried and tested easy indian paneer recipes into
- paneer starter recipes
- Paneer side dish recipes
- paneer main dish recipes
- paneer desserts.
I also have a separate paneer recipes category in blog for easy access. I have also mentioned vegan options in below recipes wherever possible in this paneer recipes collection
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Paneer recipes collection
Paneer starter recipes
paneer kofta – super easy to make crispy yet melt in mouth paneer kofta without deep frying. This paneer snack can be served both as snack or starter. A huge hit among toddlers and kids! You can also check aloo paneer kofta recipe for a slight variation. Similar kofta recipes are cabbage kofta.
paneer pakoda: A classic pakora recipe with paneer cubes. Crispy outer cover with melt in mouth paneer cubes, these pakoras are apt to be served with tea during monsoons. Similar pakoda recipes shared in the blog are cabbage pakoda, gobi pakoda, cashew pakoda recipes
Paneer cutlet: Easy to make healthy and easy mint favored cutlets with paneer. Best snack to be served with tea. Similar cutlet recipes shared on the blog are paneer peas cutlet, bread cutlet, poha cutlet, rice cutlet recipes
Hara bhara kabab: Another popular restaurant style paneer starter or snack recipe with paneer, potatoes and spinach!
paneer manchurian dry: Easy to make quick paneer snack with cubed paneer, bell peppers. best served as starter with an indo chinese meal with veg fried rice, veg manchurian. Also check gobi manchurian, idli manchurian recipes.
paneer wraps: Easy to make on the go paneer wraps with paneer stir fry!
paneer tikki: Easy to make healthy paneer tikki
Paneer sandwich: A quick to make easy and whole paneer sandwich recipe. Other popular sandwich recipes from the blog are Bombay sandwich, spinach sandwich, mayo sandwich, cream cheese sandwich recipes.
paneer rolls recipe: Another quick and easy snack or stater recipe with out deep frying! Also check bread rolls recipe.
Paneer side dish recipes
paneer masala: An easy paneer curry that you can put together after a long day. This quick curry comes together within 10 minutes if you have paneer handy. Also check paneer capsicum masala
Malai kofta: This is also a very popular restaurant style paneer side dish for rotis or naan. Malai kofta with phulka is the best ever combination!
Methi paneer: Easy to make light and tasty paneer curry with methi leaves. Also check aloo methi recipe
matar paneer: Fresh green peas and paneer cubes simmered in tasty and flavorful onion based gravy.
paneer lababdar: Yet another popular restaurant style punjabi paneer side dish that can be made easily at home.
paneer curry: quick and easy to make 10 minutes paneer dry curry. No grinding required.
paneer schezwan: A popular indo chinese paneer side dish to be served with veg noodles or restaurant style veg fried rice.
paneer jalfrezi: An easy to make paneer veg curry with minimum prep work. Serve with roti or bread.
methi matar paneer: easy to make Indian paneer recipe with methi leaves, peas and paneer.
paneer tikka masala: A super hit paneer side dish sought after in most restaurants. You can easily convert the paneer tikka to paneer tikka masala.
kadai paneer : The easiest restaurant style paneer recipe to try at home. No grind kadai paneer dry with paneer and veggies
Paneer bhurji: Yet another paneer recipe within 10 minutes. paneer bhurji is best served with roti or bread.
Shahi paneer korma: Mildly spiced rich and delicious korma with paneer.
Chili paneer gravy: An indo chinese paneer side dish for veg fried rice or noodles.
Paneer makhanwala: Easy to make mildly spiced paneer curry with buttery flavor.
handi paneer: A popular variation of veg handi recipe made with paneer
Paneer tawa masala: Easiest paneer side dish after a tiring day. Comes together in minutes
paneer kalimirch : – One of the lesser known yet delicious and flavorful restaurant style paneer curry flavored with black peppercorns.
Aloo Paneer– A delicious, easy to make no grind dry curry with paneer and potatoes that goes well with rice and roti!
Paneer main dish recipes:
Paneer biryani: A superb paneer biryani to try at home with excellent flavors and taste. If you love biryani please check veg biryani, aloo biryani recipes
Paneer paratha: Punjabi paneer paratha with spicy tangy paneer filling. Also check aloo paneer paratha. if you love Indian paratha recipes do check aloo paratha, capsicum paratha, methi paratha recipes
paneer pulao: Easy to make mildly spiced paneer pulao. Also check veg pulao, gobi pulao recipes. Also check palak paneer pulao, paneer butter masala pulao recipes
Paneer fried rice: A delicious indo chinese variation of veg fried rice with paneer cubes.
Paneer dessert recipes
Easy kalakand: Quick and easy to make kalakandh with paneer. Also check carrot kalakandh recipe