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Paneer handi recipe restaurant style

Paneer handi recipe with step by step photos. Restaurant style rich and flavorful side dish recipe made with Indian cottage cheese
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Harini


  • 200 garms paneer cubed
  • For tomato paste
  • 2 big tomatoes cubed
  • 1 big onion cubed
  • 15-20 cashews
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • A small piece of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 green chilies
  • For tempering:
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamoms
  • Small piece of cinnamon
  • To garnish
  • Fresh cream as required
  • Kasuri methi


  • Take cubed tomatoes, cashews, cubed onion, peeled ginger, garlic, cumin seeds and green chilies in a mixer jar. Grind to a very smooth paste.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a pan. Add 1 bay leaf, 2 cloves, 2 cardamom pods, A small cinnamon stick and saute well. Add 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves and saute well.
  • Add the tomato paste and saute in medium flame for 10 minutes. It should get cooked well and leave out fat from the sides.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, turmeric powder and mix well. Add required salt. Add 1 cup water and simmer. Cook till the gravy thickens and reaches desired consistency.
  • Add the cubed paneer and stir gently. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add fresh cream, kasuri methi and remove from flame. Serve paneer handi with roti or naan.


1. You can use 10 almonds instead of 15 cashews. Blanch and peel the almonds first.
2. You can add chopped capsicums in this recipe. Add it after adding cilantro leaves and saute well.


Calories: 254kcal