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paneer do pyaza served with roti
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Paneer do pyaza recipe is a rich, delicious and flavorful mughlai curry made with paneer and onion as main ingredients. Looking to make some delicious and rich curry to go with your butter naan? Make this yummy paneer curry and you will love it. Here is how you can make paneer do pyaza recipe with step by step photos.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: paneer do pyaza
Servings: 3
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Harini


For fried onions

  • 2 onions halved and petals separated
  • 2 tablespoons oil

For paneer do pyaza curry base

  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 15 cashews

For the curry

  • 200 grams paneer cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste or minced
  • 1 cup onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves



  • Peel, rinse and cut 2 big onions into two. Blanch in hot water for 2 minutes. Separate the petals. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan. Fry the onion petals until crispy. Set aside the fried onions.
    Paneer do pyaza recipe steps 1
  • Next Puree two large tomatoes along with 15 cashews into a smooth puree.
    Paneer do pyaza recipe steps 2

Making Paneer Do Pyaza

  • Heat 4 teaspoons oil in a pan. To the pan add the whole spices. Fry the bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and cumin seeds well.
    Paneer do pyaza recipe steps 3
  • Add chopped onions and saute till soft.
    Paneer do pyaza recipe steps 4
  • Next add the slit green chillies and minced ginger garlic or 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste. Saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes off.
    Paneer do pyaza recipe steps 5
  • Add the tomato puree.
    Paneer do pyaza recipe steps 6
  • Also add the spice powders- 1 teaspoon red chili powder,1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder and coriander powder. Mix well and saute. Cook in medium flame till butter is released from the tomatoes.
    Paneer do pyaza recipe steps 7
  • Add 1.5 cups water and required salt. Mix well and simmer till the gravy thickens. Add cubed paneer or cottage cheese cubes and mix well. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
    Paneer do pyaza recipe steps 8
  • Add kasuri methi, fresh cream and mix well.
    Paneer do pyaza recipe steps 9
  • Remove from flame. Add fried onions and chopped coriander leaves. Mix and serve paneer dopiaza with naan or phulka.
    Paneer do pyaza recipe steps 10


Serving: 3servings | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 373mg | Iron: 2mg