Paneer in creamy gravy | How to make Paneer in creamy gravy

By Febina Farook  |  12th Nov 2015  |  
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About Paneer in creamy gravy Recipe

Paneer in creamy gravy

Ingredients to make Paneer in creamy gravy

  • Panner - 200 gms
  • Ghee- 3 tbsp. to fry paneer+ 3 tbsp. for the gravy
  • onion- 1 medium
  • ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
  • tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp.
  • tomato paste - 1 tsp
  • chilli- 1 or 2
  • Kashmiri chilli powder- 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Kasoori methi- 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  • pepper powder- 1/2 tsp or less if you want less spicy
  • cashew nuts soaked in hot water for 10 mins - 25 gms

How to make Paneer in creamy gravy

  1. Drain off water from soaked cashews and grind to a smooth paste in 1/4 cup water. Keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a deep bottomed pan on low medium heat and fry the paneer till all the sides are nice and golden brown. Meanwhile mix tomato ketchup and tomato paste in a small bowl and keep aside.
  3. Take off the paneer from pan and add 2 tbsp. ghee from 3 tbsps. to the same pan and sauté onions. Cook till soft, add ginger garlic paste and chillies. Saute till raw smell disappears.
  4. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, kasoori methi, garam masala powder and pepper powder. Be careful not to burn the spice powders so keep the flame relatively low.
  5. Add tomato ketchup and salt. Add 1/2 cup water or little more and let the mixture boil. Don't make the gravy too watery as it looses its texture.
  6. Once the gravy starts to boil, add cashew paste and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. I actually wasn't pleased with the taste of the gravy as it all tasted raw.
  7. But I simmered gravy for 15 - 20 minutes and the raw taste of tomato paste and cashew disappeared and loved it just like any other chicken curry.
  8. Once the gravy is all set add in the fried paneer and simmer for 2 minutes. Do not add the paneer first and then let the mixture to boil for so long as the paneer can get powdered into the gravy.
  9. For the final touch add ghee and coriander leaves and kasoori methi and serve hot with battoora, paratha or naan. Enjoy.

Reviews for Paneer in creamy gravy (14)

Shweta Dua2 years ago


Sarika Jain2 years ago


Rita Gurung2 years ago

I tried today and my :family: liked so much and it was really good n delicious

Rhea Shandilya2 years ago


Jinal Menon3 years ago

I prepared this today n it tasted ausum Actually I added baby corn while boiling gravy n added Paneer also

Pallavi Saxena3 years ago


Meghana Kanuri3 years ago


Sharada Sagar Kadamandla4 years ago


Aarti Khare4 years ago


Archana Jalan4 years ago


Sukhmani Bedi4 years ago

wow, that's a great idea! thanks for sharing sunita

Mahua Das4 years ago


Sunita Ramankulath4 years ago


Shaveta Mehra4 years ago