Chettinad Paneer Curry | How to make Chettinad Paneer Curry

By Priya Suresh  |  27th Nov 2015  |  
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About Chettinad Paneer Curry Recipe

This paneer chettinad makes an excellent side dish to enjoy thoroughly with rotis especially popular Indian flat breads like naan and kulchas.

Chettinad Paneer Curry

Ingredients to make Chettinad Paneer Curry

  • 1/4kg paneer (cut as medium pieces)
  • 1 cup shallots (crushed nicely)
  • 2 nos tomato (chopped)
  • 4 nos Dry red chillies (broken as pieces)
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil
  • Few curry leaves

How to make Chettinad Paneer Curry

  1. Soak the paneer pieces in hot water. Heat enough oil, fry the fennel seeds and dry red chillies, add immediately the crushed shallots and curry leaves, fry everything for a few minutes..
  2. Now add the chopped tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, saute until the onions turn transculent.
  3. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder. and salt, saute for a few minutes, mix everything, close the vessel and cook everything in simmer for a few seconds.
  4. Meanwhile drain the paneer pieces from water, heat enough oil and shallow fry the paneer pieces, keep it aside.
  5. Now add the fried paneer pieces to the simmering curry and cook well until the curry turns dry.
  6. Serve hot with rotis or pulao.

Reviews for Chettinad Paneer Curry (5)

Suman raj2 years ago


Kamala Nagarajan2 years ago

Tamil eppati post seyyarathunu sollungo

Smriti Roypaul4 years ago


Madhu ar4 years ago


Deviyani Srivastava4 years ago

Hi priya, really nice paneer recipe. Just wanted to know if i wanted to increase the gravy (family preference)... how do i do that?