Paneer Peshewari | How to make Paneer Peshewari

By Moumita Malla  |  19th Jan 2016  |  
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About Paneer Peshewari Recipe

There are variety of delicious paneer dishes that you come across in restaurant's menu card,mainly in North Indian Restaurent.Paneer Peshewari is one of them.It is a creamy,rich paneer dish cooked in Peshawari style . Peshawar,a state in Pakistan is popular for its exotic,creamy and spicy foods.

Paneer Peshewari

Ingredients to make Paneer Peshewari

  • onions-2(cut into halves)
  • paneer-250 grams
  • ginger Garlic Paste-1 teaspoon
  • Green chilli paste-of 2 chilies
  • Red chillies-2
  • coriander seeds -1 tablespoons
  • Fresh cream-2 tablespoon(forcooking)1teaspoon(for garnishing)
  • cashew paste-2 tablespoons(soaked 6-8 cashew nuts into warm water and then make a fine paste adding little bit water)
  • Green cardamom-2
  • bay leaf -1
  • cinnamon stick -1inch
  • Kasoori methi -1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder-1 teaspoon
  • Curd-2 tablespoons(beaten with 1 teaspoon water)
  • Green capsicum or bell pepper-1( cutintothinsliced)
  • Ghee or clarified butter- 1 teaspoon
  • oil-1/4cup
  • salt to taste
  • sugar-1/2 teaspoon
  • almonds-4(soaked,peeledandcutintothinsliced)
  • Chopped coriander leaves-1/4 cup

How to make Paneer Peshewari

  1. Add 1 / 2 cup water in a heat proof bowl, bring it to boil, when the water will start boiling add halved cut onions, cook for 5 minutes on medium flame. Switch off the gas. Remove onions from heat, strain the water and grind the boiled onions to make a fine paste.
  2. Dry roast coriander seeds and red chilli and grind to make a fine powder.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, green cardamom and cinnamon stick.
  4. Add onions paste, fry till onions are soft and light brown.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and green chilies paste and cook until the raw smell of masala goes away.
  6. Add dry roasted coriander powder and red chillies powder. Cook until oil gets separated.
  7. Now add sliced green capsicum or bell peppers.
  8. Add salt and sugar. Add 1/2 cup of water and bring it to boil on high flame. When water will start boiling,reduce the gas on medium. Cover with lid, cook for 3-4 minutes until gravy be semi thickened.
  9. Open the lid, add paneer cubes,mix well with gravy
  10. Add cashew paste, cream and the kasuri methi, garam masala powder and 1 teaspoon ghee. Cover with lid and cook for 2 minutes.
  11. Switch off the heat, transfer into a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, 1 tablespoon cream and sliced almonds or badam flakes.

My Tip:

If you want to make it red gravy,just add 1 chopped tomatoe and 1 teaspoon turmeric powder.

Reviews for Paneer Peshewari (14)

Debomita Chatterjee2 years ago

Lovely Recipe

Adv Rajni Gupta2 years ago


Ankit Kumar Gupta2 years ago


Jahnavi Jonnalagadda2 years ago


Shubhra Shah2 years ago


Nina Roy3 years ago

Cooked it tasted wonderful.

Priyanka Sata3 years ago

It tastes superb ... loved it ... thanks for sharjng

poonam pabbun3 years ago

Very mouth watering

Pratibha Bhatnagar3 years ago


mano sharma3 years ago


Moumita Ghosh3 years ago


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Sukhmani Bedi4 years ago