Simple Paneeer Recipe

Few friends were coming home tonight . So, I prepared Rajmah ,gobi aloo , rice and raita.But my husband invited one more couple and told me to prepare one paneer dish . I was in a no mood to spend more time in kitchen . But with half-heartedly I went into kitchen and started looking for onions and realized I am out of it. So , I prepared this dish that does not requires onions and can be prepared in 10 minutes!!

Paneer cubes

Tomatoes 3

11-15 Soaked almonds


Green Chillies


Coriander powder



Bay leaves (optional)

asafoetida (optional)

Black pepper as per taste

1/4 tbsp sugar

1/4 tbsp turmeric


  1. Puree tomatoes, green chili and ginger. Keep aside.
  2. Add oil in a pan and add one cumin seed. If it cracks immediately, the oil is ready.Add cumin seeds , bay leaves and asafoetida  to the oil . Stir for a few seconds.
  3. Add tomato puree, coriander powder,turmeric and black pepper . Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Grind almonds with 1 cup of water and make a fine paste.Check the puree to verify that oil is separated.
  5. Add sugar and almonds paste. Cook for another minute then add salt and bring to boil.
  6. Add paneer and cover the pan. Simmer for a few minutes over medium-low heat, till gravy is slightly thick in consistency.
  7. Remove from heat, add garam masala and chopped cilantro. Mix gently, cover the pan and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  8. Serve it with naan or rice.



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