Monday, September 24, 2012

Instant Paneer Curry | Easy Paneer Recipes

Hello,knock knock-did any one miss me around?I know I've been away just for a while but it is not very often I disappear just like that:).Been down with viral fever and cough and feeling terrible.A fever does put you back into place,never have I felt so helpless,weak and miserable.Anyway,back to business now and the first thing I cooked after one full week is this simple Paneer curry.
Instant Paneer Curry
I love Sunday lunches,which mostly consist of a Biryani/Pulao,a Paneer curry or a Gobi Manchurian,lots of raita and lijjat pappad.This Sunday was no different.I resorted to a simple paneer curry,recipe courtesy my sis-in-law Soumya.Her dishes are always simple and delicious.She doesn't like to stick around in the kitchen much,so it is always short cut dishes without compromising on the taste.

Other Soumya Specials - Gajar ka Halwa | Banana Halwa
Instant Paneer Curry
Instant Paneer Curry


Paneer - 200gms,cubed and shallow fried
Onions - 3,chopped roughly
Carrots - 2 medium,chopped roughly
Tomato - 3,chopped roughly
Cashewnuts - 4-5
Cinnamon - 1' piece
Cloves - 3-4
Cardamom - 2
Milk - 1/4 cup
Ghee+oil - 1 tbsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Frozen peas - 1/4 cup(optional)
Kasoori methi - 1 tbsp


In a mixer jar,grind together
onions,tomatoes,carrots,cashewnut,cinnamon,clove and cardamom to a smooth paste by adding enough milk to ease the grinding process.
Instant Paneer Curry-step1 
In a non stick pan add ghee+oil and saute this paste for 5-7 minutes.If the paste is too thick,you can add more milk or hot water. Instant Paneer Curry-step2
Mix in chilly powder and salt to taste.
Instant Paneer Curry-step3 
Now add the peas(cooked for a minute in full power in the microwave)if using,shallow fried paneer and kasoori methi and let it cook for another 5-7 minutes.
Instant Paneer Curry-step4

  • Adding carrots gives the curry a natural orange hue and a thick gravy.You can thin down the gravy using milk or water.
  • The curry can be made with paneer alone or can be combined with other vegetables like peas,capsicum etc.
  • The gravy works well as a base for vegetable curries too.

Instant Paneer Curry


  1. Oh hope you are better now. Fever and cold really makes one feel week. Never added carrots in puree form for paneer dish. Looks interesting and certainly healthy

  2. Hope you are feeling better now!curry looks colorful!addition of carrot is innovative!

  3. Woww... looks super delicious and tempting... awesome recipe Divya.. simply amazing.. thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

  4. I make palak paneer this way..will post sometime..look yumm

  5. awesome delicious and droolworthy creamy paneer curry.

  6. Adding carrots sounds super yum and tempting recipe. Take care

  7. droooling here!!looks amazing!

  8. Adding carrots is a lovely the creamy instant gravy!!

  9. Good one... grinding carrot is something new... the rice also looks very tempting!

  10. Welcome back Divya.loved the recipe.Will try it.

  11. The carrots to the gravy are a very good and healthy idea!

  12. this recipe..very well explained gear. looks yumm.

  13. hi divya... i followed your recipe y'day but used cauliflower and peas and it was really really good.... the addition of carrots to thicken the gravy was the best, I also added a small dollop of sour cream :).. thanks once again!


  14. Divya..I made this curry today for came out really well. Thanks!!

  15. Tried it today - quite an easy paneer recipe - I added some mixed veges instead of just peas. One suggestion is that it might be a good idea to slightly saute the onions prior to grinding it as it will remove that raw onion taste easily without having to cook it for a long time

  16. Love the carrots!! Have just made this curry and its awesome (the colour is alright)
    If anyone like more vegetarian food check my blog also

    The Aussie Indian Bride

    A blog about veg food, love, kids and clashing cultures

  17. I tried thsi recipe..came out very well.. Now i have started trying all yr recipes... Wonderful cook you are..

  18. tried it...came out well...thanx a lot....amazing blog u have..

  19. very nice recipe. .it came out well . .thank you

  20. It came out really well. Thanks for the recipe. I Love your blog :)

  21. Thanks for such a easy n healthy recipe. It came out very well

  22. Hi Divya - My mom made this today. She omitted the peas and added mushroom. It tasted really delicious with basmathi rice. Will definitely send you the pic!


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