Top 20 Paneer Dishes To Make At Home


1. Shahi Paneer

A very flavorful dish served with tandoori roti, bread, naan. Paneer dipped in the thick gravy of cream, cashew paste tomatoes, and spices. The gravy made of cashew nut paste, onion, cloves, cinnamon, Paneer, tomatoes, salt to taste, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, Kasuri methi, saffron, cream, ginger, garlic, green cardamom, etc.

Preparation Time: 15-20 Min

Cooking Time: 20 Min


2. Paneer Tikka

The grilled Paneer that melts in the mouth of both vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians make it the show stopper of party. It is a dish coated in the paste of tomatoes and garlic, served with spicy green chili sauce. It made by the use of bell pepper, cauliflower, plain yogurt, onion, mushrooms, red chili and garlic paste, Garam masala powder,  etc.

Preparation Time: 12 Minutes

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes


3. Chili Paneer

It is an Indo- Chinese dish, inspired with the Indian Paneer and thick Chinese gravy of spices with capsicum and onion. It is made up by Paneer, onion, capsicum, ginger, green chili, salt, sugar, Ajinomoto, tomato ketchup, soy sauce, etc.

Preparation Time: 12-15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes


4. Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer is made by the combination of Paneer with onions and bell pepper dipped in a thick gravy of tomatoes. It can be serve with roti or paratha. Its name was originated from the use of Kadai in making Kadai Paneer.  It is made up of green chilies, Kashmiri red chilies, coriander seeds, Kasuri methi, chopped coriander, garam masala, etc.

Preparation Time: 15-20 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes


5. Paneer Butter Masala

It is the evergreen dish served in lunch or dinner with roti, naan or paratha. It is a non-spicy dish which is prepared using a mixture of tomato puree, cashew nuts, onions, some Indian spices and some herbs. Its main ingredients are butter, Bay leaf, garam masala powder, coriander powder, chili powder, fresh cream, Kasuri methi, turmeric, etc.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

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6. Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is Good for health and delicious in taste. Palak Paneer is a popular Indian Dish which contains Paneer cubes cooked in spinach and Paneer gravy and seasoned with herbs and spices. This dish is rich in nutrients.  Main ingredients of this dish are spinach, tomato, onion, coriander leaves, whipped cream, turmeric powder, red pepper, cumin seeds, etc.

Preparation Time: 10-12 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15-18 Minutes


7. Paneer Pakora

Paneer Pakora is a fried, popular Tea Time Snack. People enjoy this snack with green chili sauce or red sauce as per the taste. It is spiced up with red chili powder and chat masala on it. There is a crisp coating besan over Paneer.

Preparation Time: 10-12 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10-12 Minutes

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8. Paneer Lababdar

It makes the dinner tasty as it has finely cubed pieces of Paneer dipped in the thick gravy of tomatoes and onion with high taste of spices. Its main ingredients are onion, tomato, coriander leaves, turmeric, fresh cream, red chili Paneer etc.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes


8. Paneer Pasanda

This dish takes time to get prepared. As they say, Good things take time, same is the case with this dish, it requires many patience. It is a royal dish because it has raisins stuffed inside Paneer which makes it healthy and tasty.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes


9. Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji is made by finely chopping the Paneer and then mixing it with spices and other garnishing stuff to make it look good as well as the taste is enhanced.

Preparation Time: 12 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes


11. Matar Paneer

It is the main cuisine in North India region. It is a healthy dish which is made by cooking peas and cottage cheese in onion- tomato gravy. It consists of onion, tomatoes, small diced Paneer, garam masala, red chili powder, green chilies, salt to taste etc.

Preparation Time: 10-15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes


12. Paneer Capsicum Pizza

A very refreshing dish that can be made at home. It is a healthy fast food for children to be served hot. Paneer is either chopped or it is cubed into small pieces and used as garnishing element on pizza.

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20-25 Minutes


13. Paneer Do Pyaza

A dish made of too many onions and an average quantity of Paneer cubes. The gravy of this dish is made by indulging good amount of onions in the tomato puree.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes


14. Paneer Momos

Paneer is stuffed in a thin layer of refined flour flower shape. It is served with chili sauce, garlic sauce and mayonnaise. Paneer inside the thin layer of flour is mixed with chopped cabbage and salt to taste.

The momos are fried for a better taste and sometimes it is grilled to add a smoky flavor to it.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes


15. Paneer Capsicum Masala

A different dish prepared by combination of Paneer and capsicum in a very thick gravy of tomatoes. The gravy of tomato is used as a coating over Paneer to make it spicy and its seeds work as a garnishing agent. It is served with roti, paratha or naan. Capsicum is the key ingredient in this Dish, Paneer Capsicum Masala.

Preparation Time: 15-20 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

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16. Paneer Kathi Roll

A stuffing of Paneer and onion with capsicum, cabbage and chili sauce is rolled in a refined flour paratha or wheat flour paratha. It is served with green chili sauce of mint, coriander leaves. It is a heavy snack to be served in evening snack or a light dinner dish.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes


17. Paneer Makhani

Paneer Makhani is made from the combination of Tomatoes, butter, cashew nuts, and milk cream in the gravy makes the dish amazing.  Paneer Makhani tastes amazing when served with Paratha or Roti. The key ingredients of this dish are Cinnamon, Bay Leaf, Cardamoms, Butter, Dry Red Chili, Kasuri Methi etc.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes


18. Paneer Keema Sandwich

Thin layer of Paneer is used between the layers of breads with other stuffing elements like cabbage leaves, round cut onions, tomatoes, cucumber, cheese spread, spinach and tomato sauce. The bread is grilled and served hot. As name specifies this dish has filling of Keema of Paneer inside it.

Preparation Time: 5-10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10-15 Minutes


19. Paneer Cutlet

It is a mouthwatering and appetizing snack made of bread crumbs with a filling of chopped Paneer in it and spices like red chili, black pepper, cumin, ginger, green chilies etc. It is garnished with coriander and mint leaves. It is served with green chili sauce. The dish is deep fried as there is a coating of flour over the stuffing.

Preparation Time: 12-15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes


20. Dry Paneer Manchurian

Chili Paneer dipped in a batter of corn flour, rice flour, Maida, soya sauce, garlic paste, green chili, red chili. It is popular Indo-Chinese dish served as starter or appetizer. It is served with fried rice or noodles. The use of onion, capsicum and spring onion adds as a health element to the dish.

Preparation Time: 10-15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes