How to make restaurant style Paneer dishes at home

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Paneer is an absolute delight for vegetarians. It is available everywhere so you can eat Paneer whenever you want. There are some Paneer dishes which we usually eat in restaurants. What if you could cook those mouth-watering dishes at home? Follow these recipes and have yummy Paneer dishes for lunch or dinner. The ingredients of these dishes are easily available at home.

Shahi Paneer

It is a lip-smacking dish of Paneer which has a creamy taste. You can eat this with rice, chapati, paratha or poori.

Ingredients –

  1. Paneer – 250g
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  3. Salt – According to taste
  4. Water – 1 cup
  5. Tomato – 2
  6. Onion – 1
  7. Garlic – Few cloves
  8. Ginger – Small piece
  9. Chili – 1 or 2
  10. Cloves – Few
  11. Cinnamon – A piece
  12. Butter – 1 tablespoon
  13. Bay leaf – 1 or 2
  14. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  15. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  16. Chili powder – Half teaspoon
  17. Garam Masala – Half teaspoon
  18. Kasuri Methi – 1 teaspoon
  19. Cream – Half cup

Method –

  1. Cut Paneer in cubes and chop onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, chili. Heat a pan and put 1 tablespoon oil to it. Add cloves, cinnamon, chili, ginger and garlic to it.
  2. Then put onion to it. Fry well till the raw smell disappears and onion turns soft. Add tomato and sauté for few minutes. Put water and salt to it.
  3. Mix well and cover the pan. Let it boil for some time. Remove cover and check whether the mixture has softened or not.
  4. Cool the mixture completely and transfer it to a blender. Blend to a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  5. Heat the same pan again. Put 1 tablespoon oil and butter to it. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  6. Put the prepared paste and sauté very well. Add turmeric powder, chili powder and mix. Put cream to it and mix well.
  7. Add garam masala and kasuri methi. Mix properly and make sure that the ingredients have combined well. Put Paneer cubes to it.
  8. If the gravy is very thick, then add little water to it. Mix well and cover the pan for few minutes. Let the flavors get absorbed.
  9. Remove cover and mix. Serve it hot.

Lahsuni Paneer

It is a delectable dish of Paneer which has the flavor of garlic. You can eat this with rice, chapati, paratha or poori.

Ingredients –

  1. Paneer – 250g
  2. Onion – 2
  3. Tomato – 2
  4. Garlic – Some cloves
  5. Ginger – Small piece
  6. Chili – 1 or 2
  7. Cream – Half cup
  8. Curd – Half cup
  9. Salt – According to taste
  10. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  11. Chili powder – Half teaspoon
  12. Coriander powder – Half teaspoon
  13. Garam Masala – Half teaspoon
  14. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  15. Kasuri Methi – 1 teaspoon
  16. Cloves – Few
  17. Oil – 3 tablespoons
  18. Water – As needed

Method –

  1. Cut Paneer in cubes and chop onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, chili. Divide the chopped garlic into two equal portions. Heat a pan and put 1 tablespoon oil to it.
  2. Add cloves, ginger, onion and one portion of garlic. Fry well till the raw smell disappears and onion turns soft. Then add chili and tomato to it.
  3. Mix well and sauté for few minutes. Put little salt and cook till tomato turns soft. Cool the mixture completely and transfer it to a blender.
  4. Blend to a smooth paste and keep it aside. Heat the same pan again. Put 2 tablespoons oil to it. Add cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  5. Put the other portion of garlic and sauté for a minute. Add the prepared paste and sauté very well. Then put turmeric powder, coriander powder and kasuri methi.
  6. Mix properly and then add curd. Put little salt and water to it. Cook for few minutes and check the consistency of gravy. Put chili powder, garam masala and mix well.
  7. Cover the pan for few minutes. Remove cover and put cream to it. Mix properly. Then add Paneer pieces to it and mix. Serve it hot.

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Paneer Jalfrezi

It is an appetizing dish of Paneer which has a spicy taste. You can eat this with rice, chapati, paratha or poori.

Ingredients –

  1. Paneer – 250g
  2. Oil – 3 tablespoons
  3. Onion – 2
  4. Tomato – 2
  5. Garlic – Few cloves
  6. Ginger – Small piece
  7. Chili – 1 or 2
  8. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  9. Chili powder – Half teaspoon
  10. Coriander powder – Half teaspoon
  11. Cumin powder – Half teaspoon
  12. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  13. Capsicum – 1
  14. Tomato sauce – 1 tablespoon
  15. Salt – According to taste
  16. Garam Masala – Half teaspoon
  17. Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
  18. Water – As needed

Method –

  1. Cut Paneer in long pieces. Chop 1 onion, 1 tomato, ginger, garlic and chili finely. Cut 1 onion, 1 tomato and capsicum in thin slices.
  2. Heat a pan and put 1 tablespoon oil to it. Add chopped onion, ginger and garlic to it. Fry well till the raw smell disappears. Put chopped tomato and sauté till it turns soft.
  3. Then add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix very well. Cool the mixture completely and transfer it to a blender.
  4. Blend to a smooth paste without adding water and keep it aside. Heat the same pan again. Put 2 tablespoons oil to it. Add cumin seeds and chili. Let them splutter.
  5. Put thinly sliced onion to it and sauté for few minutes. Add capsicum and fry well. Then put the prepared paste and sauté well. Put tomato sauce and salt to it.
  6. Mix properly so that all the ingredients get combined. Put thinly sliced tomato to it and sauté for few minutes. Add garam masala and lemon juice. Mix well.
  7. If you find the mixture sticking to the pan, then put little water and mix it properly. Add Paneer pieces and mix gently. Be careful to not break the pieces.
  8. Make sure that masala has coated all the Paneer pieces. Serve it hot.

Paneer Lababdar

It is a delicious dish of Paneer which has a rich creamy taste. You can eat this with rice, chapati, paratha or poori.

Ingredients –

  1. Paneer – 250g
  2. Oil – 1 tablespoon
  3. Butter – 1 tablespoon
  4. Salt – According to taste
  5. Water – 2 cups
  6. Onion – 1
  7. Tomato – 2
  8. Garlic – Few cloves
  9. Ginger – Small piece
  10. Chili – 1 or 2
  11. Cloves – Few
  12. Bay leaf – 1 or 2
  13. Cinnamon – A piece
  14. Kasuri Methi – 1 teaspoon
  15. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  16. Chili powder – Half teaspoon
  17. Coriander powder – Half teaspoon
  18. Cumin powder – Half teaspoon
  19. Garam Masala – Half teaspoon
  20. Cream – Half cup
  21. Coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon

Method –

  1. Cut Paneer in cubes and chop onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, chili. Heat a pan and put 1 cup water to it. Add tomato, ginger, garlic, cloves and little salt.
  2. Boil for some time till they turn soft and mushy. Cool the mixture completely and transfer it to a blender. Blend to a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  3. Heat the same pan again. Put oil and butter to it. Add bay leaf, cinnamon, chili and kasuri methi. Sauté for a minute.
  4. Put finely chopped onion and fry till the raw smell disappears. Then put the prepared paste and sauté well.
  5. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix very well. Add 1 cup water and little salt to it.
  6. Mix properly and cover the pan for some time. Remove cover and put cream, garam masala. Mix well. Simmer for few minutes and then add Paneer pieces to it.
  7. Mix properly so that all the ingredients get combined. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot.

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