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  • Writer's pictureMahek Khanna

Paneer Pasanda

The perfect Indian gravy doesnt exi--

WAIT. Let me stop you right there because this recipe will blow your mind!

Preparation Time : 40 minutes

Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Before we get started, listing out the ingredients with substitutes that you would require to make this delicacy


  1. Paneer 250 gms

  2. Garlic cloves

  3. Vegetable oil

  4. Salt

  5. Cumin powder

  6. Bayleaf

  7. 4-6 Tomatoes

  8. 3 chopped onions

  9. Red chilli powder

  10. Garam Masala

  11. Cardamom

  12. Kasuri Methi

  13. Green chillies

  14. Papad (optional)


  1. Add oil to a hot pan, add red chillies, open cardamom, cumin and Bayleaf. You can add freshly churned ginger garlic or add the paste. Add 2 tbsp butter and sautée well.

  2. Add finely chopped 3 onions to this, mix well and let it cook for 3 mins. Add 1 tsp salt and wait till onions go light golden.

  3. Add roughly churned tomato puree of 5-6 tomatoes to this and cook for 10 mins. Keep stirring this mix well.

  4. Add in jeera powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, kasuri methi and mix. Add in a cup of water to make the consistency of your liking, chopped Coriander and add your paneer to this. Stir well and optionally to make it creamier, you can add 2-3 tbsp of fresh cream. Cook for 5 mins.

  5. Lastly add in pieces of roasted Papad and slit green chillies to give the gravy an awesome kick and very Dhaba Style!

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