Karahi Paneer

This is an easy, tasty paneer recipe. Paneer is a firm Indian cottage cheese, it is used in an abundance of vegetarian Indian dishes. It is fairly easy to make from scratch at home, like my Grandma does. However, we don’t all have that much time! So thankfully, most supermarkets stock paneer (I use the supermarket one)!!!! The name Karahi paneer is derived from the pan that it is cooked in, you guessed it, a karahi! Similar to a wok, this essential piece of Indian cookery equipment and is readily available in many retailers




  • 250 g cubed paneer
  • 5-6 diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 chopped green chilies
  • 6-7 crushed cloves of garlic
  • A small amount of crushed ginger
  • 2 bell peppers (julienne)
  • 1.5 tbsp dhaniya powder
  • 1.5 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Some chopped dhaniya
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a karahi heat some oil and shallow fry the paneer until golden brown. Then remove and drain on kitchen paper
  2. Add the ginger and garlic to the karahi, sautee these til the raw smell disappears
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and sautee these until they become soft
  4. After a-10 minutes add the dhaniya powder to the tomatoes
  5. Sautee the tomatoes unti, the whole mixture becomes like a paste and starts to leave oil
  6. Add the bell peppers and chilies, sautee for around 8-10 minutes
  7. Add the salt and garam masala, then add the paneer and cook for 2-3 minutes
  8. Add kasuri methi and coriander leave, mix and sautee for 2-3 minutes
  9. Serve hot with roti or naan!

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