Home Style Paneer

Another easy and yummy paneer dish. This one comes from my mother-in-law’s kitchen. We don’t have a name for it so I named it as Home Style Paneer. Hope you enjoy it.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 25 mins

Servings: 3-4


  1. Paneer (cottage cheese) – 250 grams
  2. Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Tomatoes – 2 medium (puree)
  4. Capsicum – 1 medium (puree along with tomatoes)
  5. Green Chillies – 2 (puree along with tomatoes)
  6. Fresh cream – 3 tbsp
  7. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp
  13. Black Cardamom (badi elaichi) – 1
  14. Bay Leaf (Tej Patta) – 1
  15. Olive oil – 2 tbsp (you can use refined oil as well)
  16. Salt to taste

How to make Home Style Paneer:

  1. Heat oil in a kadai or a pan. Add black cardamom and tej patta. Saute for a few seconds
  2. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  3. Add onions. Saute till golden brown
  4. Add tomato, capsicum and green puree. Saute
  5. Add spices – turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix well and cook till oil starts to separate
  6. Add fresh cream and kasuri methi. Mix well and cook for a min
  7. Add paneer cubes and salt. Mix well cook for another 2-3 mins on medium flame
  8. Your Home Style Paneer is ready
  9. Serve hot with Phulka or Paratha.

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