Paneer Do Pyaaza

Paneer Do Pyaaza is a semi dry dish prepared with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and a lot of onions, as name says do pyaaza meaning double the onions. We add onions in two different ways, chopped and layers. Recipe is flavorful and delicious. A must-must try!!! It goes perfect with phulkas, parathas, kulchas, missi roti or just rice.

Also try: Paneer Lababdar, Paneer Pinwheels Gravy, Tawa Paneer Masala or Paneer Jalfrezi.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 30 mins, Total – 40 mins

Servings: 2-3


  1. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – 250 grams (cut in cubes or shape you like)
  2. Onion – 2 large
  3. Tomatoes – 2 large (blend to a smooth paste)
  4. Capsicum – 1 large (blend to a smooth paste)
  5. Green Chillies – 1-2 (finely chopped)
  6. Ginger – 1 inch (grated)
  7. Garlic – 3 cloves (grated)
  8. Bay Leaf (Tej Patta) – 1
  9. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  11. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Ground Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp
  13. Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  14. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  15. Green Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
  16. Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves) – 1 tbsp
  17. Fresh Cream – 2 tbsp
  18. Coriander Leaves – to garnish
  19. Oil – 4 tbsp
  20. Salt to taste.

How to make Paneer Do Pyaaza:

  1. Take onions. Finely chop one onion. Cut the other one into 4 parts and separate the layers. Keep aside
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add onion layers. Saute till translucent or light brown. Keep aside (image below for reference)
  3. Now heat 3 tbsp oil in a kadai or a pan. Add bay leaf. Saute for a few seconds
  4. Add finely chopped onions and saute
  5. Add ginger, garlic and green chilli. Saute till onions are light golden brown
  6. Add tomato and capsicum paste. Mix
  7. Add spices – turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and ground black pepper. Mix and cook till oil starts to separate
  8. Add green cardamom powder, kasuri methi and garam masala powder. Mix and cook for a min
  9. Add cooked onion layers, paneer, fresh cream and salt. Mix and cook for another 2-3 mins on medium flame
  10. Add coriander leaves and mix. Your Paneer Do Pyaaza is ready
  11. Serve hot with Phulka, Kulcha or Paratha.




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