Kashmiri Paneer

June 13, 2013 Motions and Emotions 10 Comments

Kashmiri Paneer

I am guest hosting an event, "Know your dairy - Paneer". This recipe is for my own event. Recipe has the flavour of Kashmir. Yes you got it right....I am talking about kashmiri paneer. This is a very simple recipe with few ingredients and preparation time is also less. People who does not like onion and garlic, will love to relish this dish. For working women this is going to be a popular recipe as it is easy to prepare with very less time. So here goes the quick, easy & tasty recipe of Kashmiri Paneer.


Paneer – 200 gms
Tomato paste/ puree –  3/4 cup
Chilly powder –  1 teaspoon
Asafoetida - a pinch
Dry ginger powder - 2 teaspoon
Fennel seed powder - 2 teaspoon
Green chilli
Salt – to taste
Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Black peppercorn - 3 to 4
Bay leaf – 2 small
Dry red chilli - 2
Turmeric powder
Garam masala powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Refined oil


 Cut the paneer in to cubes and saute with little salt and garam masala powder. Keep them aside. Now heat oil (you can cook in desi ghee also to make it rich) in a pan and add a pinch of asafoetida followed by black pepper corn, bay leaf and dry red chilli as a seasoner. Once they start crackling, add the tomato puree and cook it. Next goes turmeric powder for the color and sugar to balance the acidity of tomato. Now add dry ginger powder, salt, red chilli powder and green chilli. Cook them thoroughly. Lastly add fennel seed powder and pour 1 cup water. After adding fennel seed powder you should not cook it for long. Now cover the pan with a lid and wait for few minutes. This time paneer cubes goes into the rich colorful gravy. Wait for few more minutes and taste the salt. Now turn off the gas and add 2 drops desi ghee as it is an important ingredient of kashmiri cuisine. You can garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve it with any kind of Indian Bread.


  1. Kashmiri dishes are really nice and flavourful.. love the fennel seed flavour.

  2. Nice kashmiri flavors. delicious.

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  4. Delicious paneer I love this curry good for any chapathi.

  5. Anything for paneer !! Yummy recipe :)

  6. Ralishing dish for dinner with chapattl

  7. Love Kashmiri dishes!
    Thanks for linking !


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