5 Best Paneer Dishes and Easy Recipes

Milk and its products have always been an important part of the daily diet of people in India. One such milk product is paneer, which is an integral part of Indian cuisine in various forms. Paneer by Namaste India adds a delicious taste to every paneer recipe with its uniform texture and softness. While paneer adds taste to the food, it is also a rich source of protein and other minerals like magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium and phosphorous.

Listed below are the five best paneer recipes that every paneer lovers would want to binge on:

Paneer kofta


For kofta

  • 100 grams paneer
  • 50-gram khoya
  • 50-gram flour
  • 25 gram chopped raisins
  • 1 ½ boiled, mashed potatoes
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 ½ tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tbsp coriander seeds
  • A handful of fresh coriander
  • 2-3 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt as per taste

 For curry

  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 4 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ red chilli powder
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 6 green cardamoms
  • 2 brown cardamoms
  • 12 cloves
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 100 grams of tomato puree
  • 100 grams of fresh milk
  • 5 tbsp hung curd
  • 3 tbsp refined oil
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • Salt as per taste


  • To make kofta, combine all the ingredients of kofta in a bowl and mix well to prepare the dough. Make small balls of this dough, shallow fry them and keep them aside.
  • Now prepare curry by heating refined oil in a pan and add green and black cardamom, cloves, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, and cumin. Let them all crackle.
  • Now add onions with ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, coriander seeds and salt. Let it all cook until onions are golden brown.
  • Then add fresh milk and tomato puree and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add hung curd and sugar at the end, cover and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, add shallow fry kofta balls and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot!   

Multani Paneer tikka


  • 500 grams paneer
  • 2 cups white chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup spring chopped onions
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 2 tbsp chopped ginger
  • ½ cup cornflour
  • 4 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
  • A handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • ½ tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp refined oil
  • Salt as per taste


  • Make thin sheets of paneer by slicing and drain off excess water.
  • Now heat oil in a pan and sauté onion and mushroom in it. Then add salt, garam masala, black pepper powder and cumin. Cook mixture until it is dry.
  • Then add chopped ginger, chopped coriander leaves, green chillies and grated cheese.
  • Spread the mixture on paneer sheet and fold it.
  • Add water to the cornflour to prepare the batter.
  • Dip the stuffed paneer sheets in the batter and cook until golden brown.
  • Serve with mint chutney or any other dips as per taste! 

Kadhai Paneer


  • 250 grams paneer
  • 5 tomatoes grounded
  • 2 medium chopped onions
  • 1 medium chopped capsicum
  • ½ cube cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup of water
  • ¼ cup fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • ½ coriander powder
  • 1 pinch kasoori methi
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp ghee


  • Heat ghee in a pan, add chopped onion to it and cook onion until golden brown.
  • After onions turn golden brown, add ground tomatoes to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes of cooking, add ginger paste, garlic paste, coriander powder, garam masala, and red chilli powder.
  • Now add water and fresh cream and cook for 10 – 15 minutes to make a thick gravy.
  • Finally, add paneer pieces and kasoori methi, and cook for another two minutes.
  • Add grated cheese and coriander leaves for dressing and serve hot!

Chilli Paneer


  • 250 grams paneer
  • 1 large capsicum
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 medium green chilli
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp green chilli sauce
  • ½ cup of refined oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 1 clove
  • 1 garlic
  • ½ tbsp salt



  • Make cubes of paneer and shallow fry then in a pan and keep aside.
  • Now fine chop onion, capsicum, ginger and garlic in a bowl, and add half-sliced green chillies.
  • Sauté these vegetables in the pan and add all the spices.
  • To this add tomato ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and green chilli sauce, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Then add shallow fried paneer pieces and toss them once.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve!

Shahi Paneer


  • 500 grams paneer
  • 2 onions
  • 3 green chillies
  • ½ cup yoghurt
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • 6 tbsp ghee
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • A handful of coriander leaves


  • Chop tomatoes, onion, green chillies, ginger and coriander leaves separately.
  • Add curd in a bowl and whisk it well.
  • Grind almonds and cashew separately and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add onions, green chillies, ginger, and green cardamom. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Then add curd in the pan and cook for another 5 minutes. After this, add water and cook for another two minutes. When the gravy is prepared, leave it at room temperature.
  • Now heat ghee in another pan and add ground gravy to it along with chilli powder, garam masala, cashew paste, almond paste and salt.
  • Boil it until the gravy turns thick and then add paneer cubes and milk in it, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish it with grated paneer, chopped coriander leaves, and serve hot! 

These are 5 best recipes that are favourite among food lovers, especially vegetarians. However, there is a great variety of paneer recipes to make the day of paneer lovers. Using Namaste India paneer to prepare these dishes, adds both taste and nutrients to them. Namaste India paneer is rich in protein, has high fat and low moisture that provides the real goodness of dairy. 

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