Mix-Veg Paneer Recipe

I am quite found of Paneer. However, cooking it can be a hassle.

You can get paneer generally at any Indian grocery store. For enthusiasts, Here is a recipe for making Paneer from milk.

Here is a version of recipe that I use quite often. It involves two parts - Baking Paneer and Cooking the veggies.

Baked Paneer!

§ Ingredients

§ For Baking Paneer

  • 400 g Paneer
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Gamram Masala
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup Milk or Yogurt
  • Salt to Taste

§ For Veggies

  • 500 g Cut Cauliflowers
  • 1 cup Peas
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 1 Medium Tomato
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Black Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste

§ Preparation

§ Bake Paneer

  • Thaw Paneer and cut in cubes.
  • Preheat the oven at 400 F
  • Mix Paneer with all the spices and milk/yogurt.
  • Place cubes in a baking sheet and bake it at 400F for about 30 minutes until Paneer is well cooked.

§ Prepare Veggies

  • Cut onion, tomatoes and cauliflowers.
  • Heat oil in the pan and add cumin seeds.
  • Once Seeds start to pop, add cut onions.
  • Fry the onions until oil starts to separate. (about 1-2 minutes)
  • Add spices, peas and tomatoes. (about 1-2 minutes)
  • After about a minute, add cauliflowers.
  • After another minute or so, add salt, and keep stirring occasionally.
  • Once the cauliflowers are almost cooked, add baked Paneer pieces (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Add a little amount of water and cook for about a minute.
  • (optional) Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Let it cool before serving. It can be served either Indian breads or rice.

Mixed-Veg Paneer!

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