If you are a Paneer lover or someone wanting to try it, this post is for you!
Paneer or Indian cottage cheese is a popular ingredient in north Indian cuisine, used in making appetizers, curries, and parathas. Making fresh paneer at home is pretty easy, but if you don’t want to spend time on it, find yourself a good-quality one at your Indian grocery store.
We eat paneer regularly – almost every week. That is why I prefer buying it. It’s usually 400gm, which is too much for the two of us. Therefore, I usually divide it into two equals and use it on two days. And cooking paneer is easier than it sounds – it literally takes about 3-4 to cook. Alternatively, you can munch (on a small amount) of it without cooking or pan-sear it and use it in salads.
Below are five easy paneer curry recipes that you make for yourself and your family! They are delicious and go well with rotis, chapatis, naan, or flavored rice such as ghee rice, jeera rice, Kashmiri pulao, etc. I hope you like these recipes. Enjoy!
1. Paneer Burji
An under 15-minutes side dish for chapatis or rotis made with grated paneer sautéed in oil/ghee with onions, tomatoes, spices and herbs.
2. Palak Paneer
A healthy and delicious side dish made using paneer, spinach and spices.
3. Paneer Butter Masala
A delicious, mildly spicy paneer side dish made with butter-sautéed paneer, then simmered in a freshly made onion-tomato-spices base until the paneer and the gravy comes together.
4. Methi Paneer
Delightful paneer curry cooked with fresh fenugreek leaves, in an onion-tomato-ginger-garlic base. Ideal to eat with rotis, chapati and naan.
5. Mattar Paneer
A delicious vegetarian curry made with paneer and green peas, simmered in an onion-tomato-spices-butter base. Ideal to eat with rotis, chapatis, naan and flavored rice.
If you tried this recipe, tag your food recreation on my Instagram @swaadista and let me know how you liked it!
Happy cooking and happy eating <3