Paneer 65



  • 375 g paneer, cubed
  • 5 tbsps all-purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsps rice flour
  • 3 tsp grated ginger
  • 3 tsp grated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 drop of red food colouring (if desired)
  • 10 tbsp water (enough to get the right consistency)
  • oil (for deep-frying paneer and sautéing vegetables)
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 8 – 10 curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp thick yogurt
  • salt, to taste


  1. Cut paneer into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Mix all flours and spices along with food colouring (if using) in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Add enough water (about 10 tbsp) to make a medium-thick paste.
  4. Mix paneer cubes in until well coated.
  5. Heat oil at medium temperature in a saucepan for deep-frying and add paneer to fry.
  6. Deep-fry several pieces at a time until brown and crispy, and transfer them to a clean napkin covered plate to drain excess oil.
  7. Heat a few tbsp of oil in a frying pan at medium temperature, and add sliced as well as curry leaves.
  8. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  9. Then add the yogurt, a sprinkle of red chilli powder, and salt.
  10. Stir and cook for a minute.
  11. Add the fried paneer pieces, and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat and serve.

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