Pyaz Paneer

If you are bored of the regular paneer recipes like paneer makhani or butter masala or kadai paneer, this may be an interesting variation. There is no cream or tomato in this recipe. The main flavour is that of the onions ( pyaz ).Had this recipe written down in my note long time back.

I was going through my recipe note book ( my treasure) in the morning. I found this be very different. I don’t remember making this before ( one of the many recipes that I have noted down and not made yet).

So, I decided to make this day. Am really very glad that I did that. It’s really very different and unique. Those who are fond of onion flavour will fall in love with dish.

My family thoroughly enjoyed. I hope you all would like it too:)


Paneer – 200 gms ( 1 packet)

Pyaz ( onion / vengayam) – 5

Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard – 1 tsp

Curry leaves- few

Salt to taste

For the masala

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri red chilli powder- 2 tsps

Cashew nuts- 1 tbsp

Pepper – 1/4th tsp

Yogurt – 3 tbsp

Cinnamon – 1/2 inch stick

Cloves – 4-5


Cut the paneer into cubes.

Grind the ingredients mentioned for the masala to a smooth paste.

Grate two onions. And slice the remaining onions ( cut the onions width wise and length wise and then slice. You will get uniform semi circles).

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard. When it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and grated onions. Sauté till the onion turns golden brown. Now add the sliced onions and sauté till they become soft and pink.

Add the coconut and ground masala. Sauté for a minute. Add 11/2 cups of water and salt to taste. Mix well and let it boil.

Now add the cubed paneer and mix gently. Reduce the flame and simmer for 10 mins.

Serve the paneer hot with roti / rice:)

4 thoughts on “Pyaz Paneer

  1. Payaz Paneer-Pls make clear what are the masalas to be grinded
    When the yogurt to be added?
    Coconut should be grinded?

    1. Mam, grind all the ingredients mentioned for the masala. Coconut is not included in the masala. It has to be added along with the ground masala. Please do check the recipe again. Thank you:)

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