Dahi Wale Paneer – A Delicacy

This is something my sis D made some time back…how she came up with a recipe like this..no idea 🙂 ..but kudos to her..it was awesome and though it was to be eaten as a side dish / sabzi..i gobbled quite a bit like a starter…


Paneer: 250 gms : chopped to even sized cubes
Powdered masalas: 2 tsp: dhania, jeera, red chilli, turmeric
Whole masalas ground to a fine powder: 2 tsp: cloves, cinamon stick, badi & choti elaichi
salt: according to taste:
sugar: 2 tsp
Bay leaf: 2 nos
Curd: enough to cover the paneer in a bowl (main part of the marinate)
cream: 100 ml
chopped onions: 2 nos: medium sized
chopped coriander: 1 tbsp
ginger – garlic paste: 2 tsp
Cumin seeds: 2 tsp


1. In bowl,  mix curd, paneer, 1/2 of all powdered masalas, salt, sugar.
2.  Cover the bowl with a plastic cover or foil and let it marinate in a fridge for 5-6 hours.
3. After 5-6 hours, remove the paneer from the fridge and set it outside at room temperature for 15 minutes.
4. Heat oil in a kadai, add jeera, ginger – garlic paste, chopped onion and fry them till the paste loses its raw smell and the onion are brown in colour.
5. Add the marinated paneer to the kadai, the ground whole masalas, bay leaf, remaining powdered masalas to the paneer and cook at low flame with lid closed for atleast 25-30 minutes.
6. Cook till the raw smell of the spices is gone and the oil seperates out of the gravy.
7. Once cooked, (switch off the flame) add cream and chopped coriander to the paneer and mix well.
8. Serve hot with phulkas or like me eat it as it is like a starter ;)…

This is my contribution to Vandana’s : Paneer a delicacy 

~ by priyaskitchen on July 30, 2008.

14 Responses to “Dahi Wale Paneer – A Delicacy”

  1. that really looks yummy!

  2. it looks and sounds so very delicious. Kudos to your sis!

  3. bookmarked:) i loved the idea of marinating panner for the flavours to blend well before cooking. brillent!

  4. I love dahi, i love paneer. If you have made something with these two how can I stop getting tempted. Dahi paneer looks superb yaar…

  5. great recipe yaar!

  6. Thanks Srivalli…
    Will tell her that Rashmi… 🙂
    Thank you Sia…
    Nithu..haha…thank you…hope u make it and njoy the recipe 🙂

  7. never had paneer and dahi as an explicit combo….think can try

  8. Wow….this is something different! Looks yummy.

  9. Wow never heard this. Looks yummy. Iam gonna try this soon. First time here. yum yum recipes and awesome photos.

  10. I’ve never heard of this combination before… now I have to try it soon 🙂

  11. Hei homecooked, lubna, mandira an bhags…first sorry for such a late response..office work has these days taken up lot ogf time… thank you all for such nice comments

  12. Paneer with Dahi.. new to me! But looks very yummy 🙂

  13. my daughter is a paneer fan. making this tomorrow on her bday:)

  14. Nice one..looks yummy.. 🙂
    First time to ur blog….

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