Afgani Paneer

Ingredients :

1/2 kg paneer cut into cubes.
3 big onions
1 whole garlic pod
1 tbsp kasuri methi
3-4 tomatoes pureed
1 tbsp mellon (magaj) seeds
1 cup makhana
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp sugar

Method to cook :

Boil onion and garlic in hot water for 5 minutes. Take out and grind to a paste.
Heat oil in pan. Once hot, add cumin seeds. Add onion garlic paste.
Cook till onion turns brown. Add tomato puree and cook covered for 10 minutes on low flame.
Add all powdered spices, kasuri methi and mix well.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes more. Add splash of water if it becomes too dry.
Grind mellon, makhana and milk to a very fine paste. Add water if needed.
Add the paste to the gravy. Add 1 cup water as gravy becomes too thick.
Add paneer cubes(you can toss them in pan to caramalise them in 1 tsp oil).
Add sugar, salt. Cook for 2 more minutes.
Serve hot with chapati


  1. Hi Soma..

    What a coincidence..We are drafting a panner recipe and here you come with yours..Look at the color..Looks soo mouthwatering..Nice space you host here friend..

    Kairali sisters

  2. Beautiful looking gravy, great dish to have for Sunday meals with family!:)

  3. something new to try..thanks for sharing !

  4. Very flavourful dish, looks very delicious soma..

  5. Awesome colour of the gravy, Soma. Looks very creamy and tasty.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Healthy and yummy dish, lovely color too...

  7. new to me Soma,luks so creamy n rich ...tnx 4 sharing

  8. Yummy Curry Soma! Have a nice weekend!

  9. Very new Paneer dish for me Soma...looks good...thanks for sharing this dear :)

  10. Lovey Soma, I wish so much to sample it.

  11. Makhana is really which I have not heard of and don't how it tastes and came to know it is grown in Bihar. Magaj gives thickness and sure this is a great dish.

  12. This is a nice combination of ingredients...will surely try