Paneer Peshawari

I dedicate this post to the small children of Peshawar whom we lost few days back. I had prepared this
recipe last week and wanted to post it earlier. However, the unfortunate incident had upset me so
much, I just could not get down to blogging. I can call it a bad co-incidence that the day I wanted to
write about it, I heard this sad news.

Life has to continue and I can only pray that God gives the parents strength to bear the heavy loss. A
ridiculous incident which has disturbed the mind and heart of so many . I wish and hope that everybody learns something out of it and pray for the families and hope nothing of this happens again.

Friends, if you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse.

What You Need:

1 Capsicum roughly cut into medium size

½ cup green peas

300 grams paneer cubes

2 big onion + 2 tbsp garlic pods + ½ inch ginger

1 tbsp cashew nuts + ½ cup milk + 1/2 cup beaten curd

1 tbsp oil/ghee/butter + 1 tsp oil

1 tsp garam masala + 1 tbsp kasuri methi crushed

Salt + sugar to taste

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 bay leaf + 1 cinamon stick + 2 green cardamom + 3 cloves

Steps To Make:

Fry Capsicum in a pan till its nice and glossy

Soak paneer in water and turmeric powder for 10 minutes. This will treat the paneer if its store bought
and kill all germs.

Next soak  in cashew nuts in warm milk for 10 minutes. Grind to a fine paste along with curd.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add capsicum and cook till it looks glazed and half done.

Heat water in a saucepan. As it boils, add onion, ginger and garlic to it. Boil for 2 minutes. Drain and
grind to a fine paste.

Now heat ghee in a pan. Add the whole spices to it. Once, the spices start crackling, add onion paste to it.

When you see onions have turned light brown , now is the time to add green peas, garam masala and
crushed kasuri methi.

The paste will cook very fast as we have already boiled it for sometime earler.

Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on low flame.

Onion will turn dark brown . Add Capsicum, Paneer cubes and cashew paste to it. Add salt ans sugar to taste.

Add little water and cook on high.

In 2 to 3 minutes, it will come to boil.

The gravy is ready to be served.


  1. Omg, thats a tempting paneer dish, just love anything with paneer, mouthwatering here..

  2. Drooling here. Our fav kadai paneer :)

  3. Nice recipe,am sure it must have been delicious with roti...

  4. kadai paneer is one of our favourite curries for rotis at home!! I love it!!

  5. Kadai paneer is one of my favorites, and yours reminds me I haven't had some in a long while !

  6. Love panner in any form..kadai panner Its my favourite drooling cing the picture..:)


  7. amazing step by step pictures..looks so yum and tasty. thankyou for shearing. thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketan