Paneer Recipes You must Try

Paneer Recipes – Collection of 60 easy, amazing & delicious Indian paneer recipes with videos & step-by-step photos. Paneer is a basic kind of non-melting cheese used in Indian cuisine. Apart from lentils, it is a most common source of protein and calcium to the vegetarian Indians. It is made by curdling hot full fat milk with an acidic ingredient like lemon juice, citric acid or vinegar. Later the curdled milk solids are drained to a muslin cloth and then pressed with an heavy object to form paneer blocks. This Non-aged cheese is then cut to cubes and used in many paneer recipes.

However it can also be used in the scrambled or unset form. Paneer is widely used in curries, rice dishes, snacks, appetizers, cakes and even in many desserts.Most people love it in a smooth and silky makhani gravy or in palak gravy. Though these 2 are the most popular dishes made with paneer, there are a lot many, that are lesser known but are super delicious & flavorful.

I make various kinds of paneer dishes every other day as my kids love it in any form. I have compiled all of them here for easy access. So do bookmark this link on paneer recipes for easy reference!

This collection of 60 paneer recipes will help you make restaurant quality foods at home with almost pantry staples. Most of these are restaurant style, healthy, home style, North Indian and South Indian recipes. This post also includes some easy snacks & popular Indian sweets made with chenna aka paneer.

Most people prefer to use store bought paneer. However you can also make it at home following this post on how to make paneer. All the recipes will work with any – store bought or homemade paneer. If using store bought, choose the one without any starch or additives.

For easy access I have put these 60 recipes under 5 sections.

  1. Top 10 paneer recipes – Paneer gravy recipes
  2. Paneer dry recipes – Appetizers
  3. Paneer snacks and sides
  4. Homestyle simple paneer recipes
  5. Paneer sweets
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Paneer dishes are very popular in the Indian restaurants for their unique flavour, texture and taste. Under this section you will find recipes that will help you make almost all the popular gravy dishes you find on a restaurant menu.  Most times paneer is cooked with vegetables like onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, green peas & leafy greens.

Paneer Gravy Recipes

Saag Paneer: Check out this new restaurant favorite Saag Paneer. Made with plenty of mixed greens and pan fried paneer, it is easy and tastes delicious with basmati rice or Tandoori roti.

Paneer Butter Masala

 is one of the most popular Indian paneer recipe made by cooking paneer in a smooth, silky, creamy & delicious flavorful curry.  This recipe has always been a winner for its simplicity and amazing taste. The curry base also known as butter masala needs onion, tomatoes, various spices, cashew nuts and herbs. This is a beginner’s recipe and can be done under 30 mins.

Paneer Curry in Dhaba Style

Paneer Curry in Dhaba Style is a simple, flavorsome and delicious curry where marinated and fried paneer is simmered in a curry base. This recipe comes together under 45 mins and you don’t need to puree or blend anything. Paneer curry can be served with plain rice, flavored rice or even with roti or naan.

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