9 Easy Paneer Recipes for a Great Dinner

Paneer, the crumbly/firm, moist, and fresh cheese is prominent in every Indian household. It is chunky and delicious and can be used in an array of gravy sauces like the vegetable gravy made using boiled or roasted vegetables, vegetable stock, a thickener (corn starch or flour), oil and some fresh cream or a Mushroom based gravy or onion-based gravy. It is popularly served alongside Roti, an Indian flatbread or along with some aromatic, ghee laden, Basmati rice! That should’ve stirred your appetite quite a bit. Here’s a list of Paneer dishes you can make at home for a sumptuous weekday dinner!

Tikka Paneer Skewers

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Watch the Sorted boys make Grilled cubes of cottage cheese and cherry tomato skewers marinated in a spiced yogurt mix with a creamy butternut squash dip! This is perfect as a make-ahead vegetarian barbeque dish that you can pan-grill and serve in no time!

Paneer Jalfrezi

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This beautifully spiced, roughly chopped curd cheese stir fry with cumin, turmeric, chilli and crisp slices of green pepper is the best dish you can serve for dinner. This dish is so easy to make and packed with succulent flavours even meat eaters will be glad they gave it a go. Serve these with layers of fresh parathas and sour cream!

Baked Palak Paneer Mughlai

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Baked with layers of ground spinach, tomato puree, fried dices of paneer in gravy, and toasted poppy seeds, this dish is absolutely flavoursome and enjoyable regardless of the duration of a day.

Saag Paneer

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In this video, you’ll learn how to make the deliciously creamy, saag paneer, an Indian classic that you’ll just love. You can eat these with buttered rotis or naan, or rice. This can be prepared quickly for dinner to feed hungry souls!

Shaahi Paneer

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Watch Chef Vikas Kanna make the rich Indo-persian Shaahi paneer with grilled vegetables, a low-fat substitute, and almond cream. The key ingredient in this is the Kashmiri red chillies, that impart a vibrant red colour to the dish making it absolutely irresistible!

Kadai Paneer

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Make a simple stir-fry for dinner and wow your dinner guests! This takes hardly any time and is full of flavour.

Mutter Paneer

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In this video learn how to make this popular vegetarian north Indian dish consisting of peas and paneer in a tomato based sauce, spiced with garam masala. You can also add boiled pieces of potato, corn, yogurt or cream to make it even more delicious than it already is.

Ajwain Paneer

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Paneer is one of the most versatile ingredients when it comes to vegetarian food preparations. One can make innumerable recipes using this one ingredient. This video shows you how to make a paneer dish with the annual herb Ajwain as the prime source of flavour! Enjoy!

Veg Paneer Pulav

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In this video you’ll learn how to make Paneer Pulav, an absolute favourite for all the paneer and rice lovers. Steaming long-grained basmati rice, pressure-cooked in tangy tomato-based gravy interspersed with spongy cottage cheese cubes, the paneer pulav is a toothsome treat that will delight your family and friends at dinner!