Dhania Paneer

Dhania Paneer is paneer cubes cooked in thick and colorful gravy. This recipe is adapted from Nita Mehta’s “Great Indian Cooking” with little changes.


  1. Paneer (cut into cubes) – 200 gms
  2. Cashew nuts (soak in warm water for 15 mins and grind to a paste) – 2 tbsp
  3. Onion (Big,finely chopped) – 1
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
  5. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  6. Milk – 1 Cup
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander leaves(Chopped,for garnishing) – 2 tbsp

For Making Coriander Paste:

  1. Coriander leaves (Chopped) – 3/4 cup
  2. Green Chilly – 2
  3. Fennel seeds – 1 tbsp
  4. Milk – 1/2 cup


  1. Cut paneer into small square cube shape and deep fry until golden brown. Let the paneer cubes soak in warm water for a while to make it further soft.
  2. Grind all the ingredients given under coriander paste into a thin paste in a mixer grinder.
  3. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a kadai. Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown.
  4. Add Ginger-Garlic paste and stir till done.
  5. Now add the prepared coriander paste and cook for 2-3 mins on medium flame .
  6. Add Red Chilly powder,Garam Masala Powder,Coriander powder and salt.
  7. Then Add the cashew paste. Mix well.Keep scraping sides if Masala sticks to the sides/bottom of the kadai. Stir continuously till Masala leaves oil.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of water. Boil and stir occasionally.
  9. Now Add the remaining 1/2 cup milk and mix well. Then Add paneer cubes, stirring continuously on low heat for 5 mins.
  10. Garnish with Chopped Coriander leaves.Serve hot with chapathi or Naan.


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23 Responses

  1. Asha says:

    Love Nita Mehta’s recipes,looks yum:)

  2. seena says:

    Very nice to see..I had made paneer once..will try this next time when I make it..

  3. mallurecipes says:

    u changed ur template looks good.
    very good paneer recipe !!!!

  4. Sirisha Kilambi says:

    Nice recipe….ur paneer dish looks good dear 🙂

  5. jeena says:

    Hey Prajusha another delicious recipe I love the pic! 🙂

  6. JennDZ_THe Leftover Queen says:

    I love paneer and naan! What is not to love about this dish?

  7. Pravs says:

    looks so rich & yummy !

  8. bharathy says:

    My daughter ,a lover of paneer had asked me to try this..
    My husband ..lover of cheera and dal
    combo loves the dish right down..
    What shall I do?…;)

  9. Happy Cook says:

    My husband loves paneer dishes, he always ask me to make them only thing is i don’t get paneer here and i have to make them myself.
    The dish looks yummy

  10. Mona says:

    Nice Recipe 🙂

  11. Nags says:

    Hmmm.. paneer in dhania.. ithum kollam ketto 🙂 paneer kazhichittu kore nalayi..

    shud try ur recipe soon 🙂

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  13. viji says:

    Nice gravy with paneer Prajusha. You have written a neat recipe. Viji

  14. sukanya says:

    WOW this is looking great…nice colour….I love this recipe…

  15. prajusha says:

    Hi friends,
    Thanks a lot for ur nice words.

  16. Vijaya says:

    Hi Prajusha,

    Dhaniya Paneer looks mouth watering! Please visit my new blog.


  17. Madhavi says:

    first time here. dhaniya paneer sounds very interesting and new to me. I want to try this one some time. I like nita mehta’s books.

  18. TBC says:

    The gravy looks very rich and creamy. Nice recipe.

  19. Easy indian food says:

    Yummy….i love any kind of paneer dishes…thanks for the recipe

  20. Wahoo says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  21. Shella says:

    The paneer looks very delicious, n the corriander woudl add such a great taste.

  22. Resham says:

    This turned out Amazing..but I am curious to know what changes did you make in the original recipe? I would like to know what was your special touch that made this dish sooo YUMMY!!!

  23. prajusha says:

    Thanks for the comment.
    The only changes i did is to fry the paneer in oil till light brown.:-)
    Keep Visitng.

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