Peshawari Paneer

Recently i came across this recipe,and got inspired to try this rich dish ,Peshawari Paneer.Known for its  richness and creamy consistency i reduced the oil usage needed for this gravy to the atmost maximum,worrying about the extra calories i will end up eating .So to compensate the calorie intake i made phulkas to match this gravy.That was a fulfilled and satisfying dinner at home.If you are not concerned about the calories you could add extra oil while sauting the onion cashew gravy.I have also customized this gravy with less spice,i.e less chilli powder.People who love more spice could increase the amount of chilli powder accordingly.


Serves 2 - 3

Paneer - 150 gm
Big Onion - 1 no
Cashew nuts - 1 Tbsp
Fresh Curd - 5 Tbsp
Fresh Cream - 2 Tbsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 to 2 tsp (Could increase spice accordingly,here i used less spice)
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Gingergarlic paste - 1 Tbsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Green Cardomom -2 nos (crushed)
Cinnamon Sticks - 2 nos (1"inch each)
Jeera Seeds - a pinch
Kasuri Methi - a pinch
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as reqd


  • Take the onion,slice it.In a pan add the sliced onions ,cashew nuts and add 3/4 cup of water and place it under flame.Cook until the onions look translucent.Let it cool and once cooled down ground to a fine paste and keep it aside.

  • In a kadai add some oil and saute the paneer,sauting the paneer is optional.I forgot to click the sauted paneer,please excuse me.Remove the sauted paneer ,keep aside.In the same pan add the crushed cardomom , cinnamon sticks,a pinch of jeera seeds and saute few seconds.Add the ginger garlic paste saute until raw smell goes off.Add kasuri methi i have not added it as i did not have it.Add the onion paste saute until the raw flavor goes off again.It might take atleast 4 minutes under medium flame.Then add the salt,chilli and coriander powder and pour some oil above the powders and saute them.

  • Once the gravy looks to be cooked well add the beaten curd ,fresh cream and little bit of water and mix the gravy.Add some sugar and simmer it . Before finishing off add the sauted paneer and cook for few minutes.Turn off the flame.

  •  Its ready to be served with chapathi,phulka and naan.


  1. i think this is same as butter masala recipe.yummy and am looking forward for this one.thanks prethika for sharing