Handi Paneer Recipe

Handi Paneer Recipe

20 min
2-3 People
15 min

Handi Paneer


  • Cottage Cheese.
  • Oil.
  • Ghee.
  • 4-5 nos. Bayleaves.
  • 2 nos. Black Cardamom.
  • 5-6 nos. Cloves.
  • A handful Peppercorns.
  • 1 cup finely chopped Onions.
  • 2 tsp. Ginger-Garlic paste.
  • 1 tsp. Green Chilli paste.
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric.
  • 1 tsp. Red Chilli powder.
  • 1 tsp. Coriander powder.
  • 1 bowl chopped Tomatoes.
  • 1 tbsp. Tomato puree.
  • 4 tsp. Cashew nut paste.
  • Handful Khoya/Mawa.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala.
  • 1 tsp. Cardamom powder.
  • 1/2 Mace powder.
  • 2 tsp. Butter.
  • 1 cup Cream.
  • 1 bowl freshly chopped Coriander leaves.
  • 1 big pinch dry Fenugreek leaves powder.


  • Take some oil and add 2 tsp of Ghee in a cooking pan when it heats up add 4-5 bay leaves, 2 black cardamoms, 5-6  cloves, and a handful of Peppercorns into it and roast them until a nice aroma arises.
  • Now add 1 cup of finely chopped Onions to it and sauté it well.
  • As the onion turns brown add 2 tsp of ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp. of Green Chilli paste and a little water to it and cook them up together.
  • Now add 1 tsp. of turmeric powder, 1 tsp. of red Chilli powder and 1 tsp. Coriander powder and stir it together and cook it. 
  • Now add 1 bowl of chopped tomatoes and a little water to it and stir it well.
  • Cover it up and let it cook. When the oil starts oozing out add a good amount of water and give it a good boil.
  • Now add 1 tbsp. of tomato puree, 4 tsp. of Cashew nut paste with water, and add them to the gravy.
  • Mix a handful of Khoya/ Mawa into this and cook everything together.
  • Now add some salt, 1 tsp. Garam Masala, 1 tsp. Cardamom powder, and 1/2 tsp. of mace powder and let it cook.
  • After few minutes Add 2 tsp. of butter, 1 cup of cream, and a handful of chopped Coriander leaves.
  • Finish it with a big pinch of Fenugreek leaves powder.
  • Now dice some paneer and place them in a serving bowl directly we need not cook it.
  • And finally, pour the gravy over it and garnish it with some Khoya/ Mawa and some fresh coriander leaves and it is ready to be served hot and delicious.