Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Paneer Manpasand recipe|How to make paneer manpasand

A yummilicious lip smacking main course dish,which has still not received its deserved appreciation in food world.

I being a North Indian ,was always stuck  with my creamy tomato rich north Indian curries......TILL I CAME ACROSS THIS RECIPE.
My first cousin was coming to meet me from  Delhi.I wanted to make something different yet tasty for him as he was fed up of most of north Indian cuisine(overdose of it caused this).At that time accidentally on google ,I came across this recipe.My mom in law being from Hyderabad guided me with the coconut paste part.And voila I got something as good as this to put on my blog.
My brother loved it so much that he finished most of the dish by himself.:)))

Preparation Time:15 to 20 minutes
Cooking Time:10 minutes

For Paneer cubes coating:

  1. 200 gm paneer/cottage cheese(cut into cubes)
  2. Half cup corn flour
  3. Half cup all purpose flour
  4. Salt as per taste
  5. Half cup milk
  6. 1 tsp mustard oil
  7. Some more refined sunflower oil for frying
For curry:
  1. 2 medium onions(paste)
  2. 5 cloves of garlic(paste)
  3. 1 inch ginger(paste)
  4. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  5. 2 tsp turmeric powder
  6. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  7. 5 cloves
  8. 1 cinnamon stick
  9. 4 tbsp mustard oil
  10. 2 cups cow milk
For coconut  based masala(grind in mixer)
  1. 1/4cup freshly grated coconut
  2. 1/4 cup peanuts
  3. 1 onion chopped
  4. 2 green chillies
  5. Salt as per taste
  6. 1 tsp mustard oil
  7. 1/4 cup water
Some grated cottage cheese for garnish.

  1. Firstly cut paneer into cubes with the help of a cookie cutter.
  2. Take a bowl.Add cornflour,all purpose flour,salt,oil and milk in it.Mix well.
  3. Take a pan and add oil for frying paneer cubes.
  4. Now coat paneer cube in above mix and fry them in oil.
  5. Remove the cubes from pan one they are golden brown on both the sides.Place them on absorbent paper for excess oil to get soaked.
  6. Take another pan to make curry.Add mustard oil to it.Add cumin seeds  to oil.Let them splutter.
  7. Add cloves and cinnamon to it.
  8. Add onion paste ,saute a bit.Then add ginger garlic paste,Cook for one minute.Dont saute them brown.
  9. Add coconut based masala paste to the pan.Let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes on medium flame till the raw smell goes off.
  10. Add turmeric powder,red chilli pwder and salt to the pan.
  11. Now add milk to it and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  12. Add paneer cubes to the mix and let it simmer for 3 minutes.
  13. Garnish it with grated paneer and serve with naan.You will find Naan recipe on

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  1. Excellent ..will try it out for sure

    1. hope everyone in your family will love it too Smita!