Nawabi Paneer Curry Recipe

Nawabi Paneer Curry Recipe is a delicious non spicy creamy Hyderabadi dish where soft paneer, green peas and bell pepper is dunked in a rich gravy. Served best with ghee rice or butter naan.

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Nawabi Paneer Curry Recipe
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Nawabi Paneer Curry Recipe is a lip smacking Hyderabadi dish, with a rich base of coconut and cashew nut gravy with lightly pan roasted paneer triangles. The addition of green peas and red bell pepper in the dish adds a lovely crunch along with the soft paneer, all of which is dunked in a smooth creamy gravy. 

Serve it at your dinner parties or kitty parties or just as a fancy weekend meal for your family. 

Serve Nawabi Paneer Curry Recipe along with Butter Garlic Naan Recipe (Garlic Flavoured Flat Bread) or  Dhaba Style Spicy Ghee Rice Recipe Made From Whole SpicesKachumber Salad Recipe With Cucumber, Onion & Tomatoes followed by a dessert of Rose Flavoured Shahi Tukda Recipe 

If you like this recipe, try our other Paneer Recipes that you can make for your Everyday Meals:

  1. Tandoori Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe
  2. Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe
  3. Grilled Pesto Paneer Recipe

Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

35 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

    For the paneer 
  • 300 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut into triangles 
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • Salt , to taste 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cooking oil
  • To make the Nawabi Curry Masala
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , grated 
  • 6 Whole cashews , soaked in hot water 
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • For the Nawabi Curry
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 2 Onions , finely chopped 
  • 6 cloves Garlic , finely chopped 
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped 
  • 1/2 cup Green peas (Matar) , boiled 
  • 1 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum) , cut into cubes 
  • 1/3 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped 
  • Salt , to taste 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup Water

How to make Nawabi Paneer Curry Recipe

  1. To begin making the Nawabi Paneer Curry Recipe , in a mixing bowl combine the paneer triangles along with lemon juice, salt, cumin powder, chaat masala, black pepper powder and cooking oil. Mix well and set aside for about 20 minutes. 

  2. Next, heat a skillet on medium flame, drizzle some oil and place the paneer triangles on it. Cook on both sides for about a minute each side, till it gets a light brown colour. 

  3. Remove from the skillet transfer it into a bowl and set aside. 

  4. *To make the Nawabi Curry Masala

  5. To make the ground masala for the Nawabi Paneer Curry, in a mixer jar combine  fresh coconut, soaked and drained cashew-nuts, green chillies, cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, cumin seeds, water. 

  6. Grind to a smooth paste and set aside. 

  7. To get ahead and make the Nawabi Paneer Curry, heat a kadai with ghee on medium-low flame, add the ginger, garlic and saute for a few seconds, then add the chopped onions and continue to cook until the onions turn transparent. This will take about 3-4 minutes. 

  8. To this kadai add the freshly ground Nawabi Curry Masala, salt, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, and cook the masala gravy. Cook it for about 5 minutes. 

  9. Next in, add the coconut milk and combine it well into the masala in the kadai. 

  10. Now add the peas, bell pepper, water, coriander leaves and bring it to a boil. Turn off the flame, transfer the Nawabi Curry into a serving dish and top with the cooked paneer pieces. 

  11. Serve Nawabi Paneer Curry Recipe along with Butter Garlic Naan Recipe (Garlic Flavoured Flat Bread) or  Dhaba Style Spicy Ghee Rice Recipe Made From Whole SpicesKachumber Salad Recipe With Cucumber, Onion & Tomatoes followed by a dessert of Rose Flavoured Shahi Tukda Recipe

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