Paneer Pasanda Recipe -Cottage Cheese in Spicy Yogurt Curry

Paneer Pasanda Recipe is a popular dish which is made in a creamy cashew nut yogurt gravy. Its a mildly flavoured curry which is perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Archana Doshi
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Paneer Pasanda Recipe is delectable dish made from cottage cheese (paneer) and flavored with spices like cardamom and cooked in a spicy yogurt cashew nut curry. This recipe of paneer is different from the regular tomato based paneer dishes, it is light, creamy and flavorful. Try this recipe of paneer pasanda and you will begin to make it over and over again. Serve Paneer Pasanda Recipe with hot Roti or Chapati.

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Cuisine: Awadhi
Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


    Main Ingredients
  • 250 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut into cubes
  • 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Gram flour (besan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for the paste
  • 6 Cashew nuts
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds ,  de-seeded
  • Other Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon Oil

How to make Paneer Pasanda Recipe -Cottage Cheese in Spicy Yogurt Curry

  1. To begin making the Paneer Pasanda Recipe, get all the ingredients ready and handy.

  2. See how to make homemade paneer recipe. Cut them into cubes and keep aside.

  3. Grind the ingredients to be made into a paste and keep aside.

  4. Whisk the yogurt, gram flour, kasuri methi, garam masala, red chilli powder and salt. Keep aside. 

  5. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed wok; add in the onion cashewnut paste and saute on low to medium heat until the raw smell from the onions go away and the color changes to pink / golden.

  6. Add in the yogurt mixture and keep stirring until the Pasanda gravy thickens.

  7. Once the Paneer Pasanda gravy begins to thicken, add in the cubed paneer pieces and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes. Check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste.

  8. Turn off the heat and serve the Paneer Pasanda along with Phulka, Naan or Tawa Paratha.