Collection of 17 quick and easy paneer recipes, which you can easily try at home. These are extremely easy one. Cottage cheese is popularly known as paneer. If we go to restaurants, our menu will not complete without any paneer recipe. Since my childhood, I was a great fan of paneer. My mother used to make these every now and then. She used to make paneer along with several veggies like spinach, capsicum, potatoes, peas etc. She was a special cook. We use to eat roti only with paneer recipes. You can any paneer recipes from buying paneer from the market or you can make fresh paneer at home. I usually prefer making paneer at home because for the obvious reason that this is free from contamination. It’s very hygeinic. Paneer can be made in many forms. You can use paneer to make dry paneer recipes or you can use it in any gravy. Popular paneer gravy recipes are palak paneer, butter paneer masala etc. Examples of popular dry paneer recipes are paneer tikka or paneer bhurji. Here are some categories of Paneer recipes, I am providing here:
- Paneer Gravy Recipes
- Dry Paneer recipes
- Paneer party snacks recipes
Paneer Gravy Recipes
1 Khoya Paneer Recipe – An easy and quick paneer recipe for lunch and dinner. Paneer is tossed in some thick khoya gravy. You can serve this khoya paneer with your friends and families. Serve with roti, paratha or any rice preparations.
2 Palak Paneer Kofta – Palak paneer kofta is a nice combination palak (spinach) and paneer mashed into balls (Kofta) and then tossed in a thick gravy. This brings in health to this paneer recipe as well. It’s a very healthy recipe. Again you can serve this with any flat Indian bread or rice. 3
Paneer Makhni – Paneer Makhni as name suggest a thick butter like gravy. Makhni in English means buttery. I love eating this paneer gravy once every week. It’s my favorite paneer recipe. Serve this with roti, chaval or paratha.
4 Kadai Paneer – Kadai paneer is actually named behind an Indian utensil kadai which is used for deep frying or even making other dishes. You will fall in love with the aroma of this paneer recipes. This is certainly a very popular North Indian recipe. It’s a popular restaurant style recipe. Try this out now 5
Paneer Butter Masala – Now this is one of the most popular and liked restaurant style paneer recipe. Paneer butter masala is an essence of almost every restaurant in North India and even other parts of India. It’s again a thick butter like gravy with cottage cheese.
6 Matar Paneer – Matar paneer is an Indian recipe where in paneer is made with a gravy along with peas. It’s a bit tangy in taste. This is generally made in winters as we can find peas organically in winters. Matar paneer is a good companion for roti, chaval and other flat Indian breads.
7 Palak Paneer – Palak paneer is my most favorite food in winters. Palak is Indian name of spinach which means palak in Hindi. In this recipe a thich gravy is made from grinding palak along with water and other ingredients. Then paneer is added into this thick paneer gravy. You can server this with rice or roti
Dry Paneer Recipes
Paneer Tikka – Perhaps paneer tikka is my most favourite☺ paneer recipe. I ♥ love eating out paneer tikka in restaurants.It’s a very popular tandoor snacks recipe in India.This is much like chicken tikka which is made from chicken pieces and other veggies. This is actually a vegetarian form of chicken tikka recipe.You can also serve it as gravy by adding little spices in it.I like naan or jeera rice after paneer tikka.
2 Paneer Bhurji – Paneer Bhurji, a delectable North Indian dish, is a spicy version of cottage cheese. This is nothing but scrambled cottage cheese cooked with onion, tomatoes and capsicum. This dish is a call out to all the paneer lovers out there.if you are a vegan and wish to prepare a versatile dish then try this out.
3 Matar Paneer Pulao Rice – Peas Paneer Pulao is a healthy, luxury food that is ideal for wedding, worship and special occasions. It is made with fresh peas, paneer and basmati rice. It can be of two types, spicy and light and fragrant, similar to Biryani. However, spices are different from the vegetable biryani.
4 Paneer Capsicum Masala – This is very easy and delicious dish which is known as paneer capsicum. Paneer and crunchy combination of capsicum gives the nice flavour to the dish which goes well with roti or paratha. This is a quick recipe for healthy meal.
Paneer Snacks Recipes
1 Paneer Bhurji Swiss Roll – The very shape of these Paneer Bhurji Swiss Rolls is amazing. let alone the aroma. These tiny bits of delight, 1 to 1 ½ inches thick, are finger licking good. It’s very soft and delicious recipe for Breakfast and evening time meal with good flavour of parsley. It can also be given to kid\’s for lunch box.
2 Paneer Fingers Recipe – Paneer Fingers are the healthier alternate for potato French fry and taste just awesome. Its closest relative is the Ricotta Cheese. I think, traditionally, only Indians use paneer as a main course food, as if a vegetable. Paneer is a vegetarian’s luxury food. This healthy snack is crispy on the outside, and soft and mushy inside, have it hot, with a sprinkle of chat masala, tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, or any chutney you like.
3 Suji Potato Rolls – The suji potato rolls does not take much prep work, It’s very tasty and basic recipe and the spices can always be customized, here it is prepared with using the Indian style rolls, with curry leaves, garam masala and tomato ketchup.The combination of potato is very common and favorable in the Indian cuisine. you can serve it in breakfast or for your children\’s lunch box.
4 Paneer Cheese Bites – I always like cheese very much, so I\’m offering you a recipe with cheese cake cheese cake bite with mayo dip. This cheese is very delicious in itself, with the taste of your cheeses and cottage cheese. In this, added the Mayo dip, which enhances the taste of this recipe. You will fall in love with this recipe because it has a delicious and tasty flavor.
5 Paneer Vermicelli – Paneer vermicelli Balls recipe is a very simple yet healthy Indian breakfast and snacks recipe. It can be served in parties and occasions to your friends and families. Kids will love this recipe and will ask for more.It has a crunchy and crisp texture,you can serve it with any dips like tomato ketchup or mayonaisse dip.
6 Bread Paneer Pakora Sandwich – Bread paneer pakora is very healthy and oil free pakora made with few drops of oil. It’s oil free and a healthy combination of cottage cheese. It’s very popular among childrens to having their bread sandwich pakora at evening snacks with an tangy flavour of tomato ketchup and coriander chutney.