Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Paneer Do Pyazaa

Cottage cheese and Onions cooked in tomato based gravy with aromatic blend of spices.


100 gms paneer (cottage cheese)
2 large onions
1 large tomato
1/3 cup tomato puree
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 bay leaf
1 green cardamom
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
3/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
A pinch cinnamon powder
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp oil
1 tbsp fresh cream
Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste


  • Cut paneer into 1" triangle pieces and finely chop one onion and tomato and keep aside.
  • Cut another onion in 4 equal parts and open out the layers.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and cook onion layers till light brown and keep aside.
  • Heat butter; add bay leaf, cardamom, chillies and chopped onions and sauté till onions turn brown. 
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a while.
  • Add chopped tomato and tomato puree and mix well.
  • Add cinnamon powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, salt and coriander powder. 
  • Add ¼ cup water, mix well and cook till oil separates.
  • Add browned onions layers and paneer and mix well and cook for 2-3 min.
  • Finish with cream, mix well and turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any naan/roti.


  1. Super yummy Dopyazaa, I always love them. Nice clicks.

  2. Panner with onion layer looks mouthwatering

  3. I felt like scooping some curry off those photos when I saw them, Preeti. The recipe sounds great!

  4. Looks super yummy,Preeti! I love paneer! :)

  5. Thank you all for the awesome comments..:)

  6. Yummy lovely looking dopyazaa.. Looks very inviting...

  7. awesome pyazaa...
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  8. This looks delicious.. Great recipe Preety :-)