Paneer Chandni (Cottage cheese in white nutty gravy)

 Paneer Chandni is  Cottage cheese and  nut base curry.First cottage cheese marinated  then cooked in nutty gravy.


For marination

  • Cottage cheese(Paneer)-250 grams
  • Hung curd- 2 tbsp
  • White pepper powder-1 tsp
  • Ginger -garlic  paste-1/2 tsp
  • Salt-1/2 tsp
  • Roasted gram flour-1 tbsp
  • Cooking oil-1 tsp

For curry-

  • Cashew nut – 6 to 7pieces
  • Almond -6-7pieces
  • Ginger -garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf-1-2
  • Clove-2
  • Cardamom-3-4
  • Coconut  milk-2 tbsp(Optional)
  • Onion – 1/2 cup chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Cumin seed – 1 tsp
  • Green chili – 2 tbsp finely chopped
  • White paper powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp ,to taste
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp


Step 1 –Cut paneer in to big  pieces.In a bowl take all marination ingredient and mix well,add cottage cheese pieces mix well and cover it and keep in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Step-2 Take  one cup water in a saucepan and add chopped onion and boil it 5 minutes till soften keep aside. Keep  cashew nut and almond in a separate bowl of boiling water minutes till  gets soften. Peel of almond and keep aside.In a grinder take onion and make fine paste keep aside.Also make fine paste of cashew nut and almond keep aside.

Step 3 – In   pan heat 2 tbsp oil,add  paneer pieces and cook 60 seconds till all sides little brown and remove from pan.In same pan  add cumin seed when seed crackle add bay leaf,clove,cardamom mix it  add grind onion paste and cook 1-2 minutes till oil separate from paste. Add ginger garlic paste, cook 30 seconds,add green chili cook 30 seconds, add all spices, salt, and mix it,  add cashew nut almond paste,coconut milk, mix it proper.Add  paneer mix well and  cook on low flame for 1minutes. Switch off flame add garam masala and chopped coriander leaves mix well .

Serve with Roti/Naan!!!


  • Do not add turmeric powder and red chili powder  it will spoil texture and taste of Paneer Chandni.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Most favourite dish ever. Well I should say mine is palak paneer but this one sounds better!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank so much, One of my favourite too and every time l eat I like it more

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  2. Can’t wait to try this…….!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Payal Bali Sharma & Shailender Sharma says:

    Simply awesome. A worth trying recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Looks really good going to have to try it out. fashionis269carrieworld

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