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paneer do pyaaza recipe

Paneer Do Pyaza Recipe

Paneer do Pyaza is a popular and favourite Indian restaurant paneer curry. Paneer and onion cubes are simmered in a rich onion, tomato and cashew gravy with spices and herbs. This is a very flavourful restaurant style paneer dish with Mughlai flavours.
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Course: curry
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine
Keyword: paneer curry, paneer do pyaza, paneer recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 300 g paneer Indian Cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 Onions one cut into cubes, 1 finely chopped)
  • 1 cup tomato puree fresh
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 2 green chillis slit
  • 1 teaspoon kitchen king masala
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri methi
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 30 grams Cashew soak and grind into paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves


Preparing Ingredients 

  • Peel and cut the onion into quarters or 6 pieces. You need to separate the onion layers and use them in this recipe.
  • Chop onions finely and keep aside.
  • Peel tomatoes and blend them in a mixer grinder to a smooth puree.
  • Cut Paneer into 1inch square pieces.  Heat 1 tablespoon oil or ghee in a pan and place paneer cubes in it. Fry them 
  • In the same pan add sliced and separated onions and fry them. Take them out and keep aside.
  • After that add one tablespoon oil and add cumin.
  • Allow the cumin to crackle for a few seconds. Keep the heat from low to medium all this while.
  • Add finely chopped onions and sauté them til light brown.
  • Now add turmeric, salt, Kashmiri red chilli powder and coriander powder.
  • Fry these masalas and add fresh tomato puree.
  • Cook this masala till oil starts to leave the pan. 
  • Add cashew paste  and fry the masala again for a few minutes.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of water, mix it with masala and add green chillies. 
  • Cover and cook for few minutes till oil starts to float on the surface.
  • Now add fried paneer and onions. 
  • Mix and coat well with masalas.
  • Add crushed kasuri methi and kitchen king masala. 
  • And once more add ½ cup water.
  • Cover it and cook for a couple of minutes. 
  • Delicious and rich restaurant style paneer do pyaza is ready.



Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 2mg