How to make Paneer Kesari - Cottage cheese cooked with a saffron based gravy with fresh indian spices.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese, Saffron

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Paneer Kesari Recipe Card

Paneer Kesari

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Paneer Kesari checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Babycorn Balchao, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta Curry . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Cabbage Black Chana, Palak Chole, Soppina Palya, Pithla Bhakri.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Kesari Recipe

  • Cottage cheese 1 inch cubes 250 grams

  • Saffron a large pi

  • Pure ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Almonds toasted and flaked 5-6


Step 1

Soak saffron in one tablespoon of water.

Step 2

Heat one tablespoon of ghee in pan, add tomato puree, red chilli powder, sugar and salt. Sauté for a minute. Add yogurt.

Step 3

Cook and stir continuously for one minute. Add paneer and cook for two minutes. Sprinkle green cardamom powder and kesar soaked in water and stir.

Step 4

Serve hot garnished with almond flakes.