Dum Paneer Mitti Handi

Cottage cheese steeped in a tangy yoghurt and mint curry, cooked in traditional handi This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Dum Paneer Mitti Handi
Main Ingredients Cottage Cheese, Yogurt
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Dum Paneer Mitti Handi

  • 400 grams Cottage Cheese 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup Yogurt whisked
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 3-4 Green cardamoms
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ginger paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Green chilli paste
  • 1/2 cup Browned onion paste
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon Black peppercorns crushed
  • to taste Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon and stir fry.
  2. Add ginger paste, garlic paste, green chilli paste and mix well. Add browned onion paste and mix. Add a little water, mix and cook for two minutes. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, crushed peppercorns, salt and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add yogurt and mix well. Add paneer pieces to the gravy and cook on medium heat. Stir in fresh cream and mix. Add saffron.
  4. Transfer it to the mitti ki handi. Add crushed green cardamoms, garam masala powder, chopped coriander and mint leaves, rose petals, rose water and mix gently.
  5. Cover with the lid and seal the edges with atta dough. Place the handi in the preheated oven and cook at 180°C for ten to fifteen minutes. Break open the seal and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1488
Carbohydrates 33.4
Protein 89.9
Fat 110.7
Other Fiber Fiber- 11.9gm