How to make Goan Style Paneer -

Goan style cottage cheese cooked in tamarind and coconut milk based gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Scraped Coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Goan Style Paneer

Goan Style Paneer Recipe Card


Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Goan Style Paneer Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese cut into ½ inch cubes 200 grams

  • Scraped Coconut 3/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Scraped coconut 1/4 cup

  • Ginger 3/4 inch piece

  • Garlic 6-8 cloves

  • Cinnamon 1 inch piece

  • Cloves 5-6

  • Dried red chillies 3-4

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 1 teaspoon

  • Coconut milk 1/2 cup


Step 1

Dry roast cumin seeds and coriander seeds till fragrant.Heat oil in a non stick pan, add onions and sauté till golden. Put the roasted spices into a mixer jar. Dry roast coconut till lightly browned.

Step 2

Add a little water to the onions so that they do not burn. Add ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, red chillies turmeric powder and coconut to the mixer jar and grind with a little water to a fine paste.

Step 3

Add the paste to the pan and mix well and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add green chillies, salt and continue to sauté. Add paneer cubes and mix. Add tamarind pulp and coconut milk and mix well. Serve hot with roti or chawal.

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