Paneer Kaliya

Cottage cheese combined with blanched almonds and chana dal and cooked in assorted Indian spices. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Paneer Kaliya

Main Ingredients Paneer (cottage cheese), Almonds
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg


  • 500 grams paneer (cottage cheese),1 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds, blanched and ground
  • 1/4 cup split Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick 
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Grind almonds to a fine paste. Grind roasted chana dal to a fine powder. Heat two tablespoons of ghee in a kadai.
  2. Crush cardamoms, cloves, peppercorns in a mortar with a pestle and add to the ghee. Add cinnamon, sliced onions and sauté for two to three minutes.
  3. Add ginger and coriander seeds to the onions and sauté for a minute more. Take off the heat, cool slightly and grind into a fine paste using little water.

Nutrition Info

Calories 3636
Carbohydrates 90.1
Protein 149.7
Fat 297.7
Other Fiber Fiber- 20.4gm