How to make Paneer Kesari -

Cottage cheese cooked with a saffron based gravy with fresh indian spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese, Saffron

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Paneer Kesari

Paneer Kesari Recipe Card


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.    

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. 

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.