How to make Adraki Paneer -

Ginger lends its strong flavour to this delightful paneer dish.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Adraki Paneer checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Manchurian, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta Curry . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Sai Bhaji. Chole Soya Curry Pethe Ki Sabzi Bhindi Ravaiya

Adraki Paneer

Adraki Paneer Recipe Card


English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Adraki Paneer Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into ½ inch cubes 250 grams

  • Ginger finely chopped 3 inch pieces

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1½ teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 4 teaspoons

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 8-10

  • Green chillies finely chopped 3-4

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder (deghi mirch) 1½ teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 2 teaspoons

  • Tomato ketchup ½ teaspoon

  • Tomato puree 2 tablespoons

  • Kasoori methi 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons + for garnish

  • Fresh coriander chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish


Step 1

Heat one tablespoon oil in a shallow nonstick pan. Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, two teaspoons lemon juice and ginger. Cook for two- three minutes. Grind the mixture to a fine paste with remaining lemon juice to a fine paste. Transfer in a bowl and allow to cool.

Step 2

Heat remaining oil in a nonstick pan. Add the garlic, green chillies and sauté for a few seconds. Add the onions and sauté till translucent.

Step 3

Add garam masla powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and mix well. Sprinkle little water and cook for a minute.

Step 4

Add tomato ketchup, tomato puree and mix well. Add the ground mixture, half cup water, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 5

Crush the kasoori methi leaves and add to the gravy. Add the cottage cheese and mix well.

Step 6

Add the salt, fresh cream and mix well.

Step 7

Transfer in a serving bowl. Serve hot garnished with coriander, fresh mint sprigs and fresh cream.

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