How to make Dum Paneer Mitti Handi -

Cottage cheese cooked with spices in a mud handi.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Paneer.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (पनीर), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Awadhi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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For more recipes related to Dum Paneer Mitti Handi checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Manchurian, Vegetable Sizzler With Paneer Tikki, Kadai Paneer . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Rajasthani Bhindi Oondhiyu Pumpkin South Indian Style Aloo Posto

Dum Paneer Mitti Handi

Dum Paneer Mitti Handi Recipe Card


Contrary to popular belief a vegetarian diet gives you all the nutrients you will ever require to live a fit and healthy life. With low saturated fat and cholesterol, high fiber content and rich complex carbohydrates - veggie delights like greens, pulses and curries are your best bet at a meal which is nutritious and tasty!

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dum Paneer Mitti Handi Recipe

  • Paneer 1 cm cubes 400 grams

  • Yogurt

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 2

  • Green cardamom 2

  • Clove 2

  • Cinnamon 3/4 inch piece

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli paste 3/4 teaspoon

  • Onion paste 1/2 cup

  • Cumin powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed 6-8

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt whisked 3/4 cup

  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Garam masala 3/4 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Mint leaves 1/2 tablespoon

  • Rose petals a few

  • Rose water 1 1/2 teaspoon

  • dough made of atta to seal


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan; add bay leaf, green cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon and sauté till fragrant. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilli paste and mix well. Add browned onion paste and mix.

Step 3

Stir in one cup of water and cook for two minutes. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, crushed peppercorns and salt and sauté for one minute. Add yogurt and mix well. Add paneer to the gravy and cook over medium heat. Stir in the fresh cream and the saffr

Step 4

Transfer the mixture to a mitti ki handi (clay pot). Gently stir in the crushed cardamoms, garam masala powder, coriander and mint leaves, rose petals and rose water.

Step 5

Cover with the lid and seal the edges with atta dough. Place the handi in the oven and cook for ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 6

Break open the seal and serve hot.

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