Mix-Veg Paneer Recipe

I am quite found of Paneer. However, cooking it can be a hassle.

You can get paneer generally at any Indian grocery store. For enthusiasts, Here is a recipe for making Paneer from milk.

Here is a version of recipe that I use quite often. It involves two parts - Baking Paneer and Cooking the veggies.


For Baking Paneer

  • 400 g Paneer
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Gamram Masala
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup Milk or Yogurt
  • Salt to Taste

For Veggies

  • 500 g Cut Cauliflowers
  • 1 cup Peas
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 1 Medium Tomato
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Black Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste


Bake Paneer

  1. Thaw Paneer and cut in cubes.
  2. Preheat the oven at 400 F
  3. Mix Paneer with all the spices and milk/yogurt.
  4. Place cubes in a baking sheet and bake it at 400F for about 30 minutes until Paneer is well cooked.

Prepare Veggies

  1. Cut onion, tomatoes and cauliflowers.
  2. Heat oil in the pan and add cumin seeds.
  3. Once Seeds start to pop, add cut onions.
  4. Fry the onions until oil starts to separate. (about 1-2 minutes)
  5. Add spices, peas and tomatoes. (about 1-2 minutes)
  6. After about a minute, add cauliflowers.
  7. After another minute or so, add salt, and keep stirring occasionally.
  8. Once the cauliflowers are almost cooked, add baked Paneer pieces (about 3-5 minutes).
  9. Add a little amount of water and cook for about a minute.
  10. (optional) Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Let it cool before serving. It can be served either Indian breads or rice.

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