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Paneer Potato Spicy Curry

Paneer_Potato_Spicy_ Curry_1 Any dish made out of paneer (cottage cheese) is tasty and delicious. I use paneer regularly to prepare Pan Fried Paneer Tikka, Paneer Mutter Curry, Palak Paneer, Paneer Stuffed Paratha and also use it in Salad.

Here I have prepared ‘Paneer Potato Spicy Curry’ as paneer and potato are a lovely combination as both adapt the flavor of whatsoever masala we use in them. I prepared this dish using only fresh spices to add rich taste. This recipe is more suitable when we like to have some hot spicy food and goes well with rice and chappati.

Serves: 6

Cooking time: 40 minutes approximately


  • Paneer cut into pieces – 400 gm
  • Potato cut into cubes – 3 no
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
  • Onion – ½ chopped (remaining ½ for grinding masala)
  • Green chilli slit – 2 no
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tea spoon (for seasoning)
  • Cooking oil – to shallow fry paneer and potato
  • For grinding – APaneer_Potato_Spicy_ Curry_2
    • Cinnamon – small piece
    • Cloves – 2
    • Aniseeds – ¼ tea spoon
    • Black pepper – ¼ tea spoon
    • Cumin seeds – ¼ tea spoon
    • Poppy seeds – ¼ tea spoon
    • Coriander seeds – 1 table spoon
    • Coconut grated – ½ to ¾ cup
    • Green cardamom – 1 or 2 no
    • Red chilli – 2 to 3 no
  • For Grinding – B
    • Ginger – ½ inch long grated
    • Garlic – 4 to 5 pods
    • Onion – ½ chopped
    • Tomato – 2 chopped
    • Curry leaves – few


Step 1

  • Shallow fry paneer and potato separately with ¼ tea spoon of turmeric powder to light golden colour.

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  • Fry and wet grind group A and group B masala separately.

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Step 2

  • Heat a pan with one tea spoon oil, add cumin seeds, then onion, slit green chilli and salt; fry till onion is golden in colour; add both ground masala (A and B) items and fry for few seconds; add two cups of water, bring to boil, add shallow fried potato and paneer; cook for 3 minutes; garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with hot rice or chappati.

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Use fresh paneer.

JFI-Paneer This post is part of the event “JFI- Paneer (November 2009)”  hosted by Cardamom of The Spice Who Loved Me.

{ 9 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya November 20, 2009, 1:30 pm

    That looks really nice,lovely combo for a gravy…

  • Priya November 20, 2009, 3:30 pm

    Never thought of this combination, curry looks spicy and delicious..

  • Charterminute Editor November 23, 2009, 4:56 am

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  • Nevey June 6, 2010, 5:50 pm

    YUM! I made this today and it was fantastic. Served it with mango chutney and naan bread. I had to leave out a few ingredients but it still tasted great. For example I didn’t have any cloves or aniseeds so instead I used yellow mustard seeds and fennal seeds. It worked just fine. Thank you, I have added your page to my favourites.

  • gayathri December 17, 2010, 11:49 am

    today i prepared the dish n it tasted yumm…..my kids too loved it…….i m thankful to this website,i have added this page to my favorites.

  • Sowmya January 8, 2011, 10:51 pm

    my husband cooked this dish for me today. it tastes heavenly! thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  • keerthi July 9, 2011, 6:58 pm

    i tried this one 2day..It was very yummy..

  • Aparna August 26, 2011, 1:09 pm

    I am completely fan of your cooking.. Being brought in North my south indian cooking tasted north indian. After i started cooking in the manner as guided by you.. my cooking has improved …. a lot with lots of praises from home. All credit goes to you.. Thank you so much for guiding people like me to improve and be better cook. I don’t know you personally but am very grateful to you.

  • Nalini March 28, 2013, 9:59 pm

    i tried this recipe its very tasty and yummy…..
    thank u very much…for sharing this…

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