Paneer Makhani Vegetarian Recipe – Cottage Cheese Gravy

Paneer is something which is loved by all of us. There are lots of recipes which are made by using paneer. And for vegetarians, paneer is the best food. I am a vegetarian but I was so bored with the old paneer recipes, so I thought to make something new. And I made paneer makhni which can be served as main course.

Paneer Makhani Vegetarian Recipe – Cottage Cheese GravyIngredients:

  • Cottage cheese 150 Gms
  • Fresh tomato puree 2 cups
  • Green chilies (chopped) 2
  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece
  • Garlic crushed 5-6 pieces
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • Garam masala 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Cloves 4-5
  • Green cardamoms 3-4
  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick
  • Dried fenugreek seeds ½ teaspoon
  • Honey 1 ½ tablespoon
  • Oil 4 tablespoon

Paneer Makhani Vegetarian Recipe – Cottage Cheese GravyInstructions:

  1. Cut the cottage cheese into thick cubes and keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add green cardamoms, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, cloves and fenugreek seeds and sauté.
  3. Add green chilies and sauté.
  4. Heat another pan and cook the tomato puree in it. Add salt in it. Add this tomato gravy into the above ginger garlic masala and continue to cook.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan and add the remaining oil. Fry the cheese cubes in the pan till the cubes are golden brown.
  6. Add chopped coriander leaves into the tomato gravy and mix. Now add the red chili powder, salt, garam masala and honey and mix. Cook this mixture for 1 minute.
  7. Add the cheese cubes into the above mixture and mix well.
  8. Serve hot with chapatti or rice.


  • Crush the cardamoms before sauté. It will add a better fragrance.
  • Add a little salt to the cheese cubes while frying. It will taste better.