How to make Garlicky Paneer -

This paneer preparation has predominant flavour of garlic.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Crushed Garlic

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Garlicky Paneer

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Garlicky Paneer Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese cut into 1/2 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Crushed Garlic crushed 12 cloves

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onions chopped 3 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies slit 2-3

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Cream 1/2 cup

  • Garlic fried 3-4 cloves


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic, cumin seeds and onions and sauté for two minutes or till the mixture is lightly browned.

Step 2

Add ginger-garlic paste and green chillies and mix. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder and mix well.

Step 3

Add salt and yogurt and mix well. When the mixture comes to a boil, add paneer cubes and mix gently.

Step 4

Add garam masala powder, lemon juice and mix lightly. Add cream and switch off the heat. Garnish with fried garlic and serve hot.

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