How to make Paneer Malvani Curry -

Paneer cubes cooked in a flavourful Malvani style masala.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Dried red chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Paneer Malvani Curry checkout Malai Kofta Curry, Reshmi Paneer Pepper Kadai, Paneer Urad Methi, Jain Malai Kofta . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Kaikari Kuruma Chawli chi Bhaji White Pumpkin Aviyal Aloo aur Gobhi ka Bharta

Paneer Malvani Curry

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This recipe does need a long list of ingredients, but they are easily available everyday ingredients. Soft cottage cheese cubes cooked in a mild spicy full of flavour ground Malvani masala made with coconut, aromatic spices. This paneer curry is perfect to eat with hot steamed rice.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Malvani Curry Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) 300 grams

  • Dried red chillies 3 tablespoons

  • Black cardamom 2-3

  • Green cardamom 4-5

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Dried red chillies broken 4-5

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Stone flower (dagad phool) 2-3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Dried coconut ( khopra) grated ¼ cup

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Star anise 2

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Coconut milk ½ cup

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnis


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add black and green cardamom, cloves, dried chillies, coriander seeds and cumin seeds and sauté for a minute. Adds sliced onion, stone flower and cinnamon and sauté for 6-8 minutes.

Step 2

Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add dried coconut and tomato and mix well. Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Remove from heat, cool and add 4 tbsps water and grind into a smooth paste.

Step 3

Heat remaining oil in another non-stick pan, add star anise and curry leaves and sauté. Add chopped onion and sauté till translucent.

Step 4

Strain the ground mixture into the pan along with ½ cup water and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

Cut cottage cheese into big cubes and add along with coriander leaves and coconut milk and mix well. Simmer for 2 minutes.

Step 6

Transfer the curry into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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