How to make Paneer Qabooli -

Cottage cheese and chickpeas cooked with some other masalas

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Chickpeas

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Paneer Qabooli checkout Malai Kofta Curry, Reshmi Paneer Pepper Kadai, Paneer Urad Methi, Jain Malai Kofta . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Samosa Kadhi Chaat Gujiya Curry Boondi ki Sabzi Cabbage Chana Dal

Paneer Qabooli

Paneer Qabooli Recipe Card


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 : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Paneer Qabooli Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) 150 grams

  • Chickpeas soaked overnight, cooked, drained and cooking liqu 1 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 25-30

  • Shallots peeled 100 grams

  • Garlic 15-20 cloves

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cherry tomatoes 15-20

  • Tomato puree 2-3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and when they begin to change colour, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add curry leaves and shallots, mix and saute for 1 minute. Add ½ cup cooking liquour in which the chickpeas were cooked, mix, cover and cook.

Step 2

Cut cottage cheese into ½ inch cubes.

Step 3

Add garlic cloves, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and cherry tomatoes and mix well. Add chickpeas and ½ cup cooking liquour in which the chickpeas were cooked.

Step 4

Add tomato puree and salt and mix well. Add cottage cheese cubes, mix gently, cover and cook for 7-8 minutes on medium heat.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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