How to make Paneer Rassedaar -

Paneer cooked into a delicious curry.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese, Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Paneer Rassedaar

Paneer Rassedaar Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Rassedaar Recipe

  • Cottage cheese 400 grams

  • Ginger 2 inch piece

  • Green chillies 3

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Cut cottage cheese into one and half inch sized cubes. Peel, wash and finely chop ginger.

Step 2

Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chillies. Heat ghee, add cumin seeds. When they change colour, add chopped ginger and yogurt and fry till oil separates.

Step 3

Add rock salt, red chilli powder and chopped green chillies and sauté over high heat for a minute.

Step 4

Add cottage cheese cubes and continue to sauté till the cottage cheese cubes are lightly browned.

Step 5

Add two cups of water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about ten minutes. Serve hot with kootoo ke aate ki puris.

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