Paneer Hyderabadi

 Paneer Hyderabadi 

Paneer Hyderabadi

Paneer Hyderabadi is a delightful Indian dish that combines the rich flavors of paneer with a unique blend of spices and herbs. It is known for its creamy texture, bold aromas, and satisfying taste. This vegetarian dish originates from the culinary landscape of Hyderabad, India, and represents the royal flavors and traditions of the Nizams.

Prepared as a delicacy for special occasions in the royal courts of the Nizams, Paneer Hyderabadi has evolved over the years to incorporate various culinary styles and ingredients. It can be enjoyed in multiple serving styles, paired with naan bread, jeera rice, or eaten on its own. The dish offers a decent nutritional profile, packed with protein, calcium, and essential vitamins, contributing to overall well-being.

Check out how to make this delicious flavourful paneer Hyderabadi recipe below.


For Masala Paste-

Onion-2-3 nos
Garlic -5-6 nos
Ginger -1 inch piece
Green chilies -4 nos
Coriander leaves -handful
Mint leaves-handful 

Other Ingredients -

Paneer-250 gms
Curd -1/2-3/4 cup
Fresh cream-2-3 Tbsps 
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder -1 Tsp 
Coriander powder -1 Tsp 
Roasted Cumin powder -1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder -1/2 Tsp 
Salt to taste 
Sugar-1/2-1 Tsp 
Cinnamon -2 nos
Cloves-2-3 nos
Cardamom -1-2 nos
Star anise-1 no
Marati moggu-1 no
Bay leaf-1 no
Cumin seeds -1 Tsp 
Peppercorns -1/4 Tsp 
Kasuri Methi -1 Tsp 
Coriander leaves -few
Oil -2-3 Tbsps 
Ghee-1-2 Tsps

Paneer Hyderabadi Recipe Video 


👉Shallow fry the paneer in oil + ghee in a pan until golden brown colour, set aside on a plate.

👉Heat oil in a pan sauté onions, ginger, garlic, green chilies, coriander leaves and mint leaves until done and transfer to a mixie jar and allow it to cool a bit and grind to a fine paste without adding any water. Set aside. 

👉In a mixing bowl add curd whisk lightly then add in turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder , roasted cumin powder, garam masala powder, salt and sugar mix well and set aside.

👉Heat oil + ghee in a pan add whole garam masala spices and sauté well .

👉Pour the ground masala mix well and sauté for a minute or two in low heat.Add 1/2 cup water mix well and cook covered for 5 minutes in medium flame stirring occasionally.

👉Now add the curd mixture mix well for a minute and cook covered for another 5 minutes.

👉Once the gravy changes colour, thickens and oil oozes on top add the fresh cream mix well.

👉Finally add in the paneer mix well and cook covered for another 2-4 minutes.

👉Garnish with coriander leaves and Kasoori methi mix well and switch off the gas.

👉Serve hot. Enjoy 😊 

Preparation Time-30 mins

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