Paneer Chettinad

I tasted this dish first time in a famous chettinadu restaurant in U.S and it was so delicious and flavorful with the freshly ground masala.It is a fusion of South and North India spices and flavor in which paneer has simmered in the fresh ground masala.I tried this many a times and came out very well and can be eaten along with roti,naan,parota and rice.Yesterday I made this one for dinner and we had it with Lacha paratha.


Panner(cubed) 300gms
Onion(chopped) 1no.(medium size)
Tomato(chopped) 2nos.(medium size)
Turmeric powder1/2tsp
Curry leaves1 sprig
Coriander leavesto garnish
Salta taste

To roast and grind

Red chilly 5-6no.
Coriander seeds 11/2tbs
Fennel seeds 1tsp
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Black pepper corns5-6nos.
Poppy seeds(optional)1tsp


           Dry roast the ingredients given in the table to roast and grind it to fine paste with water.

Heat a pan with a tbs of oil,fry the paneer to a golden color.Drain it from the oil and soak the fried paneer in a cup of a warm water.

In the same pan add a tbs of oil,saute the onion and curry leaves till it becomes transparent.Add the ginger&garlic paste and fry it for a while,follows the tomatoes.

Once the tomatoes become mushy add in the ground paste,salt,turmeric powder,saute it for a minute and add water as needed.Let it cook  till the raw smell goes off.

 Finally add in the fried paneer pieces and cook it for couple of minutes.Garnish it with coriander leaves.



  • Here I used the ginger&garlic paste,instead ginger and garlic can be sauted in the whole garam masala.
  • Pureed tomato or tomato paste can be used.
  • Cashews can be added, while grinding the masala gives thickness and extra richness to the recipe.


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Wonderful Paneer Curry dear..Having pack of Paneer,gonna try it soon.Thaks 4 the recipe :)

Very tempting gravy.. Chettinad paneer looks delicious..

Looks super...Thick and flavorful gravy...

Wow ~ it looks delectable, bursting with flavors!

That's bringing two different cuisine together the idea and looks yum

wow i love the recipe,really delicious...

Nice one.....
one more delicious paneer recipe....
thanks for sharing

Wow,What a mouth-watering click.Can feel how tasty it was.Wonderful recipe dear.Thanks for sharing and dropping in.

very spicy and appealing paneer dish. a must try


I made this and it was so flavorful.. I have posted it on my blog - Please share your valuable feedback and comments..

Hello Nalini,

Making this for dinner today. My kitchen smells awesome. Thank for the recipe.
Do drop by my blog when you get a chance,


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