Sanoli's Kitchen: PANEER BAHAR

Monday, January 13, 2014


Every now and then, I would like to prepare a special paneer dish to go with rotis, naan or simply with any rice dish. When you are getting monotonous with regular palak paneer and paneer butter masala, away from that just try this delightful paneer dish, it could be a yummilicious party dish or you can safely include this recipe in any menu as it is usually liked by most people. A great dish for anyone, who have a busy lifestyle. Cook this paneer dish over the weekend, refrigerate and consume within 2 days. Coconut cream enhances its flavor and texture just like a restaurant style gravy.


250 gm Paneer, cut into medium sized cubes
1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt / Thick Sour Curd
1/2 of a Coconut, cut in thin slices
2 Bay Leaves
1 Medium Onion (paste)
2 tsps Ginger Paste
2&1/2 tsps Garlic Paste
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
2-3 Green Chilies (finely chopped)
1 tsp Sugar (for flavor)
1/3 Cup Oil
Salt to taste
1/2 Cup + 1/2 Cup Warm Water


Grind coconut slices nicely. Add ½ cup warm water in it. Leave it for 15-20 minutes. Strain coconut to get a flavorful coconut milk.
Heat oil in a wok. Fry Paneer pieces lightly. Remove those paneer pieces from oil and keep on a kitchen pepper to absorb excess oil.
Add bay leaves on the same oil, followed by onion paste, garlic paste and ginger paste in it. Fry nicely for 5-6 minutes on medium heat till spices leave oil from the side of wok.
Mix red chili powder, coriander powder, sugar and salt with fried onion mixture; fry for another 2 minutes. Add beaten sour curd this time, mix well for few minutes.
Add fried paneer pieces and ½ cup warm water now. Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes on low heat.
When everything is nicely incorporated, add coconut milk, chopped green chilies in it. Cover and cook it for 3-4 minutes on low heat. Turn off heat now.

Serve hot with any Indian flat bread or any rice dish. Look at the silky creamy gravy, isn’t luscious?
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  1. lip smacking paneer bahar , would love to finish it ...

  2. That is a nice paneer bahar. So colouful gravy.

  3. Paneer made with coconut gravy .Looks yummy ....

  4. Paneer bahar looks delicious Sanoli, Love it.

  5. the curry looks so so yummyy;; best to make something with Paneer , i will make it ;)

  6. very delicious and yummy curry :)

  7. lip smacking paneer bahar...would love to finish the whole bowl