3 Simple, Nutritious Paneer Recipes

Harness the goodness of homemade cottage cheese (paneer) with these recipes. They’re ready in minutes, and a good source of protein and essential nutrients.

3-Minute Chilli Garlic Paneer

  • 1 cup paneer, boiled and cubed
  • 1 heaped tsp. garlic
  • Slit green chillies (one or more)
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped finely
  • Salt and paprika to taste

Heat the oil in a pan. Tip in the green chilli and garlic, fry for about a minute.

Add the paneer, salt and paprika. Fry for a few minutes on medium heat, till the paneer turns light golden. Sprinkle cilantro leaves on top, and enjoy hot with bread or chapati. Tastes great as a side with rice and dal, too.

Quick Paneer Scrambled on Toast

  • 1 cup paneer, crumbled
  • ˝ onion, finely chopped
  • ˝ tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. mixed fresh mint and cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Put the butter and oil together in a pan, and heat to just below smoking point. Fry the onions and tomatoes in the butter-oil, and add the crumbled paneer after 2 minutes. Give it a good toss, and add the rest of the ingredients. Serve hot on toast.

Superfast Bell Pepper-Paneer Stir-Fry

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil/vegetable oil
  • 1 big cup mixed bell peppers (green, yellow and red), de-seeded and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 onion, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup paneer, sliced into long fingers
  • 5 to 6 cloves of garlic, sliced lengthwise
  • A few black peppercorns, roughly crushed
  • Salt to taste

Toss everything together in the pan, once you’ve heated the oil. Fry for three minutes. That’s it! This is a stunner of a dish, both in terms of looks and taste. Enjoy!


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Miranda Parkinson

very yummy!

Melinda K.
Past Member 3 years ago

thanks for the recipes, vego's can substitute tofu for paneer.

devon leonard
Devon Leonard3 years ago

Thank you...!!

federico bortoletto

Grazie per la ricetta.

heather g.
heather g.3 years ago

I've tried paneer several times. I also like that you can BBQ it on a kebab with veggies, because paneer doesn't melt. And paneer and spinach is really tasty.

Thanks for the ideas, Shubhra, the picture looks mouth-watering. I enjoy your articles ....

Kathie Z.
Kathie Z.3 years ago

They sound good. I raise goats and make panir from the goat milk.

Kathie Z.
Kathie Z.3 years ago

They sound good. I raise goats and make panir from the goat milk.

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago


Svetlana M.
Svetlana M.3 years ago

This sounds good with tofu, I will try that, thanks.

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.3 years ago

thanks for the info