Quick and Healthy Paneer Do Pyaza

Paneer Do Pyaza

Paneer Do Pyaza, a simple but a versatile dish. You can play around with the recipe which suits your palette. My palette says to add some Capsicum in it, yes! I love capsicum as its rich in antioxidants and also it compliments Paneer/cottage cheese really well.

Have you ever given a thought why it is called Paneer Do Pyaza? well if you didn’t then no worries. Any dish with the name ‘Do Pyaza’ has double the amount of onions into it. Generally we divide the portion of onions in two; one part is finely chopped for the gravy and another part is roughly chopped like big crunchy chunks of onions to give the dish an extra edge and justify the name Paneer Do Pyaza ūüôā

So here is a quick recipe, it my version of Paneer do Pyaza.This recipe is simple, quick and super tasty, could be your sure shot pick for a Quick lunch or Dinner. Now you don’t have to call your nearby food joint for food delivery, give it a try and you will forget your favourite restaurant style Paneer Do Pyaza.

Ingredients & Quantity

  • 1Cup Paneer cubes/cottage cheese cubes
  • 2¬†Tbs¬†Olive¬†oil
  • 1 Bay¬†Leaf
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†roughly¬†chopped¬†onions
  • 1¬†tbs¬†cumin¬†seads
  • 1¬†cup¬†chopped¬†onions
  • 1/4¬†tbs¬†turmeric¬†powder
  • 1/4¬†tbs¬†garam¬†masala
  • 2¬†tbs¬†coriander¬†powder
  • 1/2¬†tbs¬†chili¬†powder¬†(or¬†more¬†to¬†taste)
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†capsicum
  • 2¬†tbs¬†ginger¬†–¬†garlic¬†paste
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†roughly¬†chopped¬†tomato
  • 4¬†tbs¬†tomato¬†puree
  • 2¬†tbs¬†fresh¬†cream
  • 1¬†tbs¬†kasoori¬†methi
  • salt¬†to¬†taste

How to cook?

  • Take a pan and heat Olive oil
  • Once the oil is hot, add Bay leaf and Cumin seeds to it
  • Now add finely chopped onions to it
  • Saut√© for 3-4 mins till the onions are soft and golden
  • Add ginger ‚Äď garlic paste to it and cook for 3-4 mins again
  • Now add spices; red chili, garam masala, turmeric powder and coriander powder and mix well adding some water
  • Add tomato puree and cook for 2-3 mins
  • Once this is done add capsicum and cook for 4-5 mins, don‚Äôt overcook the capsicum we need a crunch here in capsicum
  • Add salt now and mix well
  • Now add roughly chopped onions to it and cook for another 4-5mins
  • Add roughly chopped tomato and cook for 3-4mins
  • You can add some water if you see the gravy is little dry
  • Now add fresh cream and then Paneer cubes/Cottage cheese cubes
  • Sprinkle some Kasuri Methhi and serve hot with Chapati or rice

You can also try my version of ‘Mushroom Do Pyaza‘ here.

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