Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Paneer Korma

Once we had paneer korma at a restaurant in Mumbai (Bombay) which was absolutely delicious. As is her wont my mum decided to make it at home. Since she of course did not have the recipe, it was different from the restaurant version but it definitely was very delicious.

  • 250 grams paneer chopped into small cubes.
  • One big onion boiled and ground to a paste.
  • 2 cloves (segments) of garlic ground to a paste.
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • Kashmiri chilli powder and salt to taste.
  • One teaspoon coriander and cumin mix powder.
  • Cashew nuts chopped into small pieces.

  • Heat a table spoon of oil.
  • Add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds, 3 cloves, one green cardamom, a small stick of cinnamon and a bay leaf (bay leaf is optional).
  • Once the masalas begin to crackle, add ginger and garlic paste, turmeric powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, coriander and cumin mix powder.
  • Stir the spices well
  • Add 2 tablespoons of yoghurt and stir well.
  • Add the onion paste and stir.
  • Add the chopped paneer and chopped cashew nuts and a bit of water (you may use the whey if you have made the paneer at home).
  • Add a pinch of sugar and salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook till the gravy thickens.


  1. Yummy... I'm going to make this soon :) Thank you so much :)

  2. Believe me when mum makes it I just cannot stop licking my fingers

  3. Ooh, this sounds delicious! My mouth's watering already. :-)

  4. Dustedoff and Memsaab I wish I could send you some virtual paneer korma which would taste just like the real thing. But science cannot go that far when it comes to food you have to feel it and roll it on your tongue. But am sure glad to see your yummy response to this post

  5. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe as a link on My Meatless Mondays. It sounds wonderful.

  6. What a delicious sounding recipe. I also enjoyed watching your video on making paneer. Similar to making feta, which I have done.

  7. @Claudia: Thanks Claudia for stopping by.

  8. This is a nice recipe and so easy to make, if one forgets the process to make paneer. I will just take tofu instead of paneer.
    How much ginger should I take for this?