paneer pasanda recipe, restaurant style panner pasanda recipe


Paneer Pasanda Recipe with step by step photos– Here comes another paneer delicacy.It has smooth,creamy and mild spicy gravy which makes it unique from other paneer gravy. Paneer pasanda is a rich paneer sadwich recipe cooked and serve along with creamy tomato-onion gravy.Paneer pasanda tastes best with pulao and alu paratha.

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I have tasted paneer pasanda once in restaurant and since then i wanted to try.Paneer pasanda is not for your everyday cooking. It is a delicate recipe requires time.
I have specially prepare homemade paneer to make this recipe and i have already shared recipe here.
The version i am going to share today is restaurant style.Paneer is stuffed with some green paste originally but i have used red tomato base paste here.
If you run out of time, You can directly shallow fry paneer slices without stuffing.Or you can even make paneer tikki.


The gravy is quite simple and easy to make and it has very delicate flavor of cardamom and cinnamon.
This paneer pasanda goes best with jeera rice, dal and paratha.

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Recipe Details for making restaurant style paneer pasanda below:

  Recipe paneer pasanda-how to make paneer pasanda restaurant style

Prep Time :60 min
Cook Time :15 min
Total Time :75 min
Main Ingredient :paneer
Serves :2-3
Cuisine :north indian

Ingredients for paneer sandwiches:

  • paneer (cottage cheese) – 250 gms
  • tomato,grated or finely chopped – 1 small
  • crumbled or grated paneer,-2 tbsp can substitute grated cheese instead of paneer
  • raisins (kishmish),chopped – 1 tbsp
  • cashews (kaju),finely chopped -6-8 or 2 tablespoon finely chopped cashews
  • green chilies, chopped-1 tbsp
  • coriander leaves (dhania patta),chopped – 1 tbsp
  • mint leaves (pudina),chopped – 1/2 tsbp [optional]
  • red chili powder-1/4 tsp
  • cumin powder (jeera powder)- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • oil for frying

Ingredients for corn starch paste:

  • corn starch- 1/2 cup
  • water-4 tbsp

Ingredients pasanda gravy:
onion-tomato paste:

  • onions, roughly chopped – 2 medium to large
  • oil – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic cloves – 5-6 nos
  • Ginger,roughly chopped – 1 tbsp
  • green chili – 1 nos
  • tomatoes, roughly chopped – 2 medium to lage 
  • cashews(kaju) – 10 to 12
  • cinnamon (dalchini) – 1/2 inch
  • green cardamoms (chotti elachi) – 2 nos
  • cloves (lavang) – 2 nos

for cooking the gravy or sauce:

  • fried oil or fresh oil-1 to 1.5 tbsp
  • caraway seeds (shahjeera) – 1/2 tsp [substitute cumin (jeera) if shahjeera is not there]
  • tej patta (indian bay leaf)-1 nos
  • turmeric powder (haldi) – 1/4 tsp
  • kashmiri red chili powder or deghi mirch – 1/2 tsp
  • coriander powder (dhania powder) – 1/2 tsp
  • garam masala- 1/4 tsp
  • sugar – 1/4 tsp
  • kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) ,crushed – 1 tsp
  • 1 cup water
  • low fat cream- 2 tbsp
  • chopped coriander leaves for garnish (dhania patta)
  • salt to taste

Method for preparing tomato-onion paste:

  1. Heat kadai.Add cardamom(cardamom pods), cinnamon,cloves and onion.Saute it until brown.Add garlic,ginger and green chili.saute it.
  2. Now, Add tomatoes and cashews.Cover kadai with lid and cook the mixture for 2-3 mins on medium flame. 
  3. Cook the mixture very well.
  4. keep the mixture aside and let it cool down.
  5. Make a fine paste and keep it aside. 

Method for paneer sandwich: 

  1. take a mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients expect paneer slices.

  2. slice your paneer into triangle.
  3. slice each paneer into two halves gently.
  4. stuff paneer triangles with stuffing.
  5. heat oil in nonstick pan shallow fry paneer slices.
  6. keep the slices aside.

Method for gravy/assembling:

  1. Heat Oil in kadai.bay leaf and cumin.
  2. When seeds crackle,add onion tomato paste.
  3. Cook the paste until it reduces oil from sides.
  4. Add salt,red chili powder,cumin powder and mix well.
  5. Add cream and mix well.
  6. Add sugar,kasuri methi.
  7. Add paneer slices and gently mix .
  8. garnish with coriander.
  9. Serve hot.
  • skip cream if you do not have it.
  • for a vegan option substitute paneer with tofu and skip the cream. you can also use coconut cream instead.

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  1. Mouthwatering paneer pasanda. Perfect side dish for rotis

  2. All tym fav paneer recipe at my home, looks so delicious..

  3. Liked it totally…Perfect with roti / naan…