Handi Paneer Recipe – Restaurant Style [Pics]

Handi Paneer
Handi Paneer

Handi paneer is a delicious and well known paneer preparation. There are many paneer versions that we know and each one has its own unique taste and flavor. We have also made many on our this site and each one of it has something unique about it.

I have tried to present this recipe in a simple and easy manner and i hope it will help you re-create the restaurant style taste at home.

Handi Paneer Recipe In Words

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Yield: 1 Bowl of Handi Paneer (Serves: 4 People)


Ingredients for handi paneer

  1. 150 gm Cottage Cheese (Paneer)
  2. 1 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Water
  3. 1/2 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Curd/Yogurt
  4. 1 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Chopped Onion (Big-Fat Pieces)
  5. 1 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Chopped Tomato (Thin Long Slices)
  6. 3 Chopped Green Chilies (Thin Long Slices)
  7. 3/4 Tsp Salt
  8. 1/3 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  9. 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  10. 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  11. 1 Tbsp Oil
  12. 2 Bay Leaves
  13. 3” Inch Chopped Ginger (Thin Long Slices)


We will start the process by heating 1 Tbsp of Oil in a pan on medium flame for about a minute. Then add Bay Leaves and fry for half a minute. Handi Paneer-add bay leaf in hot oil
Add chopped Onion. Mix well and fry for 1 minute. Handi Paneer-add  chopped onion
After a minute, add Ginger. Wait till Onion achieves light pink color. Keep the stove on medium flame. Handi Paneer-add chopped ginger
Now add chopped Tomatoes and Green Chilies. Mix well and cook for a minute. Handi Paneer-add green chili & tomato
Add Salt, Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder and Curd. Mix well and cook till Tomatoes become soft/tender. Handi Paneer-add salt,turmeric powder, red chili, curd
Turn the stove on low flame and let curd get mixed completely with paste. In couple of minutes, curd will not be visible clearly i.e. the white color of curd will vanish. Handi Paneer-let curd soak
This is what it would look like after curd is completely mixed up with paste. Handi Paneer-curd is absorbed
Now add Water. Turn stove again on medium flame and after a boil change it to low flame.
Cook until water reduces to half (i.e. 1/2 cup) the quantity you added .
Handi Paneer-add water
Gravy is almost ready. So now its a right time to add Garam Masala and Paneer. Mix well. Handi Paneer-add garam masala & paneer
Cook for a minute and switch off the stove. Handi Paneer-once you see water is half of the quantity, switch off
Here’s our Handi Paneer ready to eat with Naan/Chapati/Parantha.
Hope you will enjoy this recipe.
Happy Cooking!!!!
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