Nutri Paneer Curry

Nutri Paneer Curry

When some guests visit for dinner, the first dish that comes to mind is Shahi paneer. Repeating the same dish becomes monotonous. To break the tedium, it can be twisted to form tasty, creamy and  spicy nutri-paneer curry. It is a combination of taste and health. The richness of the curry makes it a perfect dish for birthdays, dinners, parties or even when you want to pamper yourself. It goes well with any of Indian flat bread like naan, rumali roti, lachha parantha out even with simple chapatis.


Now try it for yourself……

Stepwise Pictorial Description

Take a pan. Add 2 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in it and boil. Add soya granules in it. Cover the pan and keep for 15 minutes. Drain and squeeze out the water. This will remove off flavor that soya chunks have.


Grind onion and chillies to a fine paste. Separately grind tomatoes to make puree.

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves. Once the seeds start spluttering, reduce the flame.


Add onion paste and fry for 1 minute. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is no more detected and onion paste changes color to light brown.


Add tomato puree and fry till the masala leaves oil.

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Add all the spices, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon kasuri methi and fry further for about 2 minutes till a nice aroma tingles your buds.chana2

Add cream and sauté it further. This will add to the richness of the gravy.



Add half cup of milk and give it a stir.


Finally add paneer pieces and soya granules and let it simmer on low flame for five minutes.


Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with naan or chapatis.

 recipe of nutri-paneer

Prep time:   10 min       Cooking time:   20 min        Serves:   4

Ingredients of Nutri-Paneer

Paneer1 cup
Soya chunk1/2 cup
Onion1, large
Ginger garlic paste1 tablespoon
Green chillies2
Fresh cream2 tablespoon
Milk1/2 cup
Cumin seeds1 teaspoon
Bay leaves1-2
Coriander powder1 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder1/2 teaspoon
Paprika powder1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder1/2 teaspoon
Sugar1/2 teaspoon
Kasuri methi1 teaspoon


  1. Soak soya chunks in hot water for 10-15 minutes and squeeze out the water.
  2. make a paste of onion and chillies.
  3. grind tomatoes to make puree.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and bay leaves.
  5. Once cumin seeds start spluttering, add onion paste and saute it.
  6. Add tomato puree and saute further till it leaves oil,
  7. Add all the spices and saute for another 2 minute.
  8. Add cream and mix properly.
  9. Add milk and give a stir.
  10. Add paneer cubes and soya chunks and mix.
  11. Let it simmer for 5-6 minutes on low flame.
  12. Garnish and serve with chapatis or naan.

2 thoughts on “Nutri Paneer Curry

  1. Thanks for sharing this dish. I tried and it came out good….my guests were licking their fingers and could not stop appreciating….credit goes to you 🙂

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