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Jan 21, 2015

Paneer Kolhapuri Recipe | Easy Paneer Recipe | No Onion No Garlic Curry Recipe

Paneer Kolhapuri
Paneer Kolhapuri recipe with step by step pictures. Paneer Kolhapuri is an another easiest Paneer recipe that can be made in jiffy without onions and garlic. Yes.,this recipe does not require onions and garlic. Paneer Kolhapuri is a rich, spiced and creamy tomato based curry. I have tasted Vegetable Kohlapuri in restaurants and this was the first time I tried and tasted Paneer Kolhapuri. I was using Tofu in place of Paneer for long time but now-a-days my kids able to differentiate the taste between Tofu curry & Paneer Curry. They like Tofu but still ask for Paneer curry. So for my kids tried a different recipe with Paneer.

Kolhapuri Masala, an unique blend of spices that is freshly roasted and ground gives a nice flavor and taste to the curry. This curry pairs well with Jeera Pulao, Rotis, Naan & Pooris also. I referred Nisha Madhulika Ji's recipe video for this recipe and slightly tweaked it to our taste.

Paneer Kolhapuri Recipe

Paneer Kolhapuri Recipe
Paneer Kohlapuri Recipe
Recipe Source : Nisha
Prep Time : 5 minutes | Cook Time : 25-30 minutes
Recipe Category : Side dish
Serves  3

  1. Paneer  200gm(cut into pieces)
  2. Tomato   3 no.large 
  3. Green chili  2 no. or to taste
  4. Ginger   1" piece
  5. Cashew nuts   10-12 no.
  6. Chili Powder   1/2-1 tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder   1/4 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder   1/2-1 tsp
  9. Hing   a pinch
  10. Salt   to taste
  11. Oil   2-3 tsp
  12. Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
To Dry Roast & Grind/Kolhapuri Masala
  1. Sesame seeds   1 and 1/2 tsp(i used 3/4 tsp)
  2. Dried Coconut   1/3 cup or less
  3. Cumin seeds/Jeera   1 and 1/2 tsp
  4. Fennel seeds/saunf  1 tsp
  5. Corainder seeds/Dhaniya   2 tbsp
  6. Cinnamon   1" stick
  7. Clove   4 no.
  8. Green Cardamom  1 no.
  9. Black cardamom  1 no.(remove shell and use pods alone)
  10. Black Pepper corns   8-10 no.
  • First dry roast all the ingredients given for kohlapuri Masala and grind it to a fine powder and keep aside.
  • Then in a blender, take tomatoes, green chili, ginger and cashew nuts and grind it to a fine paste without using water and keep ready.
  • Now heat oil in a pan, when the oil is hot add cumin seeds allow to splutter then add turmeric powder, dhaniya powder, hing and stir well.
  • After that add ground tomato-cashew paste and cook in medium heat until the moisture dries and raw smell leaves.
  • Then add chili powder and saute for a minute and add the ground kohlapuri masala powder and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • And then add 1/2 to 3/4 cup water, enough salt and bring it to boil.
  • When masala gets cooked and oil starts float on top add paneer cubes and coriander leaves and cook in medium heat for another 3-4 minutes.
  • That's it...Paneer Kohlapuri ready. Serve Hot with Rotis/Naan/Rice.
Adjust Chili powder, green chili and pepper corns to your taste. The above quantity gives a medium spicy curry.
I did not temper the curry with dry red chili, if you want you can add it.
I used fresh grated coconut, I roasted it separately and added it to the other roasted spices, saute it again.
Paneer Kolhapuri

Paneer Kolhapuri Recipe



  1. Delicious and rich gravy of Paneer.

  2. Delicious looking paneer curry.. Nice clicks..

  3. delicious recipe... mouth watering!!

  4. The curry should have been very flavorful with all those spices in the masala..

  5. loved the white bowl the most,Sangee..and of course the paneer curry too... scrumptious spread :)

  6. The paneer and your clicks, both simple fabulous!

  7. I really enjoy your recipe.. Looks so yummy and so easy to prepare .. thanks and keep on sharing .

  8. Hi I tried to make this however it turned a bit bitter, overall it tasted good except it left a little bitter after taste.
    I wonder what happened?
    Thanks for the recipe though. It is easy to prepare.

  9. Bursting with flavors. Turned out really awesome. I used the measurements for the dry roasted spices as a reference. Didnt really measure, but mostly eyeballed it.


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