Sunday, September 11, 2011

Paneer do Pyaaza (Cottage cheese with tomatoes and onions)

Oh my! Its really been long time since I blogged! Time flies by. Still 3.5 months to go for baby; after she is here, it will be impossible to post recipes...I might as well post regularly now.
Below is on of those easy recipes which can be made in a jiffy. Quite a lot of people add green peppers to it but I like my paneer do pyazaa plain. So here it is..

Paneer: 2 cups, cut into small cubes
Onion: 1 medium, chopped fine
Tomato: 1 ripe, big, chopped
Cilantro: handful, chopped
Capsicum (peppers): optional, 1 cut into cubes
Garam masala: 2 tsp
Red chili powder: 1 tsp (increase or decrease to suit your taste)
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice: 3 tsp
Cumin: 2 tsp
Oil: 3 tbsp

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add the onions.
  • Fry the onions until they are half cooked and add turmeric powder and chili powder. Stir and add the tomatoes.
  • If you are using peppers, now would be the time to stir in those.
  • Once the tomatoes are soft and cooked, add garam masala and salt. Stir and add paneer cubes. 
  • Let the flavors blend in for about 5-8 mins and stir in cilantro. Switch off the stove and remove from heat.
Serving suggestion:
Goes very well with all the Indian breads.


  1. Madhu this dish looks fabulous
    hope you can join the food palette series rainbow colours

  2. Paneer do pyaza looks to be simply delicious and tempting. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Welcome back Madhu...
    Paneer do pyaza looks very tasty!

  4. wow very tempting recipe,perfect with roti...

  5. Yumyum, super delicious paneer do with rotis..

  6. perfect dish for roti or have a nice collection of recipes here....cheers...

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  7. Lovely recipe n yummy gravy!!