Paneer Cheese Sabji

Paneer Cheese Sabji

Hey guys! The recipe I am posting today is a very delicious and rich paneer ki sabji/curry which can be eaten with roti/paratha/naana/kulcha. Lets get cooking this tasty lunch sabji. Make it when you have guests over and win them over. So lets get cooking…


For cheese paneer-

Paneer/Cottage cheese – 250 grams

Processed cheese – 1 cup (grated)

Oil – 1 tbsp

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Turmeric/Haldi powder – 1/2 tsp

Dhania-Jeera/Cumin-Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

Garlic clove (grated) – 1 clove

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Ghee for greasing

For gravy:

Tomato – 3 medium

Onion – 2 small

Gralic – 5-6 cloves

Ginger – 1 inch

Peanut – 1 tbsp

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 2 tbsp

Cumin Powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1 tbsp

Tomato ketchup – 1 tbsp

Processed cheese (grated) – 1/2 cup

Salt as per taste

Water as required

For vegetable saute:

Onions – 2 small (diced)

Capsicum – 1 large (diced)

Oil and Ghee – 1 tbsp each

Asafoetida/Hing – 1/4 tsp

Jeera/Cumin – 1 tsp

Star Anise – 1 piece

Laung/Clove – 3 pieces

Cinnamon – 1 inch

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 4-5 cloves (finely chopped)

Coriander leaves and cheese for garnishing


For cheese paneer:

1) Slice the paneer into large squares. In a bowl take the oil, red chilli powder, cumin-coriander powder, turmeric powder, grated garlic and salt and mix it well.

2) Now coat the paneer slices with the masala and keep it aside for 10 minutes. After 10 mins take one slice of the paneer and press grated cheese on it. Now cover it with another paneer slice. Make a cheesy paneer sandwich with two slices. Make all paneer sandwiches this way.

3) In a grill pan or non stick tawa brush some ghee/clarified butter and grill all the cheese paneer sandwiches as made above from both sides.

For gravy:

1) In a bowl take water and boil together the tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger and peanuts. Once they are cooked strain and make a puree.

2) In a wok take oil and ghee and let it become warm. Now add the chopped garlic, clove, cinnamon and star anise and let it become golden brown now add the capsicum and saute for few minutes. Then add the onions and saute till slightly pink. Keep it crunchy do not overcook.

3) Now add the tomato puree as prepared in step 1 above and add the red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, tomato ketchup, salt and grated cheese. Now mix it all and add water if the gravy feels thick. Let it cook for 5 mins.

4) Now take the paneer cheese sandwiches as prepared above in the plate and pour the gravy over. garnish with grated cheese and coriander leaves.

 ‘This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.’

23 responses to “Paneer Cheese Sabji”

  1. Paneer and cheese are my daughters favorite. And more over it is sandwich,….yum…I love this uniqueness. I will definitely going to give a try. Thank you such a lovely recipe.


  2. Looks so tempting. Kids are going to love the cheese in it. I love how you give a twist to recipes. I will surely try this out. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


  3. I love Bread, i love Paneer, i llove cheese, I love sandwich, I love Cheese-Paneer Sandwich. This is a must try reciepe for me. I am gonna try this tomorrow only, I hope it turns out well and I can devour it in peace.


  4. You said it cheese and then paneer, and I am melted right away. Two of my favorites together, it must be amazing dish. Also, Shail I liked the way you have shared the recipe, step by step. Very nicely written.


  5. hadn’t ever thot of paneer n cheese together… but it sure looks yummy… n believe it or not, my mouth was watering while reading it. i’m surely gonna try this Shail… he combination is something very new for me…


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