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.’

24 responses to “Paneer Cheese Sabji”

  1. So glad about another season of your recipes Shail. This one looks scrumptious. I tried a few last time and am all set to give the new ones a shot.


    1. Thanks Sonia…☺️☺️


  2. I am allergic to paneer but my M-I-L and nieces would love it.


  3. Does look tempting, my mouth is watering 🤣🤣🤣 as I even type, the look reminds me of Lasagna. Yummy looking and im gonna try it 😁


  4. Wow, looks super tasty…am going to try it for sure.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. Both my favorite ingredients in one dish I’m definitely gonna make this the next week. Thanks for sharing the recipe


  8. Cheese makes everything so much better! Looks so delicious.


  9. Interesting recipe, looks quite unique! Will try it out because I love cheese and this looks delicious!


  10. Whoa! Cheese and paneer are a deadly combo. Loved the recipe, Shail. I am saving this recipe to make for my grandsons when they visit. I hope you are doing fine.


  11. This looks just too tempting Shail and is sure loaded. Would love to try it out. Thanks for sharing yet another interesting recipe.


  12. Wow! This paneer and cheese dish looks so good. Very luxurious recipe, perfect for when I have company at home. Will be saving this recipe – thank you!


  13. Paneer is our family’s favorite and we make different dishes with it quite often. I am definitely going to try this recipe soon 🙂


  14. This dish looks so tempting. I will sure try this one. I am sure kids are going to love this recipe.


  15. 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.


  16. Swarnali Nath Avatar
    Swarnali Nath

    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.


  17. I will definitely try this one


  18. Paneer and cheese ! What a combination. It looks scrumptious..


  19. Kaveri Chhetri Avatar
    Kaveri Chhetri

    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…


  20. Kaveri Chhetri Avatar
    Kaveri Chhetri



  21. That cheezy planner looks deliciously photogenic for Instagram too


  22. Cheezy paneer looks so beautiful may be best to taste and also for Instagram. Deliciously photogenic 👌😊


  23. That seems to be some yummy cheesy goodness!


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I am a lawyer by profession but cooking has been my passion and hence my journey began as a home cook. I have been working with vegetarian recipes and post my recipes using simple ingredients and easy methods to follow.


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