Paneer do pyaza recipe (Restaurant style)
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Paneer do pyaza recipe (Restaurant style)

Paneer do pyaza recipe (or do piaza)- a Mughlai dish gets a North Indian twist by adding tomatoes to make it restaurant style. Here soft paneer cubes and sauteed onions are coated with semi-dry gravy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 395kcal
Author Kanan


  • 4 oz or 115 grams Paneer cut into cubes
  • 2 teaspoons + 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 medium or 1 ¼ cups Onion cut into big chunks and separated
  • 1 medium or 1 cup Onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 1 medium or ¾ cup Tomato chopped
  • 2 medium or 1 ¼ cups Tomato pureed
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kasoori methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Heavy whipping cream or fresh cream or malai


Making paneer do pyaza recipe:

  • Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add 1 ¼ cups cubed onion and let it cook till it gets translucent or light pink. Keep them little crunchy, do not overcook.
  • Remove it to another plate and keep it aside till needed.
  • Now heat remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in the same pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle. Add cardamoms and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Then add 1 cup of sliced onion and mix. Let it cook till it gets soft, translucent.
  • Then add ginger paste and garlic paste. Mix and let it cook for a minute
  • Then add chopped and pureed tomatoes.
  • Add salt and spice powders. Mix well.
  • Let it cook till all the moisture is evaporated and oil starts to leaves from the sides.
  • Then add garam masala and mix well.
  • Add paneer and cooked onions. Mix it very gently so paneer cubes do not break.
  • Add a ½ cup of water and heavy cream.
  • Mix it and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn off the stove, paneer do pyaza is ready to serve.


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.3g | Protein: 12.7g | Fat: 28.3g | Saturated Fat: 9.6g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 5.7g | Sugar: 10.4g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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