Spicy Pesto Paneer
Pesto paneer is an exotic fusion dish that uses pesto sauce. Paneer and cashews are known for its rich content in nutrition and fibre. Try this recipe of Spicy Pesto Paneer at your home.
Chef Ripudaman Handa's Spicy Pesto Paneer recipe

- Italian


- 1

Cooking Time

-15-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • FOR Pesto
  • Basil leaves
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves
  • 6 to 7 Cashew nuts roasted
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 to 6 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3 Parmesan cheeses halved
  • FOR Panner
  • 50 gm paneer thick slices
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for frying
  • Black pepper powdered
  • salt
  • FOR Garnish
  • Pesto sauce
  • Basil sprigs
  • roasted cashew nuts
  • Parmesan cheeses halved


  1. 1

    To prepare the pesto sauce grind the basil leaves, garlic cloves, roasted cashew nuts, black pepper powder, salt, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and parmesan cheese , Slice the paneer into medium sized square pieces , Top the paneer pieces with the pesto sauce , Heat a pan with olive oil , Place the paneer pieces topped with the pesto sauce, on the pan and let them fry on one side , Transfer the paneer slices to a serving board , Garnish them with the remaining pesto sauce basil sprigs, roasted cashew nuts, and parmesan cheese shaves.
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