Paneer is often the butt of jokes for being the vegetarian's substitute for meat after all many meat-based dishes turn vegetarian by substituting the meat with paneer. But in its own right, the ingredient has several recipes to its credit. We bring to you our collection of the best paneer recipes by LF chefs. Follow the simple instructions in the recipe videos to make these paneer recipes at home. Bookmark this and try a new paneer recipe from different cuisines every day!
For those who like desi Chinese, this is one of the easiest paneer recipes that bring out the best of Indo-Chinese flavours. It's a quick and easy starter to make for parties and between-meal hunger pangs.
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If you have leftover paneer, this is an easy recipe to make using ingredients that will already be available in your kitchen. Simply toss diced paneer, potatoes and peas together with chaat masala. Click here for the recipe video and ingredient details.
Spring Rolls Paneer Recipe
In this variation of spring rolls, Chef Rakhee Vaswani makes a delicious mixture of paneer and peas for the stuffing. Watch the Hindi recipe video and follow the simple instructions to learn how to stuff and roll the spring roll sheets with the mixture.
Paneer Rumbles Recipe
This paneer recipe will be a favourite with kids. Gurdip Kohli Punj shows you a fun way to make a paneer snack for your children. She makes a mixture with mashed paneer, spring onions, coriander and red chilli paste. These are then moulded into small balls, covered with pieces of bread and fried.
Tacos with Baked Paneer Recipe
Chef Ranveer Brar makes this traditional Mexican dish with a stuffing of lettuce salad, salsa, Baja sauce and baked paneer. The chef takes a chunk of paneer, marinates it in a mix of spices and bakes it before slicing it for the taco stuffing.
Wasabi Paneer Recipe
Bring variety to your snacks recipes with this wasabi paneer fingers recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar. He brings together the best of Japanese and Indian flavours in this dish. Paneer with the zing of wasabi is a must-try combination!
Made with a mix of vegetables and steamed, this paneer starter is not only delicious but healthy too. Gurdip Kohli Punj makes a mixture with grated paneer, bell peppers, cabbage, spring onions and carrots. The expert makes small Manchurian balls out of this mixture before steaming them. She also makes a sauce to go along with the paneer Manchurian balls.
Malai Tikka Paneer Recipe
You don't have to go to a restaurant as Gurdip Kohli Punj shows you how to make this all-time favourite paneer dish at home. This paneer malai tikka is a rich and flavourful dish, served with a creamy paste made of cashew nuts.
Bruschetta Paneer Recipe
Gurdip Kohli Punj shows you an easy way to make this Italian appetiser at home. The expert marinates tomato and paneer slices before topping them on toasted bread and adds some grape juice for a unique flavour.
Satay Paneer Recipe
The national dish of Indonesia, satay is a skewered meat dish cooked over a wood or charcoal fire and served with a sauce. In this recipe, Chef Ranveer Brar uses paneer and fries them on a flat pan. The chef also shows you how to make the accompanying peanut sauce.
Here's another satay paneer variation to make a satay platter. Chef Gautam Mehrishi prepares a thick marinade using sesame oil, cloves, red chilli powder, lemon zest, brown sugar, peanut butter, lime juice, salt and coconut milk. The chef marinates pieces of paneer and bell peppers in this mix before grilling them.
Shashlik Paneer Recipe
Shashlik is a traditional dish of skewered meat from Central Asia. Chef Ranveer Brar makes this shashlik recipe using paneer, onions and bell peppers marinated with desi flavours. The chef also makes a fruity chutney to accompany the shashlik.
Achari Paneer Wrap Recipe
Wraps are quick to whip up and make for convenient on-the-go meals that are also filling. In this recipe, Chef Ripudaman Handa makes a mixture with achari masala to coat the paneer pieces. He stuffs the wrap with pan-fried paneer pieces and a salad of assorted vegetables.
A paneer dish with Italian flavours, this one is a must-try starter for your next house party. Chef Ripudaman Handa makes pesto sauce and marinates paneer pieces in it before pan-frying them. Don't miss the plating to serve your starter like a professional!
Pesto Paneer Steak Recipe
For more pesto-flavoured paneer, check out this recipe by Chef Pankaj Bhadouria. For this paneer recipe, the chef makes pesto sauce without garlic. She shows you to make a prune compote to accompany the paneer dish. Pesto marinated grilled paneer pieces are served on a bed of couscous with a vegetable mixture and prune compote. It is a wholesome and filling meal.
Fried rolls, croquettes are the ultimate comfort food to dig your teeth into on a bad day. For this recipe, Chef Ranveer Brar makes a mixture of paneer, potatoes, onions, ginger, green chillies and coriander. Instead of breadcrumbs, the chef uses vermicelli for this preparation. He serves the delicious snack with cherry tomatoes pickled in mustard sauce and plates with a beautiful potato basket.
Harissa Paneer Recipe
Fans of spicy food will love this paneer recipe. Watch how to make the hot pepper harissa sauce at home. Grind together garlic, jeera, coriander seeds, dried chillies, mint and olive oil. Marinate pieces of paneer in the spicy sauce before pan-frying them. Also, check out Chef Ripudaman Handa's version of the harissa paneer recipe.
Paper Paneer Recipe
In this recipe, Chef Ranveer Brar introduces you to a unique cooking method. He wraps the ingredients in a paper before baking them in the oven. You should also check out this recipe if you want to experiment with some different ingredients and flavours. The chef makes a mixture of veggies using onions, water chestnuts, radish and orange juice.
Picked Beetroot with Dukka-crusted Paneer Recipe
Chef Vicky Ratnani brings Egyptian flavours to your dinner table with this recipe. He coats paneer pieces with dukkah which he makes by grinding together roasted coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, sesame seeds and walnuts. The chef accompanies the paneer with pickled beetroots and a creamy sauce.
If you're an eggetarian, you will enjoy this unique egg net paneer dish. Gurdip Kohli Punj shows you to make the egg net and then stuffs it with a paneer and green chutney mixture. Children will surely enjoy this tasty and innovative paneer dish.
Anjeer Paneer Kebab
Now here's a yummy way to enjoy the goodness of figs. Gurdip Kohli Punj makes a mixture with crumbled paneer and potatoes and uses it to coat whole figs. She then covers them with corn flours and fries them. The expert serves the kebabs with a yogurt dip.
Gurdip Kohli Punj makes bajra paratha stuffed with paneer. For the paratha stuffing, the expert mixes together chopped onions, green chillies, ginger and crumbled paneer, and seasons it with fennel (sauf) powder, salt and masala. Click here for the health benefits of bajra.
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
Instead of using store-bought paneer, Gurdip Kohli Punj shows you how to make paneer at home for this recipe. Curdle boiled milk with vinegar or lime juice. Paneer bhurji is the quickest main course dish to make on a day when you're not in the mood for elaborate cooking using ingredients easily available in your kitchen.
In his series of coal bake technique recipes, Chef Gautam Mehrishi shows you how to make the rich curry dish, badami paneer. Big chunks of paneer are cooked in a creamy almond paste. This paneer dish tastes great with naan.
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Makhani Paneer Recipe
Of all North Indian recipes, paneer makhani is an all-time favourite. For this recipe, Gurdip Kohli Punj makes a thick gravy by blending together bay leaf, cardamom, onions, tomatoes, Kashmiri red chillies, ginger, garlic, cashew nuts, melon and sesame seeds. Paneer Makhani is best enjoyed with naan.
Shawarma with Tofu and Paneer Recipe
A typical Middle Eastern meat preparation, Chef Ranveer Brar shows you how to make shawarma at home with paneer and tofu. The chef prepares a marinade with tahini sauce, bell pepper paste, green chilli paste, chopped garlic, ginger-garlic paste, tomato paste and hung curd. He finishes the marinade with pickle paste for a desi touch.
With this paneer recipe, Chef Vicky Ratnani brings international flavours to your kitchen. The chef rolls a big chunk of paneer on a bed of mixed spices before pan frying it. He serves the paneer steak with a creamy puree made of corn, jalapenos and yellow bell peppers. Try this fancy preparation for the next dinner you host and impress your guests.
Shufta Paneer Recipe
Shufta is a traditional Kashmiri dessert made with a mix of dry fruits. It is commonly made in the region during festivals and special occasions. In this shufta recipe, Chef Ajay Chopra also adds paneer.
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