Vegetarian Quick Paneer Curry Recipe

5-Minutes Paneer Curry Recipe

This super quick and easy Paneer Curry recipe uses ingredients that you can count on your fingertips. It is Gluten-free, Vegetarian and super healthy for those who are watching their food.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali
Keyword Gluten Free Recipes, Paneer Recipes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 People


  • 200 gms Paneer Cut in cubes
  • 1.5 inch Ginger Grated or Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera or Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Dried Bay Leaf
  • 2 Green Chilies Slit in halves
  • 1/4 tsp Hing or Asafoetida
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder For colour
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • A pinch of Kasuri Methi or Fenugreek leaves


  1. Take 2-3 tbsp of water in a bowl. Add all the dried powdered spices in it, like turmeric, Red chili powder, cumin, coriander, garam masala alongwith grated ginger and kasuri methi. Give it a stir and let it soak.

  2. Now, heat oil in a pan and temper it with bay leaf, cumin seeds and asafoetida or hing. 

  3. Now, add the green chilies and the spice mix. Fry this on medium heat for a minute or two, before adding the paneer cubes. 

  4. Once the Paneer cubes are coated with the spice mix, add the water and season it with Salt and sugar. 

  5. Cover the pan with its lid and allow it to simmer for 2 minutes, not more than that. Over cooked Paneer often becomes chewy. 

  6. Turn off the heat and add some chopped fresh Coriander leaves before serving.