Flat 5-Minutes Easy Paneer Curry Recipe!
If you are looking for quick & easy paneer recipes, then nothing tops this. This is flat out the quickest recipe of paneer on my blog. All you need is a slab of fresh paneer and a handful of pantry staple spices to bring this dish together.
This recipe for paneer curry is vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free, which can be easily modified into vegan by replacing paneer with tofu.
Did I shock you there? I know I am guilty of it because when I posted this Paneer Curry recipe on my Instagram, I had so many of my friends coming over with a sense of amazement. Is this possible? Can it be? Really?? These were the comments that flooded my post.
You can check out the post here.
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5-Minutes Paneer Curry for busy weeknights!! #glutenfree #vegetarian #nocarbs . ✒️ Did I tell you that I am back at my work after 6 months of Maternity Leave? Well, apart from moonlighting as a #foodblogger , I work as a Copywriter with one of the leading publishing houses in India. . Last week, I went back to my job, leaving my lil Aria with my mom. As she takes care of my babe for the whole day, I didn’t want to burden her with extra chores like cooking. (But, can you stop mommies? I guess, not) . ⏱️ This has made me realize that I have to look for ways to make #dinner in least possible minutes, so that I can compensate for the time loss with my baby while I was in office. . This #recipe hardly needs any prep, instead you can make it while you are making your Chapattis/Jeera rice alongside. (#mealideas for you, guys. Thank me later!) . This will be coming up on my blog soon enough. . Don’t forget to #followme to stay updated! . . . . . #Paneer #indian #indianfood #bengalifood #delhifoodblogger #asianfood #curry #foodie #onmytable #omnomnom #healthyfood #cleaneating #weeknightdinner #workingmom @thefeedfeed.glutenfree @bbcgoodfood @cosmoindia
But this is true. I used very basic ingredients like seasonings and spices here in this recipe for paneer curry. As you might have noticed lately that I am sharing recipes that seldom go overboard in terms of ingredients.
My previous recipe of Orange Rice barely used 5 ingredients (I mean if you skip Salt & Sugar!)
How to make this 5-Mins Paneer Curry Recipe – Ingredients list
- Paneer or Fresh Indian Cottage Cheese – alternate would be Tofu or any alternate vegan cheese
- Whole Spices like Cumin Seeds, dry Bay Leaf
- Hing or Asafoetida – omit if unavailable
- Powdered Spices like Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder
- Garam Masala Powder
- Dry Fenugreek Leaves
- Fresh Coriander Leaves or Cilantro for garnish
I am actually THAT desperate in my lookout for quick & easy recipes.
I know it’s a struggle for those like ourselves who lead a busy life, juggling a demanding career and home with kids. Cooking at home and eating healthy often takes a backseat. The solution is most often, if not, becomes eating out or relying on takeaways!
Breaking that barrier to my kitchen has always my priority. Cooking should not necessarily mean elaborate and long hours of prepping and stirring the pot.
So, here’s another of my attempts to limit my minutes in the kitchen. Check out this super simple Paneer Curry here. Its Gluten-Free, Vegetarian (No-Onion, No-Garlic) and has no carbs at all.
This paneer curry without tomato is perfect for those who have dietary restrictions. In fact, this paneer curry recipe is perfect for the weight-watchers. It has no cream, butter, or richness in terms of nuts & seeds.
Looking for more quick & easy Paneer Dishes List? Check these out
- Dhaba style Paneer Butter Masala
- Palak Paneer
- Badami Paneer Korma in white gravy
- Badami Malai Kofta Curry
- Bengali Chanar Dalna
- Paneer Pakora
- Honey Chilli Paneer
- Paneer Egg Bhurji
This super quick and easy Paneer Curry recipe uses ingredients that you can count on your fingertips. If you are looking for quick & easy paneer recipes, then nothing tops this. This is flat out the quickest recipe of paneer on my blog. All you need is a slab of fresh paneer and a handful of pantry staple spices to bring this dish together. This is a vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free recipe, which can be easily modified into vegan by replacing paneer with tofu.
- 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
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.
Now, heat oil in a pan and temper it with bay leaf, cumin seeds and asafoetida or hing.
Now, add the green chilies and the spice mix. Fry this on medium heat for a minute or two, before adding the paneer cubes.
Once the Paneer cubes are coated with the spice mix, add the water and season it with Salt and sugar.
Cover the pan with its lid and allow it to simmer for 2 minutes, not more than that. Over cooked Paneer often becomes chewy.
Turn off the heat and add some chopped fresh Coriander leaves before serving.