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Unforgettable Hyderabadi Paneer Recipe by Malvika Hada Kumar

Bring a touch of Hyderabad to your table with this delicious paneer recipe by Malvika Hada Kumar.

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Unforgettable Hyderabadi Paneer Recipe by Malvika Hada Kumar

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  • Malvika Hada Kumar, a famous food influencer
  • She shares the delicious and unforgettable Hyderabadi Paneer recipe
  • Perfect recipe for weekends or special occasions

You might have eaten a lot of Paneer dishes like Matar Paneer, Kadai Paneer, or Shahi Paneer, but if you try this Hyderabadi Paneer once, you will forget other Paneer recipes. Food influencer Malvika Hada Kumar shares a Hyderabadi paneer recipe that will sure to leave you wanting more. It's rich, flavorful, and perfect to make for the weekend or special meals.


For the Paneer:

  • 1 cup paneer, cut into cubes
  • Oil, as required to pan fry

For the Masala:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 cup onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp shahi jeera
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh cream (optional)
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi, crushed

Instructions for Hyderabadi Paneer

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add paneer cubes and pan fry until they are golden brown on both sides.
  • Keep the fried paneer aside.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in another pan.
  • Add the cardamom and cinnamon stick, and cook for a few seconds.
  • Add ginger, garlic, and green chillies. Cook for a few minutes.
  • Add onions and cook until they are lightly browned.
  • Add the walnuts, tomato, mint leaves, and coriander leaves. Cook for a few more minutes.
  • Once this mixture cools down, grind to a paste.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in the same pan.
  • Add whole spices. Let them cook for a few seconds.
  • Add the ground masala paste and spice powders.
  • Cook until the masala leaves oil on the sides.
  • Once the masala is ready, add fresh cream if you like.
  • Add the pan-fried paneer cubes and crushed kasuri methi. Mix well.
  • Serve hot with Phulka, tandoori roti, naan, or even jeera rice, or matar pulao.

Enjoy this rich and flavorful Hyderabadi Paneer at your next special meal!

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