Paneer Khurchan


Paneer Khurchan is a flavorful and aromatic Indian dish where paneer cubes are cooked with a spicy and tangy onion-tomato masala. This recipe creates a restaurant-style Paneer Khurchan that’s rich, creamy, and full of delicious spices.

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 40 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 1 Calories: Approximately 300 calories per serving (calculated based on ingredients and serving size) Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Heat 3 tbsp oil and shallow fry the paneer cubes until golden brown. Keep them in water and set aside.
  2. In the same oil, add cumin seeds, green cardamom, cloves, and chopped onions. Sauté until the onions turn golden brown.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, garam masala, and a bit of water. Mix well and cook until the masala starts leaving oil.
  4. Add the blended tomatoes to the masala and cook again until the masala starts leaving oil.
  5. Set the masala aside and sauté sliced capsicum. Add 1/2 cup water and the prepared masala. Mix well.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes, ensuring the flavors meld together.


  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference. You can also add a bit of crushed kasoori methi for enhanced flavor.
  • Serve this Paneer Khurchan with naan or roti for a delightful Indian meal experience.

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