How to Roast Paneer

Paneer is a type of fresh cheese commonly used in Indian cuisine. It is made by curdling milk with an acid such as lemon juice or vinegar, and then draining and pressing the curds to remove the whey. The result is a firm, crumbly cheese that has a mild flavor and is easy to cut into cubes or slices. Paneer is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes, from curries and stews to sandwiches and salads. It is also popular for its high protein content and ability to hold its shape when cooked, making it a popular meat substitute for vegetarians. If you are interested in roasting paneer, check out this delicious recipe below. We hope you will enjoy!


  • 200g paneer, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and wait until they start to sizzle.
  2. Add the chopped onions to the pan and cook until they are golden brown.
  3. Add the minced garlic and ginger paste to the pan and cook for another 30 seconds.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook until they are soft and mushy.
  5. Add the coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and salt to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Add the cubed paneer to the pan and gently stir until the paneer is coated with the tomato mixture. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the paneer is slightly browned.
  7. Serve the roasted paneer hot, garnished with fresh coriander leaves (if using).

Enjoy your roasted paneer!

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