khoya paneer recipe | how to make khoya paneer curry

khoya paneer recipe | how to make khoya paneer curry with detailed photo and video recipe. a unique blend of spice and paneer curry, hails from the popular north indian cuisine or punjabi cuisine. the gravy used in this recipe is rich and creamy and hence the dish is mainly prepared for occasions and celebration feast. the curry has a mild sweetness to it and it tastes ideal with garlic naan or tandoori roti.
khoya paneer recipekhoya paneer recipe | how to make khoya paneer curry with step by step photo and video recipe. traditional paneer based curries or gravies are typically prepared with tomato and onion sauce with either cashew paste or cream. but khoya paneer is slightly different and richness is derived from khoya or mawa added to this recipe. the addition of mawa makes it richer and also adds the combination of sweet and spicy taste to the gravy.

generally, in any indian cuisine fine dining restaurant, you would not find khoya paneer curry on its menu. this is perhaps because of the extra richness or perhaps the sweet taste it has to offer. especially in overseas indian restaurant’s, the demand is for more spicy curry rather sweet or rich curry. having said that khoya based curries are hugely popular and must curry in special occasions, festivals and marriages. in addition, the recipe is prepared with the khoya or mawa prepared by evaporating the milk which yields milk solids. but i have my own shortcut and easy method of preparing it with milk powder which should make this recipe less hassle and economical.

how to make khoya paneer curry

some easy tips, recommendations and serving suggestion for this rich and creamy khoya paneer curry recipe. firstly, i have used homemade paneer cubes for this recipe and hence it was fresh, soft and tender. if you are planning to use store-bought make sure to have fresh paneer so that it easily absorbs the gravy. secondly, in this recipe, i have used khoya made from full cream milk powder, but you are more than welcome to use the same quantity of store-bought traditional khoya. lastly, the gravy thickens when after adding khoya or mawa hence add sufficient amount water to maintain the consistency. a thick consistency is ideal for roti/chapathi but you may need thin if serving with rice-based dishes.

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khoya paneer recipe
khoya paneer recipe | how to make khoya paneer curry
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
easy khoya paneer recipe | how to make khoya paneer curry
Course: curry
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Hebbar's Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
for instant khoya:
for curry:
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 11 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ inch cinnamon / dalchini
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 3 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 3 cloves / lavang
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cup tomato pulp
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ¾ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. firstly, roast spices with butter.
  2. now add 1 onion followed by 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 green chilli. saute well.
  3. further, add 2 cup tomato pulp. to prepare tomato pulp, blend 3 raw tomatoes to smooth puree without adding any water.
  4. cover and cook for 10 minutes or till oil separates from the tomato paste.
  5. now add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ¾ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp salt. saute well.
  6. now add ¾ cup of prepared khoya and cook well.
  7. further, add 1 cup of water and adjust consistency.
  8. add in roasted paneer and give a good mix.
  9. cover and simmer for 10 minutes or till paneer absorb flavours.
  10. finally, serve khoya paneer with roti or naan.

how to make khoya paneer with step by step photo:

instant khoya recipe:

  1. firstly, in a pan heat 1 tsp ghee and ½ cup milk.
    khoya paneer recipe
  2. once the milk boils, add ¾ cup milk powder.
    khoya paneer recipe
  3. mix continuously keeping the flame on low to medium.
    khoya paneer recipe
  4. the mixture starts to thicken and starts to separate from pan forming a lump.
    khoya paneer recipe
  5. finally, instant khoya is ready. keep aside.
    khoya paneer recipe

curry preparation for paneer khoya recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp butter and roast 11 cubes paneer till they turn golden brown.
    khoya paneer recipe
  2. keep the roasted paneer aside.
    khoya paneer recipe
  3. now in the same butter add 1 tsp cumin, ½ inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf, 3 cardamom, 3 cloves and 1 tsp kasuri methi.
    khoya paneer recipe
  4. saute until the spices turn aromatic.
    how to make khoya paneer curry
  5. now add 1 onion followed by 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 green chilli. saute well.
    how to make khoya paneer curry
  6. further, add 2 cup tomato pulp. to prepare tomato pulp, blend 3 raw tomatoes to smooth puree without adding any water.
    how to make khoya paneer curry
  7. cover and cook for 10 minutes or till oil separates from the tomato paste.
    how to make khoya paneer curry
  8. now add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ¾ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp salt.
    khoya paneer recipe
  9. saute until the spices turn aromatic and oil is released.
    khoya paneer recipe
  10. now add ¾ cup of prepared khoya or use store brought khoya.
    khoya paneer recipe
  11. break the khoya and mix well with tomato paste.
    khoya paneer recipe
  12. cook till the khoya starts to release oil from sides.
    khoya paneer recipe
  13. further, add 1 cup of water and adjust consistency.
    khoya paneer recipe
  14. add in roasted paneer and give a good mix.
    khoya paneer recipe
  15. cover and simmer for 10 minutes or till paneer absorb flavours.
    khoya paneer recipe
  16. finally, serve khoya paneer with roti or naan.
    how to make khoya paneer curry

notes:

  • firstly, use fresh homemade paneer and fresh khoya for more rich flavour.
  • also, add matar along with paneer to prepare khoya matar paneer recipe.
  • additionally, cook the tomato paste well to avoid raw taste in the gravy.
  • finally, khoya paneer recipe tastes great when prepared more rich and spicy.
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