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Khoya Paneer

Khoya Paneer Recipe

This khoya paneer recipe is easy and really very tasty. It is perfect to pack in your kids lunchbox and absolutely lovely as a Diwali treat. Do try.
Course Main Course | Curry
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Keyword khoya paneer, tasty paneer recipes
recipe khoya paneer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 364kcal


  • 200 gm. Paneer or cottage cheese
  • 100 gm. Khoya
  • 2 large onions finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 2 tbsp. cashew nut paste or powder
  • 1 tsp. jeera or cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp. crushed kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat ghee in a kadhai. Add cumin seeds and allow to sputter. Now add onion and ginger garlic paste. Cook for about 5 minutes till the raw smell is gone and onion is golden brown.
  • Now add the tomatoes and green chillies (if using). Saute well till the paste becomes mushy.
  • Break khoya into small pieces and add to the paste. Cook till the khoya melts into the paste. If you want you can blend the masala paste in a blender after cooling it down.
  • Now add turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder along with cashew nut paste. Add some water to thin down the gravy. Add salt, sugar and cook the curry with a lid on low flame for about 10 minutes.
  • Add more water if needed. Check the seasoning and now add the paneer cubes. Cook for about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle kasuri methi.
  • Khoya paneer is ready to serve. Serve it hot with rotis and rice.


  • You can fry the paneer pieces if you like. I prefer them as is.
  • Don’t overlook the paneer or it becomes stringy.  Hence add it towards the end.
  • You can also add mushroom if you like or fresh/frozen peas to the curry.
  • I use store bought khoya but you can make your own khoya if you like.
  • Khoya Paneer is a really tasty and rich recipe that is mildly spicy. You can add more chilli powder if you like it hotter.


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 453mg | Iron: 2.3mg