Chatakedar Paneer

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Nov. 30, 2014

A lip-smacking preparation of paneer that is sure to excite your taste buds. Perfectly suited to the expectations of desi food lovers, Chatakedar Paneer features succulent cottage cheese cubes enhanced with not just tangy tomatoes, dried fenugreek leaves and regular spice powders like chili and coriander seed powders, but also pav bhaji masala, which gives it an intense flavor reminiscent of the all-time favorite street food!


Oil 1 Tablespoon
Green chili paste 1/2 Tablespoon
Finely chopped tomato 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Tomato puree 2 1/2 Tablespoon
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Pav bhaji masala 1 Teaspoon
Dried fenugreek leaves 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Paneer cubes 2 Cup (32 tbs) (cottage cheese)
Lemon juice 1/2 Tablespoon
For garnish
Coriander sprig 1 (as needed)



1. In a non-stick skillet, heat oil, add green chili paste and sauté over medium flame for a few seconds.

2. Add chopped tomato, tomato purée, chili powder, coriander seeds powder, pav bhaji masala, dried fenugreek leaves and salt. Stir occasionally and cook for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add paneer cubes, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.



4. Serve hot garnished with coriander sprig.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 151Calories from Fat 64

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.8%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 635 mg26.46%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 14 g28%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet