Safed Paneer - Quick Restaurant Style Gravy at Home Under 20 mins Indian Five Spice Cooking

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May. 27, 2015

Paneer is cooked in a rich and creamy white gravy. Safed Paneer tastes different and unique from the other regular Indian gravies. White pepper, Saffron and Cardamom together play a wonderful role in flavoring this dish. So do try this and serve it with any of your favorite Indian Flat Bread like Roti, Naan Parathas etc.


Paneer 170 Gram , cubed
Yogurt 2 Tablespoon
Heavy cream 4 Tablespoon
Cashews 20
White onion 1 Medium , roughly chopped
Butter 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Cardamom 2 , covering removed and seeds crushed
Saffron strands 8
White pepper powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Ginger piece 1 Small
Garam masala powder 3/4 Teaspoon
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Green chilies 4
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



1. Take water in a pressure cooker. Drop the cashews, onion, cardamom, garlic and ginger. Cover and pressure cook for 3 whistels.

2. Let the steam escape naturally and then let everything cool well.

3. Grind everything to a smooth masala paste.

4. Heat butter in a pan. Immediately add saffron and masala paste. Drop in white pepper powder, garam masala, yogurt and cream to the pan.

5. Season with salt and sugar. Mix everything nicely.

6. Add panner and simmer the gravy nicely for a couple of minutes.

7. Check and adjust for seasoning.



8. Garnish with few saffron strands and serve the gravy with naan or rice. Enjoy!!


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 318Calories from Fat 200

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.4%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 226 mg9.42%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet