Paneer Ghee Roast / Mangalorean Main Course Restaurant Style Paneer Recipes

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Dec. 17, 2016

Paneer Ghee Roast, a vegetarian version of the Mangalore Special Ghee Roast. This mildly spicy yet tangy Paneer Recipe is pretty close to Kadhai Paneer, yet different. If you are a fan of Paneer Recipes, you need to try this one out, the freshly roasted spice blend of Coriander-Cumin-Chili-Fenugreek-Tamarind along with the ghee brings out an amazing flavor to this one which separated this out from the crowd.. Skip the Butter Paneer for a day, and try out this Masala Paneer :)


Ghee 2 1/2 Tablespoon
Coriander seeds 3 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Whole red chillies 7
Tamarind 30 Gram
Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
Dahi 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Paneer 200 Gram
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric 1/4 Teaspoon
Coconut milk powder 2 Tablespoon



1. In a pan, add ½ tbsp. ghee, next goes in the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds. Roast for a minute, and then add in the red chili powder, tamarind, garlic and roast well for 2-3 minutes in low flame.

2. After the spices have cooled down, add water and make a smooth paste.

3. Make ridges/cuts in paneer cubes, and keep aside. In a mixing bowl, add in ginger-garlic paste, salt, turmeric and yogurt. Mix well, add in the paneer and keep aside.

4. In a pan, pour in rest of the ghee, once hot, place in the just the paneer one by one and cook for 2 minutes in each side and take them out.

5. In the remaining ghee, add the spice paste, and cook until it starts leaving the sides.

6. Add in the coconut milk powder, remaining yogurt and mix well.

7. Roasted paneer goes in next, along with water to adjust the consistency.


8. Serve hot!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 246Calories from Fat 141

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 463 mg19.29%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet