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Paneer Masala Gravy(Jinnu Besaru)

Hi Friends,

This dish is from my mom's recipe.This paneer gravy tastes great with rice.This recipe easy and simple to make.It's a spicy,rich and flavorsome tasty recipe with wonderful color.This dish fresh tomatoes,dry mangoes,onion masala and best part is Paneer.Its easily digestible and rich source of calisium and iron.This curry we will cook paneer water (whey).Try this recipe today....Hear i am showing homemade paneer also..


For Paneer:-

Milk-4 cups
Curd/Yogurt-1 1/2 cup
Lemon Juice

Big bowl

For Paneer Masala Gravy:-

Paneer-5 pieces
Onion-1 no (big)
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Dry red chillis-5 to 6
Garlic cloves-3nos
Dried mangoes-4 nos
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
curry leaves-few
Turmeric powder-1 pinch
Rice flour-2 tsp
Milk-3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tbsp
Paneer greenish liquid(the whey)-4 to 5 cups


Heat the milk in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat.Keep strring so that the mlk doesnt stick to the bottom of the pan.Just when the milk starts steaming and just it comes to a boil,add the yogurt to it and gently stir.
The foaming milk will break into curdle floating in an almost clear greenish liquid(the whey).
At this point remove the pan from the heat and now strain this on a strainer over a bowl.
For this curry we need the whey (the liquid part) for use.(do not throw the whey)
Wait for sometime till the water drains out completely and then take out the strainer.
Now chop into small pieces.

Paneer Masala Gravy:-

For this recipe we need to prepare the paste.First cut the onions into chunks add this into the mixie jar and add cumin seeds,red chillis grind to fine paste.
Separatly Boil the dry mangoes and tomatoes cut into pieces in a 1/2 cup water.till it soft.
Now heat the pan and add oil when oil is hot add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,red chillis and curry leaves fry it and add some chopped onions.Fry the onions until it changes the colour.
Now add boiled dry mangoes,tomatoes and turmeric powder mix it well.Now add onion masala paste and paneer water (whey) pour mix it well.Bring to boil.
Now take the rice flour mix with milk until smooth.

Slowly pour in the rice flour mixture while stirring the gravy until thickened.And add salt to it boil for 5 minutes.
Just before taking of the stove add the paneer pieces mix it once.

Serve with hot rice.

Note-Don't boil after adding the paneer. It become hard.




Lovely paneer gravy with step by step presentation.Particularly like the addition of dry mango in the recipe.


Hy Divya,

That's a fantastic step by step presentation...Wow...very interesting recipe dear.


Wooow perfect paneer curry well presented dear..sounds nice with dry mango.


I love anything with paneer, looks yummy and love the addition of dry mango, very new to me..

Sushma Mallya

lovely recipe and loved the stepwise pic of home made paneer..good one divya


super! I too make the paneer fresh at home. And I do have a recipe of homemade paneer. But its been a while I made paneer at home. Looking at yours, am gonna try this curry too


Using dried mango and rice flour is new to me...the step by step method is just superb very helpful for everybody..mainly for the beginners...really appreciated....

Ammu Madhu



Home made paneer is the best. But nowadays I'm too lazy to make it at home..lol..Curry looks yummm


I loved your step by step presentation.

Gita Jaishankar

Very interesting and yummy recipe Divya...love all the pictures :)


Ni8ce post!Thanks for sharing this!

Divya Vikram

Like the step by step pics. Looks creamy n rich.


Quite a feat you have achieved making them all from scratch. Great recipe.


Thanks all for your sweet appreciation...!

miri goes phishing!

hi divya...like everyone here i really enjoyed the step by step presentation of the details...very good work n' the paneer n' the gravy looks really nice...:)


Yummy gravy! Recipe sounds so cool! Nice pictorial!


Paneer masala looks very nice and tempting. I appreciate for your wonderful step by step presentation.

Sarah Naveen

Simply delicious gravy..perfect with roti

Sachin Malhotra

nice recipe of paneer gravy.. thanks for sharing..
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Sobha Shyam

awesome paneer masala dear..such a nice and simple explanation..loved the gravy as well..


It looks awesome, I have to try this soon, I love your step by step presentation:-)


Its good to see that you have used fresh paneer....though it takes time, but it tastes so nice....well done for the hard work :)


tempting .. I got this on menu to cook tomorrow .. and its weekend so yayyyyyyyyy


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