Jeera Bata Diye Paneer er Torkari (Paneer Vegetable Curry with Cumin Paste)


  • 200 gm paneer, cut in cubes, marinated with salt and turmeric powder and fried
  • 1 large potato, cut in medium cubes and lightly fried in the same oil
  • 1 chow chow cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/2 tsp panch phoran
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp ginger green chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp cumin paste
  • 1 small tomato, grated
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil

Method –

  1. Add oil in a kadhai and let it heat
  2. Add dry red chilli and panch phoran
  3. When the seeds sizzle, add the cumin paste and fry on high flame
  4. Sprinkle water to ensure it doesn’t burn
  5. When fragrant, add tomato, ginger chilli paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt
  6. Sauté on medium heat
  7. Add in potato, peas and chow chow and sauté well on low flame
  8. Add warm water and let it come to boil
  9. Add paneer and cook covered till done
  10. Add chopped coriander leaves and cook covered for 30 seconds
  11. Can add 1 tsp ghee at the end