Andhra Spicy Paneer Masala चटपटा पनीर मसाला दक्षिण का

Whenever we talk about Andhra/Hyderabadi style dishes, the first flavour sense or taste to come to mind is - SPICY!! Celebrating one of the most popular spices, Chili peppers in today's recipe.

30-35 minutes
Andhra Spicy Paneer Masala चटपटा पनीर मसाला दक्षिण का Recipe - Ranveer Brar


For Ginger Garlic Paste

1 inch Ginger, slice, अदरक

5-6 Garlic cloves, लहसुन

1 Green chilli, हरी मिर्च

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार


For Masala

1 tbsp Fennel seeds, सौंफ

½ tbsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

½ inch Cinnamon stick, दालचीनी

2-4 Cloves, लॉन्ग

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार


For paneer Masala

1 tbsp Oil, तेल

1 tbsp Ghee, घी

1 Star anise, चक्र फूल

1 sprig Curry leave, करी पत्ते

1 tsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

Prepared Ginger Garlic Paste, अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट

4 medium size Onion, chopped, प्याज

1 tsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

1 tsp Guntur red chilli powder, गुंटूर लाल मिर्च पाउडर

4 medium size Tomato, chopped, टमाटर

2 Green chilli, chopped, हरी मिर्च

Little water, पानी

Prepared Masala, तैयार किया हुआ मसाला

1 sprig Curry leaves, करी पत्ते

Fried Paneer, तला हुआ पनीर

1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped, धनिया पत्ता


For Paneer Marination

400 gms Paneer, cubed, पनीर

A pinch of asafoetida, हींग

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

A pinch of degi red chilli powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

½ tbsp Oil, तेल

Oil for frying, तेल तलने के लिए


For Garnish

Fried curry leaves, करी पत्ते


For Ginger Garlic Paste

  • In a mortar pestle, add ginger, garlic, green chilli, salt to taste and make a smooth paste out of it.


For Masala

  • In a non-stick pan, add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, dry roast on medium flame.
  • Transfer it into a bowl, add salt to taste once it cools down, grind it into a fine powder.


For Paneer Masala

  • In a deep bottom pan, add oil, ghee once it is hot, add star anise, curry leaves, cumin seeds and let it splutter well.
  • Add prepared ginger garlic paste and saute it on medium flame until light brown in color.
  • Add onion and saute it well. Add coriander powder, guntur red chilli powder and keep sauteing until the spices turn aromatic.
  • Add tomato, green chilli and saute it well until tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add little water and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add prepared masala, curry leaves and mix it well.
  • Add fried paneer and mix everything well. Simmer it for 5 minutes.
  • Add coriander leaves and mix it well.
  • Garnish it with fried curry leaves and serve hot with roti.


For Paneer Marination

  • In a bowl, add paneer, a pinch of asafoetida, turmeric powder, a pinch of degi red chilli powder, oil and marinate well.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add marinated paneer and fry for a minute to make sure all the sides are cooked well.



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