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Afgani Paneer Curry In 5 easy steps | Afgani Paneer Tikka

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Adjust Servings:
For 1st Marination
300 gms Paneer Cubes
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
1 tbsp Lemon juice
2nd Marination
1 cup / 1 handful Coriander Leaves
½ cup handful Mint leaves
1 Onion sliced
2-3 Green chillies
8-10 pc Cashewnut socked
2 slices Cheese Slice
1 tbsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
1 cup Curd
3/4th  cup Fresh Cream
1 tsp or to taste Salt
1 tsp Pepper powder
½ tsp Kasoori methi (dried)
1 tsp Chaat masala
½ tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
¼ cup Water
For Finishing
1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Butter
1 pc Bayleaf
1pc Black cardamom
5 pc Cloves
1 pc Cinnamon
1 pc green chilli Slit
1 tsp Ginger chopped
Coriander Sprigs
Masala Onions

Afgani Paneer Curry In 5 easy steps | Afgani Paneer Tikka

Step by step recipe to make curry with paneer.

  • Suitable for vegetarian

A popular street food made with paneer.

  • 30mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


  • For 1st Marination

  • 2nd Marination

  • For Finishing

  • Garnish



Afghani food is among the ones that stand out extraordinarily when it comes to taste buds. Their cooking style is unique and is unlike others in the Middle East. Mild, warm, not many spices, and a good dose of cashew nuts. They’ve absorbed the taste from several Asian cuisines. Here I present Afghani Paneer with Masala Onions, a quick recipe for the upcoming Monsoon.



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1. To marinate the cottage cheese, put salt, lemon, and some ginger garlic paste and leave for at least 10 min.
2. For the second marination, in a grinder, put coriander, mint, onions, green chillies, soaked cashews, cheese slice, ginger garlic paste with some water. Grind this to make a thick paste.


1. Now in a bowl, put whisked curd with unsweetened cream. Now add the paste to the bowl. To this add salt, pepper, kasoori methi, chaat masala, garam masala and cumin powder. Mix this well and marinate the cottage cheese in this mix.
2. On a grill pan, add some oil and cook the paneer. Cook it on one side and and flip to the other on high heat. Once the grill marks aare achieved, keep on the side


1. For the curry, heat some butter and oil in a pan. To that add bay leaf, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Now add the marinade to the pan. Cook slowly while stirring till you get a thick but flowing curry.
2. Add the paneer cubes to the pan with some fresh coriander.
3. Afghani paneer is now ready.

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