Kesar-e-Paneer (Cottage cheese in a thick tomato gravy flavour)

Kesar-e-Paneer (Cottage cheese in a thick tomato gravy flavour)

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Servings: 6
Calories: 549


  • 25 oz Cottage cheese paneer, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2.2 lb Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger (adrak} chopped
  • 2 tbsp Garlic lasan, chopped
  • 5 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 g Green cardamom choti elaichi
  • 5 oz Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mace javitri, powdered
  • Salt and black pepper kali mirch powder to taste
  • 5 tsp Garam masala
  • 3 1/2 oz Butter
  • 3 1/2 floz Cream
  • a few strands of Saffron kesar, soaked, dissolved in 2 tsp water


  • Boil the tomatoes with ginger, garlic, red chilli powder, and green cardamom. When the tomatoes turn soft, remove and keep aside to cool. Squeeze out the pulp; strain the tomato mixture.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan; add tomato puree and cottage cheese; let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes. Add mace powder, salt, black pepper, and garam masala; cook for 4 - 5 minutes.
  • Add the butter, and when it begins to melt add the cream. Mix well.
  • Add the saffron water and blend thoroughly.
  • Serve hot with a swirl of cream.
Calories: 549 kcal
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Protein: 16 g
Fat: 49g
Saturated Fat: 29 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 140 mg
Sodium: 592 mg
Potassium: 582 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 8 g
Vitamin A: 2715 IU
Vitamin C: 24 mg
Calcium: 142 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Dishes Curries
Cuisine Indian
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