Paneer Dilkhush Recipe

Paneer Dilkush
Paneer Dilkush
Paneer Dilkhush
Paneer Dilkhush

Having guests at home and have no idea what to cook? This is the most common dilemma  that I face whenever I have guests coming over for lunch or dinner. Some time ago, I tried this paneer dilkhush recipe and it turned out to be delicious. It is very easy to make. It takes just a few minutes and requires some very basic ingredients. So at least now, I have a recipe that I can trust to please my guests. If you want to impress yours, do give it a try. So here is the recipe.

Ingredients needed for Paneer Dilkhush

Ghee – 3 tbsp

Whole black pepper – 3-4 no.s

Whole black cardamom – 2-3 no.s

Cloves – 3-4 no.s

Cinnamon – 1-inch piece

Onion – 2 cups ( finely chopped )

Tomato purée – 2 tbsp

Red chili powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Kitchen king powder – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Fresh cream – 3 tbsp

Cashew nuts –  3 tbsp (soaked in water for 10 minutes and blended to make a paste)

Paneer – 300 gm

Fresh coriander to garnish

How to make Paneer Dilkhush

Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.

Add black cardamom, black pepper, cloves and cinnamon.

Fry for half a minute.

Add onions and fry till golden brown.

Add tomato puree and fry for a minute

Remove the pan from heat and let it cool.

Blend the masala in a blender to make a smooth paste.

Return the masala to the pan.

Add half a cup of water, red chili powder, garam masala powder, kitchen king powder and salt.

Let it cook for 5-6 minutes on low heat.

Add paneer, fresh cream and cashew nut paste.

Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Add water if required.

Garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve hot with butter naan or lachcha parantha.


If fresh cream is not available, blend malai with little water in a blender and use it in place of cream.