Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Paneer Korma - Paneer Kuruma Recipe

Paneer Korma
Paneer Recipes are usually hit with anyone and there are only least chances for anyone to say no to paneer.... Agree?! Paneer Korma / Kuruma - I already have a paneer white korma with vegetables but this is a altered version which is more flavourful, perfect as a side dish for rotis/phulkas or jeera rice.
Paneer Kuruma Recipe

Paneer Kuruma Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 35 mins | Serves : 3
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Paneer - 3/4 cup
Onion - 1 medium sized
Tomato - 1 medium sized
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
Fresh Cream- 1.5 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 3 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Bayleaf - 1 small
Maze(Japthri) - 1 small(optional)

Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Cashews - 8
Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 2
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
Garlic - 5


  1. Grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a fine paste.Set aside. Toast the paneer in ghee/oil till golden brown and set aside.
    How to make paneer korma - Step1
  2. In a pan heat oil - add the ingredients listed under 'to temper' then add onions saute till golden brown then add tomato saute till mushy and raw smell leaves.
    How to make paneer korma - Step2
  3. Add the coconut paste, add 1 cup of water, add turmeric, red chilli powder and garam masala powder and allow it to boil for good 5-10 mins or until oil separates.
    How to make paneer korma - Step3
  4. Add cream and cook for 2mins Add toasted paneer, give a quick stir, sprinkle coriander leaves and switch off.
    How to make paneer korma - Step4
Serve it warm with soft phulka.
Paneer Korma

My Notes:

  • Adding cream enhances the flavour and gives it a restaurant taste.
  • You can even add paneer as such but I usually toast it.
  • This goes well with rotis or even mild pulaos.
  • You can also add any vegetables of your choice along with paneer.
Paneer Kuruma Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I always love your curry recipes and same goes for this!! So creamy & flavorful..Hard to say NO to this..!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. I usually ignore kurmas for rotis..but this kurma has paneer in it, I guess I like it. Looks very creamy and like brown paneer cubes.

  3. Nice and yummy looking paneer korma!

  4. Of course no one can say no to paneer.. :)
    Delicious and flavorful kurma.. Love it..

  5. Simply tasteful and mouthwatering kurma.

  6. That's an creamy and delicious recipe...

  7. its such a welcome change to see panner in a different color gravy than the usual red one.. superb one

  8. What a tasty gravy that is... i love coconut based gravies.

  9. liked this creamy n flavorful kurma...sure my kids will love this kurma, will try it soon...inviting pics!

  10. One of my most fav one and very different from the usual paneer curry we make

  11. The colour of this gravy is some out really well! Looks delicious!

  12. nalla idea! khurma le paneer!! homely shots! fine recipe, sharmee :)

  13. Absolutely, paneer always is a hit with most people! A coconut based gravy with paneer is quite unusual, looks delicious Sharmilee!

  14. Curry looks very delicious...

  15. Panner kurma looks very rich and tempting....

  16. I love how simple this is to prepare - sounds delicious!

  17. waw dats amazing sharmilie akka,
    tried today with chappaty simply awesome.
    thank you for this easy receipe and nice notes.I too toasted the paneer.As I dont have cashew I add almonds instead of it.surely it wont have any negative taste.....


  18. I added a tiny amount of cumin, substituted (full fat - it doesn't split when heated) Greek yoghurt, and let the paneer cubes cook until soft in the sauce as they can be rubbery when fried and added to sauce for just a very short time - just my preference. Superb!

  19. i made it today and it was just awesome. i added a some peas and carrot for my parents who dont eat paneer and did not add the cream.... any way this recipe just rocks...thnx sharmeela ji......
    -S A J-

  20. i think the heading "roast and grind" &"to temper: is misplaced..

    1. Thank you for notifying Nivitha,have updated it now :)

  21. This instruction is excellent, the recipe very easy to follow, with pictures. The best guidance I ever had I think.I made this dish for my B-day party and guests were amazed.Thank you for your post. Well done!

  22. Hi Sharmi,
    You are doing an excellent job... Kudos to your blog first...
    All recipes are really easy and yummy which is even more flavored by your clicks..
    I tried many recipes from your blog and all the recipes came out well..

    I would like you to post some tofu and Broccoli recipes in the coming days...

  23. Have u roasted the items under "roast and grind " ?. Sorry to ask this question Mam.. Because the first picture in Method 1 shows it is grinded directly without roasting . Could u please clear my doubt . Then shall I add milk 1/4 cup instead of cream in this korma ?

    1. Thats a typo in the ing list, have edited it now, no roasting just grind it raw

  24. My first time making korma, I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe, will definitely be checking out the rest of your blog.

  25. Yummy! Made this for dinner tonight, family loved it! Replaced pander with Potato n carrot.ground masala with both badam n cashew :-)


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