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Smoky Paneer Kari Pataka

3.90 from 24 votes

This is healthy main course dish inspired from Rajasthani cuisine. As there are very less dishes with paneer in Rajsthani cuisine. So I am adding one. There is no thick n heavy gravy, cream etc. This dish is absolutely healthy. '
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4


  • For making Smoky Paneer:
  • Paneer - 250 gms
  • Curd - 2tbsp
  • Coriander leaves ginger,garlic and chilli mix paste - 1tbsp
  • Mix masala chilli powder, salt and cumin seed powder - 1/2 tbsp or as per taste
  • For gravey:
  • Big onion-1
  • Garlic cloves-4
  • Curry patta leaves finely chopped- 1 tbsp
  • Cor ringer leaves finely chopped-1 tbsp
  • Hang curd-1 cup
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder-1 tbsp
  • Salt and chilli powder as per taste
  • For smoke:
  • Coal- 1 small piece
  • Ghee- 1 tbsp


  • Cut paneer into small cubes. Take a bowl. Pour curd ,Dhaniya paste and mix masala. Add paneer in it.Let it marinate for 30 minutes.
  • After that use Air fryer to roast it for 15 min at 180 degree. Now, keep all roasted paneer in a deep bowl. Heat a piece of coal, keep it in centre of paneer. Add 1 tbsp of ghee on coal. Cover bowl and keep it covered for atleast 15 min.
  • Take hung curd. Add Dhaniya patti and Kari patta in it. Mix them well.
  • Take oil. After a minute add garlic and onion. Sauté it . Off the gas stove and add hung curd mixture.Mix it well. Now add coriander powder, chilli powder and salt as per taste. Now start stove and mix it well.
  • Now add smoky paneer in it. Use Kari patta and green chilli for decoration . Serve it hot with chapati, missi roti or naan.


  • One can roast paneer on tawa, tandoor  etc.
  • Use hang curd for gravy as it gives creamy texture.

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Sarita Sharda
Sarita Sharda

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