Sunday, September 17, 2023

Paneer Rahra

This week we are celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. Every year we celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha by eating Indian food. Also, is the opportunity to try new dishes. This paneer rahra is delicious, and even though I use the same spices as in many other paneer dishes, the result was totally different and delicious.

450 grams Paneer  diced in cubes                    
1 tsp Turmeric powder 
2 tbsp olive oil      
1 tsp Coriander powder 
1 tsp red chili powder kashmiri     
2 tsp Garam masala           
1 tsp Salt                                        
1 tbsp Roasted besan             
1 tbsp Kasoori methi            
3/4 cup Plain yogurt                            

In a bowl mix oil, turmeric powder, cashmiri chili, coriander powder, garam masala, salt, roasted besan, kasoori methi, and yogurt.  Mix it well and add the paneer. Let it marinate for 2 hours.


5 medium tomato blended
3 medium onions chopped
1 piece of Ginger (2.5 cm) grated
3 garlic cloves  grated  
2 tsp Turmeric powder        
2 tsp  red chili powder kashmiri     
2 tsp garam masala
120 grams grated paneer
1 tsp Salt

In a pan add oil and heat it at medium temperature, add onions and cook until they are translucent. Add ginger and garlic, and simmer it for 2 minutes. Add turmeric, chili powder, garam masala, salt, and simmer it for few seconds. Add the blended tomatoes. Simmer it for 10 minutes. Set aside.

Place the paneer on a tray where you can cook/bbq them on a direct flame. Keep the marinated sauce

Place the marinated sauce in the masala. Mix it well, and cook them together for about 15 minutes.

Place the roasted paneer in the masala, and let it simmer at low temperature for 5 minutes. Serve it warm and ENJOY!



  1. OMG Marcela! How do you cook Indian recipes so well? Paneer rahra looks so delicious. I just want naan to scoop it from the screen

  2. It looks mouthwatering! Great with rice or Indian flat bread :-)

  3. I always get a paneer dish when we go to the Indian restaurant.This recipe looks fabulous! from Judee at Gluten Free A=Z Blog. I've been having difficulty commenting using my url..

  4. We eat Indian food quite often. We just returned from a vacation in Victoria, BC where we had a fabulous curry in a fine Indian restaurant there, where I even learned to say thank you in Hindi!

  5. Oh that does sound very good. Karen (Back Road Journal)