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Braised paneer

Braised paneer made same way as with tofu. Quick video, step by step detailed pictures post.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • 230 gm paneer fresh
  • 1 onion
  • 1 sprig Spring onion
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds

For sauce

  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoon soya sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic minced


  • Slice paneer to thin slabs in square or rectangles. Gather other ingredients ready.
  • First prepare the sauce, by combining ingredients under 'For sauce' Set aside.
  • Heat a pan, toast sesame seeds until crisp, set aside.
  • Heat oil and place sliced paneer. Roast both sides in high flame until golden in colour.
  • Keep it immersed in hot water until use.
  • In the same oil (add more if needed), add sliced onion, bottom part of spring onion and sautee for a minute.
  • Pour in the sauce we prepared.
  • Add paneer drained from water. Mix to coat the paneer. Cook until the paneer absorbs and turns glossy.
  • Switch off stove and garnish with sesame seeds, finely chopped spring onion.



Make sure to season perfectly to suit your taste buds.