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Cilantro paneer is the perfect side dish for someone who likes the taste of cilantro. I have been pondering over how to incorporate cilant...

Cilantro Paneer

Cilantro paneer is the perfect side dish for someone who likes the taste of cilantro. I have been pondering over how to incorporate cilantro into preparing something interesting. I had a purpose to make this for lunch instead of any other paneer dish.The reason being that Cilantro is hosting JFI event with Cilantro as the theme ingredient. I must say it came out better than I expected. Personally, I would have enjoyed it without toasting the paneer but everyone other than me liked it toasted. My entry to WYF side dish event hosted by Simple Indian Food.


Heavy bottom pan
Cutting Board


Paneer - 350 gms
Cilantro - 3 bunches ( only the leaves)
Onion - 1
Garlic - 4 pods
Tomato paste - 2 tsp
Tomato - 3 chopped
Ginger - 1 inch
Green Chilli - 1
Kasthuri Methi- 1tsp
Oil - 3 tbsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 3/4 cup


1. Heat the heavy bottom pan with 2 tbsp of oil and toast the paneer cubes. Transfer into a bowl.

2. In a blender add onion, garlic, cilantro, ginger and water and blend into a fine paste.

3. Heat the pan again with 1 tbsp of oil add chillis and roast them a bit and then add the paste. Allow it to cook for 15 minutes covered.

4. Check to see if the raw smell of onion and garlic disappeared. Then add the powders, tomato paste and tomato and cook for 5 minutes.

5. Add milk and sugar and cook for 5 minutes.

6. Add roasted paneer and cook for 4 minutes. Garnish with kasthuri methi and serve it hot with roti or naan.

7. Voila! Cilantro Paneer


  1. Really a new flavored dish,sounds good too! Have never tasted like this!Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Something new..Love cilantro..looks yummy..

  3. Cilantro paneer looks gorgeous. Nice entry for the event.

  4. Hi Srimathi,
    I've made palak paneer but haven't tried with cilantro...this one is new to me :) thanks for the recipe. nice snaps.

  5. lovely idea - cilantro and paneer... must have tasted awesome :)

  6. Toasted or untoasted, I would be sure to enjoy this dish!

  7. Awesome crn, love this unique recipe...you must be very innovative!:)

  8. Wow thats so gorgeous and never heard about this, completely new to me...Superb aromatic dish!

  9. Thank you all for such encouraging comments.

  10. I too add cilantro in my paneer dish's. Love the taste it gives in..

  11. Wow. I too have never heard of such a dish...thanks for the dish

  12. This looks real simple.. it has been long since i cooked with paneer. When i was just a beginner in the kitchen, the paneer turned out to be a mess and my hubby asked me never to do a paneer dish again.. i will try ur version soon.. bookmarked!! :))