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Paneer Do Pyaza

A perfect dish to go with butter naan or a plain roti. It is colorful and healthy too packed with protein and minerals. Very easy to prepare.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 1 big bowl


  • 3-4 medium sized onions cubed
  • 2-3 medium sized bell peppers capsicum, cubed
  • 2-3 green chili
  • 5-6 medium sized tomatoes cubed
  • 250 grams cottage cheese cubed, paneer
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • to taste salt
  • a pinch asafoetida
  • 2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup sauce
  • 100 ml milk or cream
  • 2 tbsp oil


  • In a thick bottom pan, heat oil. Add asafoetida and mustard seeds. Allow the seeds to splutter.
  • Add cubed onions and sauté till soft. Add cubed pepper & tomatoes. Mix well.
  • Add all spices and ketchup (sauce) except milk and paneer.
  • Cover the pan and cook on slow flame till the vegetables are tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add milk or cream and allow it to come to a boil. Add paneer cubes. Adjust salt to taste.
  • Serve hot with naan.


You can replace paneer with tofu.
For a richer version use cream in place of milk.
The gravy needs to be little, making the dish sticky rather than runny.